This is an exciting opportunity undertaking varied accounting and administration duties. You will be working with a busy and friendly team. There are opportunities to progress for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 29 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The rate of pay may be negotiable - the starting rate will be dependent upon experience.

    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 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role will include various Accounting and administrative duties with the aim to develop and have more responsibility during your apprenticeship. The role will include some of the following areas:

Accounting Duties:

  • Processing receipts, sales invoices and payments
  • Providing excellent customer services to our clients, through incoming and outgoing calls, emails and face to face meetings
  • Completing VAT return forms
  • Ensuring that accounts are accurately monitored and recorded
  • Dealing with a company’s payroll by processing wages and employee expense claims
  • Preparing profit and loss accounts sheets
  • Preparing balance sheets
  • Balance accounts
  • Maintaining financial records which accurately
  • Record the businesses incoming and outgoing finance
  • Inputting data onto internal systems with a high level of accuracy

General administrative duties:

  • To deal courteously and efficiently with all visitors that comes to the office
  • Minuting meetings / photocopying / filing and other administrative duties
  • Reading / sending emails to clients promptly
  • To undertake filing, record keeping
  • Using Microsoft Packages, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Answering the telephone in a professional manner and dealing with enquiries
  • Providing refreshments for visitors when required
  • Assisting all members of the team as and when required
  • Ensuring that the Policies of the company are observed and that good practice is encouraged, particularly in the areas of Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and confidentiality

As part of your contract of employment, completion of the Apprenticeship Training Programme forms part of your duties as well as helping your personal and professional development.

The requirements to complete the programme are as follows:

  • Attend and be punctual for all induction sessions, lessons and work-based training / support sessions
  • Complete all required assignments by the required timeline
  • Build up your portfolio of evidence on-going
  • Access support from your tutor / assessor and manager, when required

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by the organisation which is relevant to your post within the company to meet the overall business objectives.

The training you will be getting

An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practise or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Part of their role will involve assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. In addition, the Assistant Accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.

You will cover the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours - please copy link on to your your web browser for full details:

We will be delivering the industry recognised AAT (Association of AccountingTechnician) Diploma in Accounting Level 3 as part of this apprenticeship standard.

You will complete an End Point Assessmen to test your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours and will involve:

  • A portfolio / professional observation
  • A professional discussion
  • An in tray test

You will be required to attend Kirklees College in Huddersfield one day per week as part of your apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is a strong possibility that you will gain a permanent position following successful employment as well as achievement of the full apprenticeship qualification.

There may also be further apprenticeship / other training available following successful employment and achievement of the apprenticeship qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Excellent timekeeping, Excellent attendance


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent ICT - Knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word (Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction) Desired
Other AAT L2 (Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction) Essential

Things to consider

Following applying for this vacancy the first stage, after your initial application, will be to attend an interview with Nichola Barnes; if you do not attend this interview your application will not progress any further. For any further information on this vacancy please contact Nichola Barnes at Kirklees College on E-mail: Mobile Number: 07788390025 Apprenticeship Team: NO CONTACT should be made with the employer at this initial stage, the College is more than happy to help you with any queries you may have. The salary may be negotiable. This will depend on experience. The salary may also increase after a probationary period, if the budget allows, following successful employment and production of the required work towards achieving the qualifications towards the apprenticeship training programme. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Your employer will allow you time off for study and this will be part of your contract of employment. You should attend all required classes and keep up to date with any set work. If you have achieved AAT Level 3 already, we may consider you for the AAT Level 4 Apprenticeship Programme.

About the employer

A Mind of Figures is a growing Accountancy Practise in Horbury, since setting up in 2017 we have gained clients from all over the UK, we pride ourselves in offering outstanding service, honest advise and forward thinking for all out clients.








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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


Nichola Barnes


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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

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