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AAT Tax and Accounts Assistant Apprentice VERINDER POWELL ASSOCIATES LIMITED

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 Verinder Powell Associates Limited and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT qualification.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 9am - 5.30pm, and Friday 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    30 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

VPA are eager and to recruit a tax assistant to join their growing team. The successful candidate will benefit from training with senior members of the team and be given the opportunity to assist with a range of tax compliance work. In addition, they will be given an excellent training package which, should they wish, could lead them to achieving chartered status.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the tasks listed below:

  • Preparation of personal tax calculations including income tax and capital gains.
  • Assistance with basic income and expenditure accounts.
  • Carrying out tax research and preparing summaries of findings.
  • Dealing with client’s queries and preparing correspondence.
  • Dealing with HM Revenue and Customs on various aspects.
  • Assisting with administration tasks.
  • The candidate may also be asked to complete work from the accounts department when required

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

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, 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

Training will be provided either via classroom or remote sessions. An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate 20% of their time towards it.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Depending upon the wishes of the candidate, their
ability and the firm’s requirements at the time, the candidate has many routes
available to them to progress their career and learning with Verinder Powell
Associates Limited.

Possibilities include becoming a more senior member
of the tax team, expanding their knowledge and work in the personal tax
department (perhaps studying towards the CTA qualification)..

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits include: 21 days holiday plus bank holidays. Pension standard auto enrolment. Bonus (subject to targets). Annual pay review. Parking available and on bus route.

About the employer

Verinder Powell Associates Limited (VPA) is a tax led accountancy firm located between Bath and Bristol. The company was founded by Rachael Verinder and Carl Powell, two specialist tax advisors, with the specific aim of providing proactive tax advice for the ever-changing tax landscape in the UK and designing and implementing a tax strategy to help their clients in the short, medium and long term.




Suite 5, Corum 2 Corum Office Park Crown Way, Warmley


BS30 8FJ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Aug 2022