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Apprentice Accountant Seymour Taylor

As a well-established, expanding, forward-thinking firm we are looking for an Account’s Apprentice to join our team. No previous accounting experience is necessary as full on-the-job training will be provided along with a full study package. The role is a varied accounts and audit role, working for external clients and within the Hampden Group.

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (Shifts TBC)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    5 years

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001799801

  • Positions

    2 available

The ideal candidate has A-levels or similar and has obtained a grade 5/B or higher in both maths and English language GCSEs, or equivalents. No previous accounting experience is necessary as full on-the-job training will be provided along with a full study package. The role is a varied account and audit role, working for external clients and within the Hampden Group. This would involve working at the client's premises and the candidate would ideally have their own car and a valid driving licence. We are looking for someone who is a good team player, with experience in general office computer packages, such as Word and Excel, as well as good verbal and written communication skills. The Seymour Taylor recruitment process will be conducted based on merit and ability without discrimination of but not limited to race, religion, colour, gender, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status to ensure all applicants are treated equally.

Daily tasks include:

  • Accountancy reconciliations including bank, debtors, and creditors
  • Understanding double-entry journals
  • Audit fieldwork
  • Preparing tax computations
  • Fixed asset registers and calculating depreciation
  • Use of Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Supporting job managers with tasks delegated on assignments
  • Contact with clients by telephone/email and in person.
  • Preparation of information and reports for internal and external use
  • Working as part of a flexible team
  • Filing, scanning, photocopying, and archiving
  • Updating spreadsheets and standard letters as directed
  • Taking telephone messages
  • Assisting accountants with administration duties for major projects
  • Ensure that good practice, customer care, and health and safety are fully blended into day-to-day activities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good team player
  • Experience of general office computer packages, such as Word and Excel
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Flexible and proactive
  • Punctual
  • Willing to learn and dedicated to a career in practice

Desired qualifications

  • The ideal candidate have A-levels or similar and have obtained a grade 5/B or higher in both maths and English language GCSEs, or equivalents 

Future prospects

  • Progression with the company

Things to consider

  • No previous accounting experience is necessary as full on-the-job training will be provided along with a full study package
  • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

Seymour Taylor is an award-winning firm of Accountants operating as part of the Hampden Group. We offer the services of a large corporate accountancy firm with the personal touch normally associated with a smaller accountancy practice. As one of the longest established firms of accountants in High Wycombe and the Thames Valley, our highly experienced team of accountants, tax, and business advisers offer a wealth of expertise to our clients.

Employer

Seymour Taylor

Address

57

London Road

High Wycombe

HP11 1BS

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Training

Training provider

First Intuition Reading Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by First Intuition Reading Ltd

Contact

Hannah Smith Gama 01494 552115 recruitment@stca.co.uk

  • Study package to complete either AAT/ACA/ACCA
  • Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)


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