AAT Apprenticeship - Audit, Accounts and Tax (September 2024) MOORE KINGSTON SMITH GROUP SERVICES LIMITED

Joining Moore Kingston Smith on our AAT Level 4 apprenticeship training programme gets your career off to a great start as you study for the AAT qualification while gaining valuable experience on the job, working in audit, accountancy and taxation for a variety of businesses across a wide range of sectors.

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

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Closing date: 19 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Regular salary increments; pension scheme; interest free season ticket loan; cycle to work scheme; 22 days of annual leave (plus Christmas closure of an additional three days, not taken from allowance); gym membership discounts and more

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What you will do in your working day

Right from the start of your training contract you will be working with clients, getting to know their business and understanding their challenges. You will be encouraged to take responsibility early on in your training contract and you will be exposed to all aspects of a job. Your experience will be varied; sometimes you will be working on projects lasting a few days, other times a few weeks. You will predominantly sit within our audit and accounts team, but will also gain experience in the tax teams. 

The majority of our trainees will have a generalist experience but we have opportunities for those who have an interest in more specialist audit experience.  Opportunities exist within our Non Profit team, or within our Corporate Client Services team who focus on our large and complex audit clients.

In addition to studying at college, you will be learning on the job through a range of key responsibilities including:

  • Preparing a basic set of unincorporated or company accounts with reference to the relevant Financial Reporting Standards/Statement of Recommended Practice and legal requirements
  • Drafting basic corporation tax computations
  • Assisting with managing client expectations and deadlines
  • Supporting drafting of recommendations to management following audit fieldwork completion
  • Attending client meetings with the wider team
  • Building an understanding of audit testing and approach when assisting the audit team
  • Supporting with drafting of close out audit meeting agenda and points for discussion
  • Accurately and efficiently process client accounting information using relevant software
  • Using initiative to come up with innovative ideas to improve systems currently in practice with regards to client or staff matters and a platform to be heard in regular team meetings.
  • Sustains awareness of all relevant ISA requirements and MKS internal policies in producing audit files
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of double entry/bookkeeping
  • Working with other trainees to deliver assignments and assisting them with their personal development
  • To attend client gatherings or client seminars on an ad hoc basis and to pursue specific areas of interest

The training you will be getting

  • You will complete a Level 4 AAT Apprenticeship, with Level 3 bolt-ons
  • You will attend training in London through block release

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • As you come to the end of your apprenticeship you will be considered for progression to the Level 7 Apprenticeship programme
  • If successful, after two years on the ACA programme, you will be a fully qualified chartered accountant. There is so much opportunity to progress at Moore Kingston Smith. Many of our partners started their career here as AAT trainees and through hard work, commitment and drive have succeeded and are now part of driving our business forward

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, Commercial awareness


A Level or equivalent Any discipline (Grade 96 UCAS points overall) Essential

About the employer

Moore Kingston Smith is a dynamic, leading UK firm of accountants and business advisers. We have been helping clients thrive since 1923. As trusted advisers to businesses, private individuals and not for profit organisations, we are passionate about helping our clients achieve their ambitions. We are committed to supporting them through good and tough times.




9 Appold Street




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Our application process for school leavers is made up of four key stages: 1. Application form 2: Interactive assessment 3. Assessment centre 4. Partner interview To read more about each stage, please see: https://mooreks.co.uk/careers/school-leavers/our-application-process/

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Jan 2024