Accounts Assistant Apprentice ACCOUNTING FOR YOU LTD

Supporting our existing team, this is a varied role where you will learn different aspects of accountancy, bookkeeping, accounts & tax and compliance. The candidate will also deal with clients and will need to demonstrate good communication skills.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 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 to Friday 9am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Bookkeeping: The role requires bookkeeping skills to process a portfolio of our outsourced bookkeeping contracts. These mainly use Xero software but Sage and QuickBooks may also be used. Solid double-entry knowledge will be acquired, along with the ability to complete monthly accounts to Trial Balance
  • Tax & Accounts: Compiling records for the completion of YE accounts & tax returns, assisting with completing returns and communicating with clients for data collection and sign-off of various documents
  • Compliance: You will be trained to maintain and update client records on our practice management software as well as ID verification and AML compliance
  • Financial administration: Assistance with day-to-day financial administration both internal and on behalf of clients

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

Working towards completing Level 2 Accounts or Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Standard. Attendance at Hertford Regional College one day per week to achieve AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be opportunities for progression and a permanent position subject to performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C (9-4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C (9-4)) Essential

Things to consider

Prior to shortlisting your application for any vacancy, your qualifications will be checked. You must check how you are going to travel to the workplace, including mileage, expense, and time. Please note this is a dog-friendly office - we have a Miniature Schnauzer office dog called Coco.

About the employer

We are a friendly local accountancy practice based just off St Peter’s Street in the town centre of St Albans. We have 7 team members plus an office dog called Coco. Our offices are modern and open plan although located in a 16th century building. Our team is personable and engaging with many social activities.







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Training provider



The Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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