Assistant Accountant & Bookkeeping Apprentice Tax Accountants (Bucks & Herts) Ltd

You will largely be working on bookkeeping, VAT and accounts preparation projects but will also assist in some of the day-to-day functions that are essential to keeping the office running smoothly.

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

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Closing date: 11 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary £14,000-£18,000 depending on experience

  • Working week

    Working hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Assistant Accountant Bookkeeper your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Bookkeeping - maintenance of client records on QuickBooks and TaxCalc, including sales and purchase invoice controls, receipts and payment analysis, bank reconciliations and VAT reconciliations
  • Assist in preparation of company accounts preparation of various working papers, maintenance of client files and reporting to seniors at the agreed stage of completion
  • VAT - preparation of quarterly VAT returns for small size companies under the supervision of seniors
  • Payroll preparation of monthly payroll
  • Liaise with clients to ensure record delivery and accounts information in a timely fashion/manner
  • General administration, reception, telephone answering, document scanning, client servicing, and support to Accountants
  • Complete all TaxAssist Academy Bookkeeping courses

The training you will be getting

The Apprentice will study for the Level 3 Assistant accountant Apprenticeship standard, which will earn a AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

Training takes place via our online learning portal with LIVE classroom learning with our qualified tutor. This will typically be 1 day a week. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After successfully achieving the AAT Level 3 qualification, the candidate will be considered for the Level 4 AAT Apprenticeship training and/or the opportunity to progress to a more senior level with the firm and a career within accountancy.

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, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Desired skills and personal qualities: Personable, curious, bright individual who is dedicated to learning and developing professional skills and progressing their career. Ability to work quickly and accurately. A team player who will enjoy working in a fast paced and busy client facing environment and being part of a dynamic and growing team.

About the employer

TaxAssist Accountants, we know that our people are key to the success of our company. We hire people who are talented, career driven and who embrace our values of delivering excellent client service through collaborative teamwork. This is an excellent opportunity for capable individuals who enjoy working as part of a team to deliver excellent client service. Candidates will be looking to develop their skills in a rapidly growing and dynamic business using industry leading software with support from a multi award winning accountancy network. Experience the rewarding and varied nature of working with small businesses and individuals in a friendly local business atmosphere. Develop your career with an employer who invests in colleague career development with significant opportunities for growth and development including ongoing training provided by the TaxAssist Academy.


Tax Accountants (Bucks & Herts) Ltd





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Training provider


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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Dec 2023