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Accounts / Finance Assistant Ian Pedley

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.

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Closing date: 18 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5pm – office 8:30 – 6:30 so we can be flexible around core hours.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

A broad range of accounting, payroll and bookkeeping tasks at some point would include:


  • Data entry for the weekly and monthly client payrolls
  • Processing purchase Ledger invoices
  • Supplier payments
  • Reconciling suppler statements
  • Maintaining supplier records
  • Sales invoicing
  • Credit control
  • Maintaining customer records
  • Processing company credit card statements
  • Processing staff expenses
  • Matching the bank feeds
  • Month-end journals
  • Dealing with intercompany management charges
  • Understanding the various accounting software in use
  • Payrol – Brightpay
  • Bookkeeping – Quickbooks
  • Sage 50 – accounting.
  • General admin, including a lot of ad-hoc duties, assisting managers in both administration, finance and other duties, getting to really know the business, including
  • Providing cover for telephone support

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Attention to detail, accurate, competent in Microsoft packages, strong customer service ethos. Has a hunger to progress in their career.

Personal qualities

Flexible, strong team player, willingness to really get involved with all aspects of the business and an ambition to grow with it. A positive attitude.

Desired qualifications

A Levels would be desirable but not essential. Grades A to C, plus a minimum of 5 GCSEs, which must include Maths & English grades 9-5 (A-C).

Future prospects

We see this position as a way for an ambitious candidate to kick start their career in the accountancy profession

Things to consider

Free car parking

Yearly pay reviews

Breakfast available on site

Annual bonus worth a months salary!

About the employer

Established in 2012, Bookkeeping Birmingham provides Bookkeeping and Payroll services for small and medium size enterprises.


Ian Pedley



Haslucks Green Road


B90 2EL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ACCOUNTANCY LEARNING LTD


Victoria Longstaff 01392435349

You will undertake the “Accounts / Finance 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 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 15 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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