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Accounts Assistant Alexander Rosse Limited

This is a great opportunity to start your career in Accountancy and will cover a range of accounting and bookkeeping functions, including assisting the existing team and performing day to day bookkeeping transactions for clients and preparing VAT returns.

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Closing date: 18 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 6pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

A broad range of accounting and finance tasks will be undertaken providing experience across several activities. Tasks 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

General administration, including ad-hoc duties, assisting the owners in both administration, finance and other duties, getting to really know the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Attention to detail,
  • Accurate,
  • Highly competent. 
  • Proficient excel skills, strong customer service ethos.

Personal qualities

  • Flexible,
  • Team player,
  • Willingness to get involved with all aspects of the business and an ambition to grow with it.
  • A positive attitude and a sparkle in the eye! 
  • However, attitude is of equal importance to aptitude.

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs, which must include maths & English grades 9-5 (A*-C).

Future prospects

  • We see this position as a stepping stone for an ambitious candidate to kick-start their career in the accountancy profession.

Things to consider

  • Alexander Rosse will pay for your training and membership to AAT

About the employer

Alexander Rosse are a team of qualified chartered accountants, bookkeepers and business advisors, with a passion for helping entrepreneurs and start up businesses.  We advise a broad range of clients across the UK and overseas. We take the trouble to listen to our clients so that we understand what they want from us.

Clients seek a professional service but they also want to deal with people who take an interest in them, who are approachable and who put them at their ease. For this reason, our recruitment process places as much emphasis on personality as on academic and technical skills.

We offer training for membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).  

We provide technical and soft skills training to all TEAM members throughout their careers.

We set high professional standards but combine this with a relaxed atmosphere where a good sense of humour is regarded as an essential attribute.


Alexander Rosse Limited


Milton Keynes Business Centre Unit

Foxhunter Drive

Milton Keynes

MK14 6GD

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ACCOUNTANCY LEARNING LTD


Victoria 01392 435349

You will undertake the “Accounts Assistant” Apprenticeship (a begineers 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 allow you to to display the knowledge and experience you have obtained over your apprenticeship. You will build a Portfolio of reflections and produce 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 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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