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Office Administrator & Finance Assistant Apprentice SHACKLETON RODGERS LTD

Shackleton Rodgers has an exciting opportunity available for someone who is passionate about accounting to join their company and start their career in accounts. In this role, you will ensure the smooth running of the office, enabling deadlines to be met for clients in the accountancy practice.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5 per hour for the first 12 weeks, £1 per hour more than minimum wage after 12 weeks.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday - 8:30am to 5pm, Fridays - 8:45am to 4pm. Lunch Break - 12:30pm to 1:15pm each day.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be working as part of the team to complete any related tasks whilst learning the required skills to be successful in this field. Duties include:

  • Deal with client requests for information.
  • Prepare payroll services to clients and ensure submissions are made on time to HMRC using payroll software.
  • Prepare clients' VAT returns for submission to HMRC.
  • Prepare accounts working papers for clients and enter data into accountancy software.
  • Deal with incoming and outgoing post and emails.
  • Archiving of post and emails.
  • To ensure the smooth running of the office to enable deadlines to be met for clients in the accountancy practice.
  • Enter purchase and sales invoices onto the firm’s accounting software.
  • Deal with telephone calls and passing on messages to colleagues.
  • Prepare letter and sale invoices to clients.
  • Assist with reordering of office supplies.

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

  • Level 2 Accounts/Finance Assistant at Stockton Riverside College.
  • Functional Skills Maths & English, if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

An opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Time management, Able to follow instructions, Passion for accounting, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

About the employer

Approachable accountants with offices in Yarm High Street. We provide a complete range of accountancy, payroll, and taxation services for people privately, partnerships and companies, in Teesside, Cleveland, Durham and North Yorkshire. Accounting and accounts preparation for trading entities of all sizes from Sole Traders and Partnerships, to Limited Companies. Our computerised accountancy systems ensure that your accounts are prepared quickly and efficiently. We advise on and carry out company formations to your specific requirements.






TS15 9BH

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Training provider



Anna Harper

07436 795883

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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