Assistant Accountant Apprentice MARSHALL SMALLEY ACOUNTANTS

We are a firm providing accountancy and taxation advice to small and medium sized business. As a chartered company we aim to provide the highest level of service and support to our clients to aid the growth of their business. We serve a broad range of industries providing them the support they need. Your duties will be to prepare and finalise accounts for both Limited Companies and sole traders.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The following duties will be untaken by the apprentice with the support and advice of the partner and manager.

  • Preparing and finalising accounts for both Limited Companies and sole traders
  • Calculating and completing Tax returns
  • Completing VAT returns
  • Company Secretarial work
  • Administrative duties
  • Ad hoc support

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

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting 
The apprentice will be enrolled on the Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard, which includes 6 AAT exams, in addition to the Synoptic Assessment as part of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) process. 
The knowledge units will be delivered at the EMA training hub in Derby or Nottingham (depending on apprentices' location) through day release. 

  • AAT Modules are as follows:
  • Bookkeeping Transactions (L2 Unit)
  • Bookkeeping Controls (L2 Unit)
  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to Level 4

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, Logical, Team working


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

About the employer

Marshall Smalley is seeking an apprentice to support the Accounts Team. As an apprentice you will develop key skills within all aspects of Accountancy and support various sized clients. As an apprentice accountant, you will need strong communication skills ( written and verbal) ,analytical skills with a high level of attention to detail and be competent when using accountancy software and associated database systems.








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Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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