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Shore Accounting are looking for an accountancy apprentice looking to develop their career in accountancy. From day 1 you will gain relevant experience working as part of a team preparing financial statements and tax returns.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Dependent on experience. Reviewed regularly, increasing as skills develop.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 1 hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for an accounting apprentice working towards AAT Level 4. The role will give relevant experience from day 1 and provide a well-rounded view of all aspects of accountancy including:


-       VAT return preparation

-       Completing bookkeeping to Trial Balance

-       Company accounts and tax return preparation

-       Personal tax returns

-       Company Secretarial processes

-       Liaising with clients

We will make sure you get the practical support and feedback, to ensure that you are successful.

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

Professional Accounting / Taxation Technician Level 4

Individuals in the role of a Professional accounting or tax technician will have responsibility for creating, and/or verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely financial information within the organisation in which they are employed or on behalf of another organisation. This will be performed in order to meet relevant ethical, professional and legal standards, and will utilise the individual’s knowledge of the business systems and processes, as well as standard accounting and tax practices. This role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or other organisation.

Examples of roles as a Professional accounting or tax technician include, but are not limited to, Assistant auditor, Assistant management accountant, Assistant financial accountant, Accounts payable and expenses supervisor, Commercial analyst, Payroll manager, Senior bookkeeper, Senior financial officer, Tax investigations officer, Personal tax assistant and Business tax assistant.

This occupation covers two areas of specialism, accounting and tax. A successful apprentice will have met the core requirements common to both areas and one of the two technical knowledge option requirements. A competent Professional accounting or tax technician, on completion of the apprenticeship standard, will meet the following requirements.

Typical job titles include: 
Assistant auditor, Assistant management accountant, Assistant financial accountant, Accounts payable and Expenses supervisor, Bookkeeper, Commercial analyst, Payroll manager, Senior bookkeeper, Senior financial officer, Tax investigations officer, Personal tax assistant, Business tax assistant 

It is anticipated that candidates will typically complete the apprenticeship within 18 to 24 months.

Entry requirements
Individual employers  will  identify entry requirements in  terms  of  previous  qualifications, training  or  other  criteria.  Most candidates will have Level 2 maths and English (equivalent to GCSE grade C or above), ideally as part of 5 GCSE A-C grades or other comparable qualifications. Apprentices without English or maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to the completion of the apprenticeship. 

Link to professional registration and progression
The Professional accounting or tax technician standard allows student registration with a number of UK professional bodies in this sector. If a candidate seeks to become a member of a professional body there may be other requirements specific to the relevant professional body, which may be taken as part of, or alongside, the Apprenticeship at the employer’s and candidate’s discretion.

Completion of the professional accounting or tax technician apprenticeship may lead to the candidate receiving credits towards the completion of the Professional accountant or tax apprenticeship or chartered Accountancy or taxation qualifications provided by the relevant professional bodies.  Completion of the professional accounting or tax technician apprenticeship may also result in credits being awarded towards relevant undergraduate degree programmes.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are a growing company looking for someone to work with us long term. We offer the full range of accountancy and tax services so you can develop your career in any way you like. We provide support for further studies if that’s what you want to do.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Good written English, Friendly, Values Feedback


A Level or equivalent AAT Level 3 (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Accountancy practice offering accounts, tax and business planning services to owner managed business and individuals







BN15 8JT

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Training provider



Apprenticeships Team

01903 273500

Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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