Accounts Assistant Apprentice Optimal Accountancy Limited

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Accounts Assistant at South Shields based company – Optimal Accountancy. The main purpose of the role is to complete a wide range of accounting / bookkeeping tasks within the office, along with any associated administrative tasks.

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    9.00-4.30 Monday to Thursday 9.00-3.30 Friday

    Total hours per week: 34.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include;

  • Data input (receipts etc.)
  • Producing income and expenditure statements (profit & loss)
  • Preparing client payroll
  • To include collation of data and data entry
  • Calling clients and sending emails
  • Chasing clients for required documents
  • Associated administrative tasks such as scanning
  • Photocopying and filing documents
  • Setting up client files
  • Retrieving information from client files etc
  • As the role progresses you will be involved in the preparation of payroll reports using Sage.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Applicants should have:

  • Should also be able to work off own initiative
  • Enter data with accuracy
  • Should be keen to progress in an accountancy career


Personal qualities

Applicants should have:

  • Applicants should have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work as part of a team

Qualifications required

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

Future prospects

Ongoing training and development will be provided, with the opportunity to progress onto AAT level 4 for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Please ensure that you can travel to South Shields for a 9.00am start.

About the employer

Optimal Accountancy provides a service tailored to the individual needs of each business, and believe there’s more to accountancy than simply satisfying compliance. At Optimal, they believe that ALL clients are equally important irrespective of size, turnover, profit or fees. The aim is to provide a commitment to service and provide information to the highest possible standards.


Optimal Accountancy Limited



Sunderland Road

South Shields

NE34 6RB

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Training provider

NVQ level 3 in Accountancy 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