Are you looking to kick-start your in finance and accountancy? Based in Ilkeston, Value Added Accountancy are looking to grow their team of accountants with another apprentice. Following the footsteps of previous apprentices, you will learn how to complete bookkeeping tasks, help prepare VAT returns, support with accounts preparation and much more!

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Closing date: 10 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Cash bonus' are available for all staff members based on company performance

  • Working week

    Typically Monday - Friday 9am till 5pm, however start and finish times can be flexible to accommodate personal circumstances

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Bookkeeping for clients (processing invoices, recording receipts, bank reconciliations)
  • Assist with preparation of Management Accounts
  • Assist with preparation of tax & VAT returns
  • Assist in preparation of Limited Company & Sole Trader accounts
  • Deal with company secretarial, confirmation statements & companies house forms
  • Deal with general client queries to either conclusion or the point of escalation
  • General financial administration tasks

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

The Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard includes 6 AAT exams, in addition to the Synoptic Assessment as part of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) process.

The knowledge units will be delivered at the EMA training hub in Derby or Nottingham (depending on apprentices’ location) through day release.

AAT Modules are as follows:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping (L2 Unit)
  • Principles of Bookkeeping (L2 Unit)
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Business Awareness
  • Tax Processes for Business

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There is a full-time opportunity available at the end of the apprenticeship for someone who can demonstrate competence within accountancy, in addition to showing initiative and a willingness to learn. You will naturally progress onto the Professional Accounting Technician Level 4 apprenticeship before agreeing a pathway to becoming a chartered accountant (Level 7)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Confidentiality


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (or similar) (Grade 5 or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Company benefits include free parking, excellent public transport routes, 22 days holiday (+ bank hols), paid for company social activities, staff bonus', friendly and relaxed working environment.

About the employer

Value Added Accountancy Ltd provides a friendly and relaxed, yet highly professional Midlands Accountancy service. Our strengths lie in our ability to go the extra mile, we are not here purely to complete the formalities of complying with tax law and HMRC regulations. We take great pride, just like you in seeing your business do well, that is why we constantly strive to offer excellent advice and support in a range of areas. We add value to a process that is often seen as a necessary consequence of owning a business. We are a Midlands Accountants firm and currently consist of three directors. All three directors are professionally qualified providing assistance across the Midlands and beyond. The business has been operating for over 10 years. The growth is largely due to the referrals given by delighted clients, as a direct result of the excellent accountancy services we provide for them.







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Training provider



Hannah Johnson

07456 612547

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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