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Level 7 ACA Apprenticeship Pooleys Accountants

A great opportunity to develop your career in Accountancy. As an ACA Apprentice you will support managers and other senior staff in providing a range of accountancy services to our clients. You will gain both experience and knowledge whilst progressing through your ACA qualification.

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Closing date: 18 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00 - £25,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an Apprentice Accountant you will work as part of a team assisting with clients’ accounting needs.  

This position involves a number of different aspects including: 

  • Preparing financial statements for limited companies, partnerships and sole traders 
  • Preparing tax computations 
  • Providing bookkeeping services 
  • Preparation of VAT returns 
  • Filing Companies House and H M Revenue & Customs documents on client's behalf 

Assignments will be undertaken both in the office and at client's premises. Apprentices will have support and on the job training from managers and other senior staff.  

During your training you will be expected to develop an understanding of the practical issues involved in delivering a high-quality service to clients. 

Both practical and theoretical training will be undertaken, with an aim to becoming a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need to have strong numeracy, literacy skills and IT skills
  • It is expected that you will have practical experience working within an accountancy practice and have already completed AAT level 4

Personal qualities

You will need to have an analytical and methodical approach to your work and be able to apply both common sense and technical skills to different assignments

A general interest in business will be expected, as will be a willingness to learn.

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-5 (or equivalent)
  • 2 A levels at grade C (or equivalent)
  • A relevant accounting qualification up to and including Level 4 (or equivalent)

Future prospects

It is expected that you will stay with the company following successful completion of your apprenticeship to undertake further qualifications and increase your responsibility in the office.  

About the employer

Pooleys was established in 2001 and today, we continue to build on our enviable reputation for providing excellent advice and first-class service to our business and personal clients alike. 

We have many clients in the local community and service businesses, small and large, across many sectors including: 

  • Tourism and Leisure 
  • The Professions 
  • Agriculture 
  • Service Sector 
  • Retail 
  • Construction 
  • Manufacturing 

David Pooley:

David qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 having trained with Peat Marwick and Mitchell and moving into a commercial role as mine accountant for RTZ at South Crofty Tin Mine, where he was responsible for installing new management controls in addition to all cost controls for capital projects undertaken. 

From 1988 to 2001 David was in practice with a firm based throughout the South West making partner within two years. Latterly as partner in charge of their Truro office he was instrumental in the firm's development from 4 to 20 staff and was often responsible for the training and marketing programs. 

To provide his clients with individually tailored accountancy and advisory services David set up Pooleys in 2001. With focus, ambition and dedication he and his team advise on all aspects of accounting and taxation, opportunities for business acquisition and expansion, succession planning and the logistics of harnessing grant funding. 

With David and his committed team Pooleys continues to go from strength to strength and have been Investors in People since 2002.


Pooleys Accountants



Lemon Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ACCOUNTANCY LEARNING LTD


Victoria 01392435349

You will undertake the “Accountancy Professional” Apprenticeship (a Degree Apprenticeship in Accounting), with full support from Accountancy Learning as part of their Flexible Apprenticeship Programme. 

The apprenticeship includes achievement of the prestigious ACA qualification comprising 15 examinations, completion of ethics training, a minimum of 450 days of relevant work experience plus achievement of 52 professional development skills and behaviours. 

The "End Point Assessment" for the apprenticeship includes the Case study exam which is part of the ACA qualification plus a project report where you describe how you have achieved the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for the apprenticeship standard. 

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 on a block-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.  

Apprenticeship standard

Accountancy or taxation professional

Level 7 (Master's degree)

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