Apprentice AAT Accountant AMS Accountants

AMS is a fast growing accountancy practice aiming to be a top 50 firm in the next three years. We are looking for talented individuals to join us and our exciting journey. Based in our Manchester head office you will attend college for "off the job" training and be allocated a dedicated mentor to support you in your "on the job" training.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    In addition the company operates a discretionary bonus scheme which is paid annually and on pay reviews taken place in September of each year annually.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidates will be working predominately in our busy audit and accounts team and will be trained across a number of disciplines.

  • Preparing accounts for limited companies, sole traders and partnerships
  • Assisting on the audit of financial statements for limited companies and other specialist entities
  • Exposed to a variety of areas such as VAT, personal tax, corporation tax and working on ad-hoc tasks across our busy department
  • In addition, the successful candidates will also generally assist other members of our team in the successful running of the office and providing a high standard of service to our clients

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

Alongside your normal duties you will also be granted one day a week day release to study towards the AAT qualification.

Starting at level 2 you will progress through level 3 and level 4 to become AAT qualified within 3 years.

On the successful completion of your AAT qualification you will then be enrolled onto the ACCA or ACA qualification and spend a further 3 years studying, at which time you will achieve your dreams of becoming a chartered accountant.

AMS strives to develop individuals to benefit the team as a whole and gives all members of staff the opportunity to fulfil their own personal goals through a fully supported but challenging environment.

Personal development plans are set throughout the programme and on the job training is provided from designated mentors and senior staff.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progress on to ACA or ACCA qualification which takes a further 3 years.

On completion of the six years a successful candidate will progress to a qualified accountant and onto our junior management programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Including Maths and English (Grade 4 A*-C/9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent no idea (Grade 3 A*-C) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent no idea (Grade pass) Essential

Things to consider

Attitude is as important to us as qualifications, we are looking for positive individuals who have a "Can Do" attitude and an entrepreneurial mindset. In return we can offer you formal training and informal training to include Accounting, Audit & Assurance & Tax in a friendly and welcoming environment.

About the employer

AMS Accountants Group is a national accountancy firm with our head office based in Manchester City Centre. Since 1982, we have grown from a family-run company to a Top 50+50 UK firm which offers financial and tax services to a wide range of businesses across a number of sectors. We pride ourselves on our ambitious, entrepreneurial, and hard-working attitude. Our service is friendly and tailored to our clients’ needs, helping us build strong, long-lasting relationships. The future of AMS is exciting, join us on our journey!


AMS Accountants




M1 3BE


Stacey Jessop-Bould

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please complete our simple 4 step application form on our website prior to 31 May 2023. Candidates invited to our assessment day will be informed prior to Friday 23rd June. If you do not hear by this date, then unfortunately you were not successful. Our assessment day is Wednesday 5th July and all candidates must be available to attend in person at our head office in Manchester City Centre on that date.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2023