Apprentice Assistant Accountant Lowcost Accounts

Are you looking to secure a accounting career working for an accounts practice which truly values it's employees and customers? Do you have a flair with maths and have a keen eye for detail? As Lowcost Accounts, are looking for a finance apprentice to join their team! You will be maintaining purchase ledgers for various clients, plus much more.

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Range between £12,000 and £14,000

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, working hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties consist of but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintaining purchase ledgers for various clients
  • Checking purchase invoices and inputting onto system
  • Matching of invoices to purchase orders
  • Obtain authorisation for payment and producing payment run
  • Assisting with supplier statement reconciliations
  • Organising and filing of invoices
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations
  • Reconciliation of monthly credit card statements
  • Company secretarial, confirmation statements and companies house forms
  • Answering inbound calls and directing accordingly
  • General admin duties where required

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

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?

  • The potential to secure a more senior role with additional responsibilities
  • The possibility to secure a full-time role upon completion of the apprenticeship
  • The opportunity to progress onto a level 4 accountancy apprenticeship upon completion of the level 3

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, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

We are specialists in small business accounts, providing a flexible and tailored service to companies of all types and business sectors. We provide a professional, nationwide service for an affordable, fixed monthly fee.


Lowcost Accounts


Unit 24A Business Park

Ruddington Lane


NG11 7EP

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Training provider



Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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