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SME Accounting Apprentice ICS Accounting

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and talented individual.  In the role you will be learning how to prepare accounts and draft tax computations on a wide range of client businesses. You will have the opportunity to work in a challenging and inspiring environment where early responsibility is actively encouraged.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    Wage to be decided upon meeting of the applicant. This will be dependent on previous experience.

    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

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Supporting the accounts team 
  • Preparation of accounts and tax returns to draft stage for manager review 
  • Bookkeeping duties on a wide range of cloud software 
  • Preparation of VAT returns to draft stage for manager review 
  • Your role will develop as you progress through your studies 

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

  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level 3 (A-Level)
  • Training to be delivered in the workplace and at Kendal College

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further accounting training options such as ACA or ACCA upon successful completion of the AAT 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Excellent communication, Motivated, Enthusiastic, Ambitious, Pro-active, Excellent time-keeping


GCSE or equivalent 3 others (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Accounting and Finance, Economics or Business (Grade Pass or higher) Desired

About the employer

The company is a well-established accountancy firm based in Lancaster providing accounting services to 2,600+ clients. The company offers a high quality service in Bookkeeping, Accounts, Payroll, VAT Returns and Tax Services as well as offering a wealth of knowledge and advice. We are located just off the M6 at Junction 34 making it an ideal location for commuting, including from Preston, Blackpool or Kendal. We also have two accountancy practices, one in Bolton Le Sands and the other in Staveley, South Lakes.


ICS Accounting



Mannin Way


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Training provider



Helen Callaghan

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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