Apprentice Accountant STEVEN BURTON & CO LIMITED

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Accountant to join Steven Burton and Co. The successful candidate will be part of a small, expert team, meaning voices and opinions are heard and employees can have a direct impact with how the business moves forward. You will complete your Level 4 AAT whilst gaining experience in the workplace.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be between £15,000 to £20,400 depending on prior experience.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm, with 1 hour lunchbreak.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

1. Completion of daily bookkeeping on Xero and Quickbooks Online for a wide variety of clients from
different industries
2. Assist with preparation of VAT returns
3. Assist with completion of monthly CIS returns
4. Assist with preparation of company accounts and corporation tax returns
5. Support and assist the team with the completion of personal tax returns
6. Assist our marketing team with social media content
7. Interact directly to the amazing entrepreneurs we help on a very regular basis
8. Ad-hoc office tasks

You will be comfortable with living and breathing our values with every piece of work you
complete and every interaction you have:

  • Passion – we care deeply about our clients and their businesses
  • Simplicity – we use our knowledge and resources to keep things simple for our clients
  • Approachable – we are easy to deal with and interact with our clients & colleagues in a friendly and positive way.
  • Problem solving – we focus on solving problems for our clients & colleagues, in a quick and simple way
  • Technology – we identify and use the best & latest technology to make it simple for good data to be available to clients & colleagues quickly

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

Weekday classroom courses (block release) at First Intuition Chelmsford or Southend (dependant on preference) working towards the AAT Level 4 qualification as part of the professional accounting or taxation technician apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will be given the opportunity to continue your studies further after your AAT qualification.
Steven Burton & Co would love to support you through ACCA or any other higher qualification you wish to undertake.

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, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Level 4 - 9 / C - A*) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

The training will take place at First Intuition in Chelmsford therefore please ensure travel to and from both college and the workplace is considered when applying.

About the employer

Steven Burton & Co Limited help business owners run their businesses, simply and profitably. We do this by solving problems and utilising the best technology to support our clients’ businesses. We provide our clients with regular up to date information so they can make decisions. Above all we are passionate about making a difference.








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Training provider



Naomi Reed

07776 508868

Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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