Accounts Assistant Apprentice SONES ACCOUNTANCY SERVICES LTD

We are looking for a talented Accounts Assistant Apprentice. We have a full-time position available offering a challenging and rewarding start to your accounting career. We will provide great exposure and experience to a wide range of accountancy matters and heaps of support and encouragement to help you make the most of your apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Total paid hours: 35 hours (40 hours with one unpaid break for lunch).

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Due to exciting growth in the business, we are looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant Apprentice to join our team. Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful person will use their knowledge to complete a variety of general bookkeeping tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Using our data capture software to scan and upload receipts
  • Coding and approving purchase invoices and publishing them to our bookkeeping software
  • Raising sales invoices
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Credit control
  • Checking accounts payable compared with outstanding bank transactions
  • Using our ‘clean up’ tool which highlights any errors

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

Level 3 apprenticeship standard Assistant Accountant:

  • Business awareness
  • IT systems and processes
  • Ethical standards
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Management accounting
  • Analysis
  • Communication
  • Produces quality and accurate information
  • Uses systems and processes
  • Problem solving
  • Embracing change
  • Adding value
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Personal accountability
  • Productivity
  • Team working and collaboration

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Subject to our requirements at the time and performance, there may be the opportunity to stay with us after your apprenticeship in a permanent, full-time or part-time role with continued qualification support.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Enthusiasm/Motivation, High standards, Punctual, Trustworthy, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

You will have strong numerical and analytical skills. Given the important focus on technology in our business, high levels of IT literacy are especially important, specifically in Excel (including experience in using advanced functions). In addition, you will: • Show an organised, planned approach to work and manage time effectively. • Prioritise work tasks appropriately, meet or exceed deadlines and adapt to changing workloads. • Ability to maintain work-life-study balance to ensure all deadlines are met. • Have excellent attention to detail and produce high-quality, error-free work, which is logical, clear, and accurate. • Demonstrate strong communication skills. • Be able to work independently and as part of a team. • Ask questions to clarify understanding and/or instructions • Keep others informed of workload and updated on progress of tasks. • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients and team members. • Provide an accurate, professional and reliable service to clients. • Be proactive, use initiative and be able to problem-solve. • Maintain a positive attitude and flexible approach to everything you do! Other – all candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK for the duration of the apprenticeship. On-site parking, smart-casual dress and working alongside a fabulous supportive team in a great environment!

About the employer

Sones Accountancy Services Ltd is a small, but rapidly growing, accountancy practice. Using the most up to date accounting software, we help business owners to streamline their bookkeeping, increase profit and achieve future goals. We thrive on delivering a professional service with a personal approach and these are the core values at the heart of our business. We pride ourselves on developing close working relationships with clients and communicate with them in a clear and straight forward way.




Thremhall Park

Start Hill

Bishops Stortford

CM22 7WE

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Training provider



Kellie Tighe


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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