AAT Accountant Apprentice Stephens Accountants

Are you looking to build a long-term career in accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 2 apprenticeship with Stephens Accountants and Kaplan. You will be dealing with VAT returns, chasing records and managing client databse whilst working towards the AAT qualification.

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

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    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 – Friday 9am-5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:

  • Client liaison
  • VAT returns
  • Chasing records
  • Managing client database
  • Analysis of business records for clients
  • Use of spreadsheets and cloud based bookkeeping software
  • General office duties and administration for a small professional practice
  • QuickBooks, Sageone, Xero

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

Accounts or finance assistant level 2.

Foundation covers the basic principles of accountancy and is your starting point if you’ve never studied accountancy before. You’ll learn the basic principles of accountancy, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing and preparing financial statements, as well as how to use accountancy software. This level is ideal if you’re new to accountancy and finance, have previously worked in an accounts department, or are looking to change your career into accountancy. To pass this level, you'll be examined on five units. All assessments are computer-based exams (CBE). The area you will cover include: Bookkeeping transactions. Bookkeeping controls. Elements of costing. Using accounting software. Foundation Synoptic Assessment. Training will be provided either via classroom or remote sessions. An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate 20% of their time towards it.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Excellent future prospects for professional career development. Full exposure to all aspects of accountancy work..

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


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

Things to consider

Benefits include 21 days plus bank holidays 6 monthly salary reviews Free parking Canteen facility

About the employer

It is no surprise that after 30 years working for local businesses, Stephens Accountants continue to provide a reliable, professional service to help manage people's personal and business finances. Our philosophy is based on the assurance that all of our team guarantee to offer much more assistance to the success of your business than just completing reports on how your business was performing last year.


Stephens Accountants


Southgate Business Centre, 32 Gillygate



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Oct 2023