Apprentice Accounts Assistant Stephenson Coates

Stephenson Coates are a chartered accountancy practice based in the Newcastle Business Park, off Scotswood Road. They offer a range of financial services to include; business start–ups, business plans, management accounts, audits, VAT returns and personal & corporate tax.

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    9.00-5.00 Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Accounts Assistant at Newcastle based company – Stephenson Coates. The main purpose of the role is to complete a wide range of accounting tasks within the office.

Duties to include:

  •  Using computerised accountancy software – Sage and Pegasus
  • Bookkeeping tasks
  • VAT returns
  • Audit work
  • Accounts preparation for sole traders & partnerships
  • Will eventually deal with client queries over the telephone
  • Associated administrative duties as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  Applicants should also be able to work off own initiative and be keen to learn.

Personal qualities

Applicants should have:

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent timekeeping

Qualifications required

Applicants should have 5 x A-C grades at GCSE to include Maths and English or equivalent qualifications  

Must also have 2 x A Levels at A-C grades or equivalent

Future prospects

Ongoing training and development will be provided and the opportunity for duties to progress.

Things to consider

• Although the new Accounting standard is at level 3 – the course will initially cover the level 2 content • Initially a fixed term contract for the duration of the Apprenticeship- to be reviewed at the end of the term, with a view to progressing to the AAT level 4.

About the employer

Stephenson Coates are a long established and forward thinking accountancy practice with a proven track record of business advice provision.


Stephenson Coates


West 2

Asama Court

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Training provider

NVQ level 3 in Accounting and possible functional skills if applicable.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Access Training Ltd


Olivia Davies

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2017