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Apprentice Admin/Bookkeeper/Accountant Morrell Middleton Accountants

An opportunity to join a forward thinking, modern firm who will support a new apprentice in achieving their academic goals, whilst gaining invaluable experience in a busy, fun, professional accountancy practice.

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Closing date: 12 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,159.00

    KPI related bonus is rewarded annually if targets met

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000116400

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting the admin team with covering reception, answering calls and other related duties
  • Learning bookkeeping skills
  • Uploading client information in bookkeeping software
  • Learning different accounting software packages
  • Processing weekly / monthly data for clients
  • Learning payroll duties
  • Processing weekly and monthly payroll for clients
  • Reception cover, including answering phonecalls, taking messages, postal duties, greating clients who call at the office
  • Learning VAT and applying this to producing client vat returns
  • Learning how to prepare and produce rental income accounts
  • Learning about CIS Tax,and completing CIS returns for clients
  • Learning how to format and prepare accounts for a wide range of different business’s and clients

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

Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2.
AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 which covers a range of key areas including:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Working effectively in finance
  • Computerised accounts

What will I study?

  • The Accounts/Finance Assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. These can vary massively depending on the team structure and size of business. An Accounts/Finance Assistant's work could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry
  • This qualification will prepare apprentices for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and using accounting software
  • This apprenticeship standard is at level 2. The structure allows students to achieve the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation Certificate in Accounting as their on-programme learning. This internationally recognised AAT qualification enables those working in accounting or those looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers

Method of delivery:

  • Delivery will be in partnership with employers and will adopt a blended learning approach combining online learning and face-to-face lessons. Online lessons can be accessed at any time using a mobile, tablet or desktop
  • Apprentices receive training and mentoring in the workplace and knowledge, skills and behaviour development at York College through a combination of classroom-based lessons, group exercises and discussions. Apprentices attend College once every two weeks and will study online materials during allotted time at work

Mindful Education:

  • We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this apprenticeship through our Online and On Campus model. Apprentices will attend college once every two weeks and will study online materials during allotted time at work
  • Online lessons can be accessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop - meaning apprentices can fit their study around work commitments, minimising disruption in the workplace. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further
  • On campus, apprentices benefit from face-to-face classes at college with an experienced tutor. A combination of classroom-based lessons, group exercises and discussion encourage apprentices to apply theory to real-life workplace situations
  • This modern, flexible approach to apprenticeship training empowers learners, minimises disruption to employers, and delivers tangible results in the workplace

How will I be assessed?

To complete the Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship, apprentices will be expected to complete the End-Point Assessment (EPA): 

  • A synoptic end-test covering the knowledge and skills gained throughout the on-programme stage and detailed in the standard
  • A portfolio and reflective discussion which will comprise a range of evidence produced in the work-place to show that the Apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard. The reflective discussion will be a structured interview to examine this evidence and the learner journey in more detail

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The candidate can progress as far as they would like to. There is the opportunity to do further study , such as ACCA, or ATT if they wanted to. They will have the opportunity to manage their own client portfolio, engaging directly with clients and helping clients make financial choices
  • Advancing to preparing tax computations for both sole traders and companies

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 1 other subject (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

We have new office premises based at Clifton moor, with ample parking and close to local amenities. We try to organise regular social activities, including access to our office pool table, fruit machine and outdoor mini golf putting green. After you submit your application, please look out for an email from businesspartnerships@yorkcollege.ac.uk. You must reply, otherwise your application will not be considered.

About the employer

We are a well established accountancy firm who service a broad range of clients. We focus on providing a fully inclusive service to clients from business start ups, payroll services, tax returns to more complex tax planning.

Employer

Morrell Middleton Accountants

Address

3 CAYLEY COURT

GEORGE CAYLEY DRIVE

YORK

YO30 4WH

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Training

Training provider

YORK COLLEGE

Contact

Business Partnerships

businesspartnerships@yorkcollege.ac.uk

01904 770368

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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