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Accounts Assistant Apprentice Southexe Ltd

This is a great opportunity to start to your career in Accountancy and will cover a range of accounting and bookkeeping functions, including assisting the existing payroll team and getting involved in performing day to day bookkeeping transactions for clients and drafting their VAT returns. Potential for progression through further qualifications.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    4 day working week 9am -5pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A broad range of accounting and finance tasks will be undertaken providing experience across our activities. Tasks at some point would include:

  • Processing purchase Ledger invoices
  • Supplier payments
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Maintaining supplier records
  • Credit control
  • Maintaining customer records
  • Processing company credit card statements
  • Processing staff expenses
  • Matching the bank feeds
  • Matching receipts feeds
  • Month-end journals
  • Dealing with intercompany management charges
  • Understanding the various accounting software in use
  • General admin, including dealing with ad-hoc duties, emails and telephone support.

As the apprentices skills and knowledge increases the range and complexity of the tasks and duties will be become more broad. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Accurate
  • Highly competent Excel skills
  • Strong customer service ethos

Personal qualities

  • Flexible
  • Strong team player
  • Positive attitude 
  • Willingness to really get involved with all aspects of the business and ambition to grow with it

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs, which must include Maths & English grades 9-5 (A-C) (or equivalent)

Future prospects

We are a firm of Chartered Accountants and for the right candidate, we see this position as a stepping stone for developing a long term career with the practice, being an integral part of its growth and ideally progressing from the AAT qualification (apprenticeship levels 2, 3 and 4) to the ACA (ICAEW) qualification (level 7).

Things to consider

  • Matford Park & Ride is a short walk away

About the employer

Southexe Chartered Accountants is a small, friendly firm. We set high professional standards in a relaxed, happy environment.

We advise on a broad range of clients mainly across Devon. 

Customer services is top priority, so our recruitment process places as much emphasis on personality as on academic and technical skills.        

We have a reputation of being exceptionally good at listening to our clients requirements and being able to provide solutions.


Southexe Ltd



Hollowpits Court



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ACCOUNTANCY LEARNING LTD


Victoria 01392435349

You will undertake the “Accounts Assistant” Apprenticeship (an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting), with full support from Accountancy Learning as part of their Flexible Apprenticeship Programme.

Assessment will be by an “End Point Assessment”, which will include the following two elements:

  • A Structured Interview. This will consist of 10 questions asked by an AAT Independent Assessor. It will last 60 minutes and will be performed remotely via the AAT on-line video portal. The questions will allowing you to to display the knowledge and experience you have obtained over your apprenticeship. You will build a Portfolio of reflections and product evidence that will be used to support your answers to these 10 questions.
  • An In-tray Test. This will be undertaken under exam conditions and will last 105 minutes. It will be based on what you have studied in your AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. 

Successful completion of the AAT (Level 2) Foundation Certificate in Accounting is a mandatory element of the Accounts / Finance Assistant Apprenticeship. Your Apprenticeship will therefore include formal studies towards this qualification. It is anticipated that your apprenticeship duration will be for 13 months, although earlier completion is possible, provided the duration exceeds one year and a week.

You will receive support from both the employer, and the training provider, to complete and achieve your Apprenticeship and will be given time to study during the week on a day release basis. As you are working towards a professional qualification, it is also expected that you will continue your studies outside of normal office hours.

As you learn more in both the office and in your studies your responsibilities, and the variety of tasks you undertake, are expected to increase.

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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