Accounts Apprentice Optionis Limited

Good with numbers? Interested in a career in Accountancy? Optionis and Paragon Skills are pleased to offer an opportunity to gain your AAT accountancy qualifications while working for an organisation who offer support to hundreds of small businesses.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 37.5 Hours Per Week

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an Accounts Apprentice with Optionis you'll learn on the job and start putting theory in to practice straight away. We can promise that you'll be supported throughout your apprenticeship and that there will never be a dull moment!

Typical daily duties include:

  • Submitting quarterly VAT Returns to HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Creating management Accounts
  • Dealing with queries on clients accounts
  • Calling clients to discuss any problems/queries they have
  • Sending personal TAX projections
  • Composing emails on a daily basis to clients and colleagues
  • Processing accounts information sent in by clients
  • Electronic book-keeping
  • Bank and Sales Ledger reconciliations

The working week will be Monday to Friday.

Application Process

  • APPLY - via GetMyFirstJob using the link provided. Please remember to upload your CV to your profile.
  • ASSESSMENT - we will ask you to complete some short online assessments
  • EMPLOYER - your CV will be sent to the employer for consideration
  • INTERVIEW - if you are selected for interview you will be contacted to arrange a date and time

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need to be good with numbers and have excellent IT skills.

Personal qualities

Good accountants are conscientious and thorough with excellent attention to detail. To complete the apprenticeship you will need to be keen to learn, enthusiastic about starting a career in Accounts and open to taking advice from experienced members of staff.

Qualifications required

You will need strong GCSE grades in Maths & English

Future prospects

Depending on your performance during the apprenticeship there may be a permanent position available for you. If you were to be taken on as a permanent employee you would be able to benefit from the generous company benefits that include up to 28 days holiday, private healthcare, free car parking, fresh fruit every day, training, study leave for professional qualifications and paid time off for volunteer work.

About the employer

Optionis is a professional services group specialising in managing tax, employment, accountancy and legislative compliance. The group provides a range of market leading solutions to the UK';s small businesses and professional contingent workforce sectors. Our vision and values mean we are nothing short of obsessed with supporting those who we work with and for. We';re constantly investing in our systems and improving the range of solutions we offer. We hire the very best people and look after them well, offering them every opportunity to build their career and share in our success.


Optionis Limited


KD Tower


Hemel Hempstead


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Training provider

Paragon Skills are one of the leading training providers in the country. We have the ENERGY & EXPERIENCE to give you the EDGE in kick starting your career. Our Personal Tutors will deliver outstanding teaching and learning to help ENERGISE you to complete your apprenticeship training and leave you confident to EXECUTE tasks to the highest standard.

You will complete an Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard, you will be trained and mentored for the first 12 months of this apprenticeship and cover the following areas - Bookkeeping, Preparation of Final Accounts, Management Accounting, Indirect Tax, Ethics for Accountants and Spreadsheets for Accounting.

You will then complete an end point assessment which will include a synoptic test where the apprentice will tackle business related tasks through simulation, a portfolio of work and a professional discussion to demonstrate the knowledge & skills you have gained.

All training will take place in the workplace. You will be mentored by experienced members of staff while developing your skills to a nationally recognised industry standard.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Paragon Skills For Industry


James Duckett

Other information

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - applications come through to the provider, are prescreened by a telephone interview.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2017