Accounting roles question

GarethPowell Registered Posts: 1 New contributor 🐸

*I tried using 'Accounting professionals' category but it would only let me post under General etc.



Hope all is well. I am enrolled on the AAT Level 2 course but do have 5 years accounting work experience. I believe my background is above entry-level, around Mid-to-Senior Accountant.

Regarding accounting jobs, do you know what the difference is between Junior Management Accountant, Assistant Management Accountant, Assistant Accountant and Accounts Assistant?

Kind regards,


  • Sita3croft
    Sita3croft Registered Posts: 20 New contributor 🐸
    Junior Management Accountant: A Junior Management Accountant is an entry-level position in the field of management accounting. They assist senior management accountants in preparing financial reports, analyzing data, and providing support in budgeting and cost control.

    Assistant Management Accountant: An Assistant Management Accountant typically has more experience than a Junior Management Accountant. They work closely with management accountants to prepare financial statements, develop budgets, perform variance analysis, and contribute to decision-making processes.

    Assistant Accountant: An Assistant Accountant is a broader role that may not be limited to management accounting. They support the finance team with various accounting tasks, such as reconciling accounts, processing invoices, managing payroll, and assisting in the preparation of financial reports.

    Accounts Assistant: An Accounts Assistant is usually an entry-level position in the accounting department. They handle basic accounting tasks like data entry, processing invoices, managing expenses, and maintaining financial records. They work under the supervision of higher-level accountants.

    In summary, the positions differ in terms of their responsibilities, experience levels required, and the scope of accounting tasks they handle within the organisation.
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