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Apprentice Accounts Technician WISE OWL ACCOUNTANTS LTD

Opportunity to study with the AAT whilst gaining experience working in an accountancy practice. This is a full-time job, incorporating day release for college training.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,400.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000069746

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An accounting apprentice is required for a small but growing accountancy practice based in Blewbury, Oxfordshire.

The job specification ranges from:

  • Routine clerical work
  • Using spreadsheets for data analysis
  • In due course would include simple payrolls and bookkeeping to trial balance

In addition to training on the job, the successful candidate would be sent on day release to Abingdon & Witney college to qualify as an Accounting Technician. Other formal training would also be made available as appropriate.

Qualifying as an Accounting Technician is a recognised stepping stone on the path to further training leading to qualification as a Chartered Accountant.

Applicants must be numerate and able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. The practice is fully computerised and so applicants must be at ease with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. A relaxed but professional appearance is essential as is an understanding of the importance of client confidentiality.

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

Duration:

  • 13 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:

  • Work-based training with your employer
  • Day release during term time (approximately 1 day a week or 2 evenings for a year)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
  • Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:

  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

End Point Assessment:

  • In-tray test
  • Portfolio
  • Structured Interview

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This role could prove a long-term opportunity for the right candidate.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 4x GCSEs grade including English and Maths (Grade A*-C 9/4 (or equivalent)) Desired

Things to consider

Candidates must be able to travel conveniently from their place of residence to and from the office in Blewbury and to and from Abingdon or Witney college sites. In addition, it is highly likely for the foreseeable, due to Covid-19, that the candidate will be required to work from home for some of their working days. The successful candidate will be provided with equipment required to work from home. Therefore, space for working from home will be essential for being able to work in a satisfactory manner, as will a fast internet connection for sharing information, taking calls, and attending meetings. Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early. Induction day: Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship information session at Witney or Abingdon campus. This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to an apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions. As a new Apprenticeship Applicant, you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Induction Day please call us on 01235 216216. Qualification checks: By applying for this vacancy, you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. Individuals who already have a Degree qualification are now eligible to do an Apprenticeship. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible.

About the employer

We help SMEs in Oxfordshire and Berkshire take the stress out dealing with the paperwork. We bring a friendly and professional approach to all aspects of accounting, taxation and bookkeeping. With knowledgeable and experienced staff handling all your accounting issues – from accounts for limited companies, sole traders and partnerships to VAT, corporation tax, personal tax, bookkeeping and payroll services – we make the complex understandable, giving you the confidence that your affairs are being properly dealt with.

Employer

WISE OWL ACCOUNTANTS LTD

Address

20 Grahame Close

Blewbury

Didcot

OX11 9QE

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Training

Training provider

ABINGDON AND WITNEY COLLEGE

Contact

apprenticeships@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 216216

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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