Audit and Accounts ACA Apprenticeship Haines Watts

As an Audit and Accounts Apprentice role looking to start your career in our Farnborough office, you will be on an ACA Apprenticeship Study Programme and will assist the audit and accounts team in the management and delivery of statutory audit (80%) as well as accounts preparation services (20%) 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 to Friday, 9am - 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 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Prepare analysis and make postings using the firm’s accounting software and to produce straightforward draft financial statements in statutory format using the firm’s accounting software
  • Completing disclosure checklists for companies preparing accounts under UK GAAP
  • Preparing audit planning documentation for review by the supervisor and to carry out internal control, system, and walkthrough tests; attend simple stock stakes
  • Carrying out basic audit tests as part of a team in relation to other statutory or non-statutory audits and due diligence work
  • Preparing annual returns and other documents for filing with Companies House and complete company statutory books
  • Identifying basic tax adjustments arising from accounts production and audit work 

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

  • You will become ACA qualified through the Level 7 Apprenticeship
  • Training will be a mix across classroom courses, online live courses, and self-study both in your local office as well as training providers premises
  • Training courses will be block release

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to Audit and 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


A Level or equivalent All subjects excluding General Studies (Grade B,B,C) 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


250 Fowler Avenue


GU14 7JP


Yagmur Colak

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accountancy or taxation professional

Level 7 (Master's degree)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023