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Apprentice Accountant Keenan Chartered Accountants

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 3 apprenticeship with Keenan Chartered Accountants and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT Level 3 qualification.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage for this role is between £10,000 - £16,000 depending on experience.

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm (flexible start and finish times)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


Most of the week will be spent doing accounting jobs with a small section of each day allocated to admin.

Time allocated for studies, which will be undertaken either face to face at college or online.

The aim is for the candidate to assist the client managers in their day-to-day jobs, completing the majority of the groundwork for the different clients they have. This will free up the time of the client managers to enable them to complete higher priority jobs. We are a small team so there is great opportunity for the candidate to grow into the role and become a key member of staff, depending on the candidate’s willingness to learn new skills, progress quickly with their studies and show commitment to their development.

Duties to include:

Accounting jobs:

  • Quarterly VAT Returns.
  • Sole Traders and Partnership accounts.
  • Limited Company accounts.
  • Management accounts, using cloud accounts software.

Admin duties:

  • Chasing clients for records and helping them with queries.
  • Some admin tasks, eg, filing, archiving, making tea for clients etc.
  • Dealing with queries using Microsoft outlook, telephone.
  • Keeping company checklists up to date.
  • Assisting with the onboarding of new clients.

Tax and Payroll:

  • Completing Sole trader and Partnership tax returns.
  • Completing Corporation tax computations.
  • Using Sage Line 50 Payroll for Weekly/Monthly wages.

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

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3. This level is ideal for existing staff or new talent in an accounting or finance role. Their work could include assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. You will be studying the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. This level will encourage you to master more complex accounting principles in both Bookkeeping and Management Accounting. You will study 5 units: Financial Accounting; Preparing Financial Statements (FAPS). Management Accounting Techniques (MATS). Tax Processes for Business (TPFB). Business Awareness (BUAW). Advanced Synoptic Assessment (ADSY) which forms part of your End Point Assessment. Training will be provided by attending either face-to-face classroom based lessons, Live Online sessions or OnDemand. An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate 20% of your time towards it.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunity to get experience in
preparing annual and management accounts, payroll, VAT, company and personal
tax returns and advising clients.
Opportunity to use cloud accounting
packages, accounting and tax software.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C - 9/A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C - 9/A*) Essential

Things to consider

Salary: The salary for this role is £10,000 - £16,000 depending on experience. Benefits Include: 20 days plus statutory holidays.

About the employer

Small accountancy and audit practice providing services to SMEs, from sole traders, property owners and companies


Keenan Chartered Accountants


The Old Surgery



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2022