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AAT Trainee Accountant Pesters

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 2 apprenticeship with Pesters and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT qualification.

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Our Training combines academic study and on the job experience. Fully mentored, by a Manager, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience from day one. A system of continuous feedback and on the job training on a one to one basis ensures that you make steady progress, building on your experience from one assignment to the next.

Starting with the AAT levels you will progress to study for your ACCA qualification if successful. In the office, you will start with developing your basic accounts preparation skills. Before moving on to develop more complex accounts skills along with tax returns and audit. You will also have the opportunity to develop specialist areas of expertise in individual and company taxation and the production of Payroll for clients’ employees as well as developing skills in the art of book-keeping and accounts preparation using fully computerised systems. These roles will be carried out on a daily basis as well as helping the team with general administrative tasks of chasing clients for their records and information in order to meet important statutory deadlines and other similar tasks such as taxation reminders.

You will be taught all aspects of different business types and the taxation advantages and disadvantages of each type of business.

You will be taught how to construct information from incomplete records, books of prime entry and from computerised systems and compile them into statutory information for the client, HMRC and Companies House.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good working knowledge of excel and word required, together with basic skills in maths and English.

Personal qualities

  • Punctuality and attention to detail required with good logical organised mind to complete all tasks by the deadlines set.
  • An enthusiastic approach to talking to clients and other organisation both face to face and on the telephone.
  • An ability to stay calm when deadlines are approaching and to remain happy during busy work times.

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSE qualifications C (Level 4) or above including Maths and English.


Future prospects

  • Employees have the opportunity to progress through the company into a Semi-Senior and then Senior role and specialise in their chosen aspect of the career. Opportunity is given to communicate directly with the client and build their own portfolio.

About the employer

Pesters is a long established Accountancy Practice in West Byfleet dealing with a varied client base of Limited Companies, Partnerships, Sole Traders and Individuals, together with a number of audits.




Pyrford Road

West Byfleet

KT14 6SD

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Training provider

Kaplan Financial

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kaplan


Olivia Cotterell

Foundation Certificate - AAT Level 2

Foundation covers the basic principles of accountancy, and is your starting point if you’ve never studied accountancy before. You’ll learn the basic principles of accountancy, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing and preparing financial statements, as well as how to use accountancy software.

This level is ideal if you’re new to accountancy and finance, have previously worked in an accounts department, or are looking to change your career into accountancy.

To pass this level, you'll be examined on five units (also known as subjects), of which one includes the synoptic assessment. This tests the knowledge you have gained throughout the level, covering multiple (but not all) units. All assessments are computer-based exams (CBE).

The area you will cover include:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software
  • Foundation Synoptic Assessment

The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Accounts/Finance Assistant, this includes, General Business, Ethical Standards, Communication, Attention to Detail and Professionalism. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take End Point Assessment.

The Knowledge areas of the standard will be covered through completion of the AAT qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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