Bookkeeping and Accounts AAT Apprenticeship Haines Watts

As a Bookkeeping and Accounts apprenticeship looking to start your career working in our Brentwood office, you will be on an AAT Apprenticeship Study Programme and will assist the team in the management and delivery of bookkeeping and accounts preparation services for our clients.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Competitive salary and benefits package • Access to Haines Watts flexible rewards system • Working in an environment that creates the best learning and development opportunities for you • Internal mentor and buddy system

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Prepare income and expense analysis using the firm's cloud bookkeeping software
  • Use this data to prepare quarterly VAT returns
  • Assist with the preparation of management accounts
  • Liaise with clients to complete filings and to answer any queries
  • Reconcile purchase, sales and general ledger entries
  • Prepare accounting schedules such as fixed asset registers
  • Make postings using the firm's accounting and working papers software
  • Prepare returns and other documents for filing with Companies House or HM Revenue and Customs as instructed

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

  • You will become AAT qualified through the Level 4 Apprenticeship
  • Training will be a mix of classroom courses, online live courses and self-study both in your local office as well as on training providers' premises
  • Training courses will be blocked release

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression to Accounts Senior and opportunities to forge your career all the way to Partnership within the firm

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent All subjects including Maths and English Language (Grade 5 GCSE's at Grade 5 and above) Essential

About the employer

Some people think being an accountant is all about numbers. Here at Haines Watts we don’t! We believe it’s all about our people and the relationships they forge with one another as well as with our clients. We’ve been around for 90 years, so we must know a thing or two. Our clients come from all walks of life. They have different backgrounds, experiences, talents, skills and goals. Just like our people. So, we have a question for you: are you looking for a job that’s just about the numbers? Or do you want a career where your potential, your ambition and your curiosity are encouraged, nurtured and rewarded? At Haines Watts, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. We’ll give you support, opportunity and exposure to a wide variety of work and clients across different industries. It’s up to you what you make of it!


Haines Watts


Second Floor, Juniper House,

Warley Hill Business Park, Warley,


CM13 3BE


Yagmur Colak

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023