Accounts Apprentice SWEENEY MILLER LLP

Sweeney Miller Solicitors are looking for a passionate and hardworking individual to join their growing team as an Apprentice. You will be working within a supportive team that will ensure you succeed. Job duties will include double entry bookkeeping, posting payments to client ledgers, bank reconciliations and so much more!

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Closing date: 04 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

• Book-keeping
• Knowledge of Proclaim Accounts System
• Posting payments and receipts to client ledgers
• Checking completion statements
• Bill processing
• Bank reconciliations
• Preparing and sending debtor letters
• Scanning and storing financial documents
• Taking card payments over the telephone
• Gain knowledge of Solicitors Accounting Rules
• Deal with regular queries regarding client ledgers

The training you will be getting

Northern Skills are the apprenticeship training arm of Middlesbrough college, and have classes based around the northeast. 

Day release in at Sunderland site (The Place, Athenaeum Street, Sunniside, Sunderland, SR1 1QX). 
On and off-the-job training. 
You will be working towards your Level 2 Accounts Assistant qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available. 

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change.  This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews.

About the employer

Sweeney Miller Law is an established law firm serving clients across England and Wales. Our approach to client work is simple: we work hard to build trust and give you confidence in what we do. With confidence comes greater peace of mind; we are committed to taking the stress and worry out of your legal matters.








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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


Bethany Carter


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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