Accountancy Apprentice SMH HAYWOOD & CO LIMITED

SMH Haywood is looking for their next Accountancy Apprentice to join their growing professional services company which includes Chartered Accountants, Tax Advisers, Financial Planners and Legal professionals working across seven offices across Yorkshire.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed between 09:00 - 17:30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting managers with a portfolio of clients
  • Preparation of annual accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies
  • VAT Returns
  • Corporation tax returns
  • Personal tax returns
  • Partnership tax returns
  • Client Bookkeeping
  • Preparation of P11ds

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

AAT qualification at Level 3:

  • The successful candidate will undertake a full review of their existing skills versus what is required in their new role. First Intuition will then advise on the best apprenticeship programme for them
  • This will be a structured AAT Apprenticeship programme at Levels 3 (depending on candidate’s experience and knowledge)
  • A blend of classroom and online training will support the candidate to achieve a well-recognised accountancy qualification which will both help with their new role and potentially lead on to further study

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Apprentices have the opportunity to go as far as they wish to with SMH Haywood
  • We have a proven track record of supporting apprentices through the AAT and Level 7 qualifications such as ACCA/ICEAW

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs required inc Maths and English (Grade 5 or above) Essential

Things to consider

What’s on offer • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays • Company Pension (salary sacrifice option available) • Cycle to work scheme • Referral scheme (commission) • Use of company gym in Sheffield • Other staff incentives and perks • Close to transport links and shops • Comfortable and social environment

About the employer

The SMH Group is a multi-disciplined professional services company which includes Chartered Accountants, Tax Advisers, Financial Planners and Legal professionals working across seven offices in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Wakefield, Knaresborough, Leeds and Buxton. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding practice where we will work with you to develop your career, provide you with the guidance and training you require to reach your potential, whilst working alongside highly experienced accountants and other professionals. We offer training both on site and externally.




24 Mansfield Road


S60 2DT

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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