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AAT Assistant Accountant Apprentice - August Start! HWEA LTD

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 Haines Watts 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: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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, 9am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    31 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Come and join our team and learn from the best. We offer a full training and development programme helping you to learn with the support and encouragement of a great team of accountants based here in Diss.
The ideal candidate will assist in:

Preparation of accounts.
Liaise with clients, other departments and regional offices with regard to accounts preparation.
Tasks including bank reconciliation, expenses and VAT.

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

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3. This level is ideal for existing staff or new talent in an accounting or finance role. Their work could include assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. You will be studying the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. This level will encourage you to master more complex accounting principles in both Bookkeeping and Management Accounting. You will study 5 units: Financial Accounting; Preparing Financial Statements (FAPS). Management Accounting Techniques (MATS). Tax Processes for Business (TPFB). Business Awareness (BUAW). Advanced Synoptic Assessment (ADSY) which forms part of your End Point Assessment. Training will be provided by attending either face-to-face classroom based lessons, Live Online sessions or OnDemand. An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate 20% of your time towards it.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunities to progress as professional
qualifications are passed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9/A* - 6/B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/A* - 6/B) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits include: Free parking Pension contributions at 3% of salary. 20 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays. Access to Haines Watts flexible benefits (this is an optional salary sacrifice scheme where the Haines Watts Group have agreements with various companies, such as gyms to provide our employees with discounts). Flexible working hours - you would be expected to work an average of 37.5 hours per week on an annual basis. Please note salary is the apprenticeship wage for the first year and then will increase to national minimum wage for age. Please note the interview and start dates are flexible and just a guide.

About the employer

Haines Watts has had a strong entrepreneurial spirit woven into each cycle of our growth, which underpins our DNA and clients know that we’ve got their back. It’s exciting working with owner managers, real decision-makers; the people at the sharp end of their business and being able to make a real difference to the success of their business. While we are an international firm, our structure and local direction means that we embrace change and adapt quickly, just like our clients.




Diss Business Park, Hopper Way


IP22 4GT

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: today