Accounts Assistant Apprenticeship Francis James & Partners LLP

As a growing and dynamic company, an opportunity has now arisen for Francis James and Partners LLP to take on an apprentice to fill a role within their practice. They are looking for an enthusiastic individual who wants to build a lasting accountancy career. The Accounts Assistant is responsible for assisting and providing administrative support to the accounts team within a business.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This includes clerical tasks such as typing reports, filing, handling phone calls, dealing with mail and low-level bookkeeping. 

The successful candidate will be trained to perform many of the following tasks:

  • Providing accounting / bookkeeping support
  • Reconciling finance accounts
  • Maintaining spreadsheets / Sage / QuickBooks / Xero etc.
  • Preparing statutory accounts
  • General Administration Duties

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

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting (AAT) comprising of:

  • AAT Level 2 Apprenticeship - studying at First Intuition Chelmsford or Southend
  • Candidates have the option to undertake Level 1 Functional Skill in English and Level 1 Functional Skill in mathematics
  • Employer Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the apprenticeship you will be given the opportunity to gain further professional qualifications such as completion of the level 3 AAT apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Basic accounting, Trustworthy and Reliable, Ability to prioritise


GCSE or equivalent Any - minimum of 5 GCSEs (Grade 5 - 9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 5 - 9) Essential

Things to consider

The position is based in Leigh-on-Sea - please consider how you will travel to work and to college in Chelmsford or Southend for your AAT courses.

About the employer

Francis James and Partners LLP are an independent firm of Chartered Accountants, Registered Auditors, Business Advisors and registered Probate professionals, who will exceed expectations in providing clients with a first-class, cost effective and dependable service.


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Training provider



Naomi Reed

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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