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Apprentice Accounting Technician W R FROST & CO LTD

This is an excellent opportunity to join a practice covering all aspects of accounting. You’ll receive training throughout your apprenticeship and take on more extensive tasks as you develop.

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Closing date: 18 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    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 excluding bank holidays. Times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000069610

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The varied nature of our clients will mean that you will be constantly challenged and continually gaining valuable experience.

You will join a team which has a broad range of clients with a focus on corporate/ non corporate/ charity clients.

· Preparation of unincorporated & company accounts

· Administration

· Filing with HMRC and Companies house

· Prepare analysis of accounts

· Assist with year-end closings

· Prepare tax computations and returns

· Preparations of clients vat returns

· Client bookkeeping

· Customer interaction calls and emails

· Payroll – using cloud software

· Secretarial duties

Assignments will be undertaken both in the office and at client's premises. Trainees will have support and on the job training from managers and other senior staff.

During your training you will be expected to develop an understanding of the practical issues involved in delivering a high quality service to clients.

Both practical and theoretical training will be undertaken, with an aim to becoming a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

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

You will undertake the “Assistant Accountant” Apprenticeship (an Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting), with full support from Accountancy Learning as part of their Apprenticeship Programme.

Assessment will be by an “End Point Assessment” and will be graded “Pass” or “Distinction”. This will include two elements:

  • A Professional Discussion. This will include a series of questions allowing you to display the knowledge and experience you have obtained over your apprenticeship. You will build a Portfolio of reflections and product evidence that will be used for discussion points in the PD.
  • A Synoptic Exam. This will include elements you have learnt throughout your studies of the individual AAT Units and this will contribute towards your end grade.

You will be prepared for both of these elements by undertaking studies for the AAT (Level 3) Advanced Diploma in Accounting. These will underpin both elements of your “end point assessment”. As such, it is anticipated that your apprenticeship duration will be for 15-18 months although earlier completion is possible, provided the duration exceeds one year and a week. Those with no prior accounting knowledge may need to also complete the Bookkeeping units of AAT Level 2.

You will receive support from both the employer, and the training provider, to complete and achieve your Apprenticeship and will be given time to study during the week on a day release basis. As you are working towards a professional qualification, it is also expected that you will continue your studies outside of normal office hours.

As you learn more in both the office and in your studies your responsibilities, and the variety of tasks you undertake, are expected to increase.

Those with previous relevant qualification and experience may be considered for a Higher Apprenticeship undertaking the Professional Accountant Standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

It is expected that you will stay with the company following successful completion of your apprenticeship to undertake further qualifications and increase your responsibility in the office.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Number skills, Literacy Skills, Self motivated

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 9-5 (A-C)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade A-C) Essential

About the employer

We deliver professional accountancy and business advisory services that have been designed to ensure that business owners save time and money. We gather a complete understanding of your business and help you to focus on achieving your goals. We take care of all of your tax returns, VAT returns, payroll and accountancy reporting giving you absolute peace of mind. We specialise in advising on corporate, personal income and capital tax strategies. With particular expertise in tax planning for buying and selling businesses, corporate restructuring and cash extraction.

Employer

W R FROST & CO LTD

Address

Tourism House

Pynes Hill

Exeter

EX2 5WS

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Training

Training provider

ACCOUNTANCY LEARNING LTD

Contact

Victoria

Victoria@accountancylearning.ac.uk

01392 435 349

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)


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