The ProfessionA Bookkeeping assistant/Bookkeeper carries out various activities in the financial department of a company or an institution. For instance, the Bookkeeping assistant/Bookkeeper works in accounts receivable and accounts payable, where he processes financial company data independently. The following functions come to mind: (company) Accountant, assistant-accountant, bookkeeper, assistant tax administrator.
The Business Administration program trains students in the first 3 years in secretarial, management and bookkeeping/accounting skills. In year 4, one of these majors will be chosen to specialize further. Interested persons can also sign up for various short courses that will be offered over the duration of the course.
Level of professional practice
Responsibility:A Bookkeeping assistant is capable of working in companies of various dimensions. He/she has to carry out his/her job responsibilities and must also render account thereof to his colleagues (accountability). His/her range of duties comprises routine automated activities such as compiling, sorting, registering and inputting financial data.
In addition, he/she applies standard procedures, coached and monitored by others such as: assisting in the compilation of monthly reports, estimates, budgets and annual statements accounts. Besides applying standard procedures, he combines or devises procedures.
Complexity:Knowledge of business administration, insight in figures, skills and the ability to function independently, contribute to a greater transfer value.
- A helpful attitude
- A service-oriented attitude
- Problem-solving skills
- Result-oriented work attitude
- Oral and written command of English
- Enjoy working with figures and computers
- An analytical and conceptual intellect
- Ability to function in as a team member
Possible career opportunities include: Office clerks, Assistant managers, Assistant bookkeeper, Secretaries, Personal assistants, Entrepreneur
Course practical training
This program consist of classes in school and practical training in the workplace. A few days a week you will work at a company as a student employee. The practical training allows you to practice your skills and to learn all about the profession from professionals in real situations. This also means you will already have some work experience when you finish the program.
Level 3 schedule
|Year 3||Classes + Internship|
|Classes + Internship|
|Year 2||Classes + Internship|
|Classes + Internship|
|Year 1||Classes + Internship|
Level 3 info
Level of program:Level 3 Professional.
Transitional options:NIPA is using the SBO module system in transitioning from one year to the next. This implies that grades obtained in the previous year will be carried over to the following year. Students can thus follow the modules from the following year even if they did not successfully complete modules from the previous year, which can be retaken.
In order for a student to obtain an SBO diploma, they would have to successfully complete all partial qualifications.
There is also an opportunity to achieve partial qualification certificates. In this system, the student is always rewarded, for achieving satisfactory grades.
Most SBO programs allow students to transition to higher levels depending of the structure of the program and if the program is being offered by the institute.
With a level 3 diploma, a graduate would be eligible to enter into a level 4 course.
AdmissionThis course requires a PKL, TKL, or a SBO level 2 diploma. The student could also have made it to HAVO 3 or equivalent to enter this course.
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