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AAT Apprentice Accountant Ruddocks and Co

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 3 apprenticeship with Ruddocks and Co and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT Level 3 qualification. AAT Level 2 will also be considered for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An Apprentice Accountant is required to join our small growing chartered certified accountancy firm to learn and evoke change and undertake a range of duties within a practice that embraces the latest cloud-based technology and apps to provide a proactive service to our clients.

This would suit someone who is very keen on gaining all round experience within a small practice and would love the opportunity to gain a full qualification with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Duties will include:

  • Assisting with Bookkeeping on excel and Xero accounting software
  • Assisting with the preparation of VAT returns
  • Assisting in the preparation of self-assessment tax returns for sole traders
  • Preparation of accounts up to trial balance level
  • Assist other staff with ad-hoc duties

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • IT skills, must be competent in using Microsoft Office packages e.g., Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of using Xero software is desirable but not essential

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Proactive, reliability and punctuality are key in this role
  • Excellent attention to detail required
  • Good team player

Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English.

A-Level grades A-C, or equivalent, in a relevant subject such Accountancy, Economics, Business, maths etc.

Future prospects

There will be opportunities for progression for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Benefits include:

  • 28days (including bank holidays)
  • Parking on site and near underground

About the employer

alongside you – as part of your business team. We are skilled advisors and see our strengths in the way we work closely with our clients to understand the specific needs of each business.

We provide a cost effective, high value solution with a wide experience of providing accounting and financial services to a diverse range of clients. Choosing the right accountant to advise you on your personal or business issues is an important matter. Whether you are an individual, a voluntary organisation or a small business we can help you.

We pride ourselves on offering a personal, friendly and comprehensive range of services which we can tailor and dedicate to meet your needs. We offer the expertise, service and attributes you may associate with a larger firm; yet retain values you may associate with a small firm in terms of close client relationships.


Ruddocks and Co



Snakes Lane East

Woodford Green


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Training provider

Kaplan Financial

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kaplan


Olivia Cotterell

Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Advanced Diploma - AAT Level 3

Advanced builds on the knowledge gained in the Foundation level. If you work in accounts or have studied accountancy before, you may be able to start at this level. You’ll learn complex accounting techniques and master a number of accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.

This level will encourage you to master more complex accounting principles in both Bookkeeping and Management Accounting. You’ll develop the technical skills to start, or progress, your career in accountancy and this will allow you to continue with your studies onto Level 4.

To pass this level you’ll need to study five units (also known as subjects), which are all mandatory. Four of the units are examined individually and there is also a synoptic assessment that you’ll take towards the end of the level, which incorporates the final two units as well as drawing on all of the other units you’ve studied at this level.

The area you will cover include:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Advanced Synoptic Assessment

The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Assistant Accountant, this includes, Business Awareness, Ethics, Communication, Embracing Change and Problem Solving. 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 typically 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

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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