Apprentice Accountant GASCOYNES LTD

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to join the accounts team at Gascoynes due to further growth of the company. The successful candidate will be shown and trained up on different accounting software whilst working towards their AAT qualifications. The role includes working with the team to grow the accounts aspect of the business and preparation of year end accounts and associated tax calculations.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The annual wage will differ between £11,500.00 - £13,500 depending on experience

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our accounts team provides clients with modern accounting and tax services, utilising the latest cloud technology. The team plays a critical role in the completion of client’s compliance work such as accounts preparation, tax calculations and management reporting.

You will be carrying out the following duties:

  • Preparation of year end accounts and associated tax calculations
  • Working alongside client managers to assist with their ledgers
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts (bank, purchase ledger, sales ledger, PAYE, wages, VAT etc.)
  • Prepare reports, letters and other documents
  • Working towards a multitude of deadlines on behalf of yourself and the wider team
  • Working with the team to grow the accounts aspect of the business

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

Full support with study costs whilst completing the Level 3 AAT Accounts Assistant (depending on current qualifications) apprenticeship that is offered. Following the initial completion of the apprenticeship, you will receive continued support to complete the AAT qualification.

The successful candidate will be required to attend weekday courses, once a week, at First Intuition Chelmsford to study towards their AAT Level 3 qualification as well as mentoring towards the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship knowledge, skills, and behaviours.

Possible progression to study AAT Level 4 and/or Level 7 ACCA/ICAEW after successful completion of the Level 3 apprenticeship. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression to level 4 and level 7 apprenticeships upon successful completion of the level 3 apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Strong maths and English skill, Adaptable, keen and flexible, Punctual, Organised, Ability to prioritise, IT skills (Word and Excel)


GCSE or equivalent GCSE or equivalent 5's GCSE- includ Eng and Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C) or equvilant) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade Passed) Desired

Things to consider

Working week is 37.5 hours with overtime expected in busier periods. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). Applicant will need to travel to First Intuition in Chelmsford for AAT courses, therefore must be able to travel to Chelmsford once a week. The position is for a Level 3 apprenticeship however, a Level 2 apprenticeship will be considered if it is more suitable for the successful candidate.

About the employer

Gascoynes are a local firm that is rapidly growing. With the acquisition of 4 other firms we are looking to grow our practice to ensure we give our clients the best service possible.




Gascoyne House, Moseleys Farm Business Centre

Fornham All Saints

Bury St. Edmunds

IP28 6JY

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Training provider



Naomi Reed


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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