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ACA Trainee Accountant Apprentice Harold Sharp

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with an ACA level 7 apprenticeship with Harold Sharp Limited and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience dealing with bookkeeping, tax returns and liaising with clients on a daily basis.

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Closing date: 13 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • On the job training, with constant learning. XERO training and training on other cloud based software's will be provided.
    Duties include:

  • Book-keeping
  • Statutory accounts production
  • Basic tax computations
  • Emails and telephone conversations with clients
  • Working alongside colleagues on specific ad hoc tasks eg data manipulation / csvs / inputs

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

ACA is a great option if you’re looking to become a chartered accountant and work in accountancy and finance. It opens a wealth of opportunities, as you can specialise in specific areas or sectors, or work broadly across multiple industries. You’ll also need to have 450 practical work experience days. Certificate Level: You’ll be introduced to the essentials of accountancy, finance, and businesses. You’ll learn about double-entry accounting, assurance, business and technology, law, management, and taxation. Professional Level: This level teaches you how to apply technical knowledge to real-life scenarios. You’ll deepen your knowledge on financial reporting, audit and assurance, tax compliance, finance management, business strategy, and business planning. Advanced Level: You will give you the skills to understand how accountancy and finance works within businesses. You’ll learn about corporate reporting and strategic business management.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are looking at the next generation to lead our practice. We are looking for quick learners who will be committed, work hard and sail through the ACA exams.
We would expect that post qualification, you would be assigned a small portfolio of your own clients, gradually increasing responsibilities over time to ultimately reach senior management. We have the backing of ETL Group to encourage and assist share ownership for key senior employees who ultimately manage the practice and have a direct stake in its success. Your ACA qualification would see a large increase.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


A Level or equivalent x3 (Grade A-C) Essential
Other Degree (Grade 2:1) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits include: Free parking available in staff car park. 0-5 years service : 23 days (plus 8 bank holidays) 5-9 years service : 26 days (plus 8 bank holidays) 10+ years : 28 days (plus 8 bank holidays) Pension 5% employer (plus 3% employee) £50 vouchers at Christmas and for your birthday Fully funded Christmas party! Death in service – 2 times salary Please note the interview and start dates are flexile and just a guide.

About the employer

For almost a century, since 1927, we’ve been giving businesses in Manchester, the North West and beyond, the space to turn their boldest ambitions into reality. All that accumulated experience gives us a certain confidence, which is why we didn’t hesitate to embrace cloud software (we’re Xero partners). Clarity is our thing. We’ve never subscribed to the idea that knowledge is power, or that there’s benefit in keeping clients confused.


Harold Sharp


5 Brooklands Place, Brooklands Road



M33 3SD

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accountancy or taxation professional

Level 7 (Master's degree)

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: 13 Feb 2023