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Bookkeeper/Accounts Assistant Apprentice ALEXANDER ROSSE LIMITED

The bookkeeper records financial transactions and ensures financial records and statements are accurate and up to date, while also completing other tasks such as monthly reconciliations, VAT returns, confirmation statements and year end accounts. The work involves using specialised software, including accounting programs and spreadsheets.

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Closing date: 18 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Gain real work experience, Employer pension contribution; Support for training and development; Paid day release studying for AAT exams; Discretionary annual bonus.

  • Working week

    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

·       Maintain a record of the financial transactions within the accounting software - Xero.

·       Balance and maintain accurate ledgers and support clients to do so by advising in this respect.

·       Adding disbursements and recharges to the accounts.

·       Making sure that any prepayments and accruals are correctly accounted for.

·       Keep a log of the time spent on client bookkeeping and plan the tasks ahead.

·       Adding payroll reports to Xero, and accurately reconciling it with salary and PAYE payments made.

·       Reconciling the bank feed in Xero, or other software.

·       Creating and reconciling purchase and sales invoices.

·       Reconciling general ledger account using credit and debits.

·       Completing bank reconciliation and identifying reconciling items on a regular and timely basis.

·       Understanding how to comply with reporting requirements in line with statutory requirements.

·       Answer the client or prospective client phone calls and helping them with their queries.

·       Contacting clients to request information, or to explain complex topics in simple terms.

·       Ensure to get back to clients within four hours of their initial communication.

·       Complete VAT returns and reconcile the VAT accounts.

·       Prepare payment files for vendors, and if needed make payments on their behalf.

·       Undertake additional responsibility as and when required.

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

  • AAT Level 3
  • This apprenticeship will last for 18 months
  • 15 months of learning and the final 3 months will be End Point Assessment
  • There will be exams throughout this apprenticeship, and you will create a portfolio of evidence to showcase your knowledge, skills and behaviours.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression into permanent role for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-8/A-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-8/A-C) Essential

About the employer

Hello and welcome to Alexander Rosse! We’re a fun-loving bunch of entrepreneurs, qualified in accounting and advisory as well. We launched in 2009 as one of the first “Xero only” practices in the UK. We are now one of the leading firms of Chartered Accountants specialising in Xero and have been awarded Xero Platinum Partner status (we’re pretty proud of that just quietly!) Our founders hail from Big 4 accountancy firms and have the dedication and service to support small-medium business owners as they grow. Our senior team have a wealth of experience, working hands-on in hundreds of businesses over the years. This expertise is hard to beat and truly makes a difference.







MK14 6GD

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Training provider



Amrit Chahal


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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