Apprentice Accountants Assistant KENT COAST ACCOUNTS LTD

A valuable opportunity to join our dynamic team in learning Accounting working within a busy team supporting Accountants whilst completing your AAT studies.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    35 hour working week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with 1 hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 May 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Learning on the job technical Accountancy and tax skills. Supporting Accountant with preparation of Accounts, preparation of journals, client relations, preparation of engagement letters, book-keeing, payroll, offering client training and support and preparation of CIS and VAT return submissions.

What you will do in your working day:

  • Communication and liaison with clients at all levels
  • Assist with monthly and quarterly bookkeeping and preparation VAT returns
  • Assist with preparation of Self-Assessment Returns by preparing working papers for review by Accountant
  • Assist with preparation of year end accounts and tax filingsby preparing working papers for review by Accountant
  • Preparation of Weekly and monthly payroll submissions
  • Preparation of monthly CIS returns
  • Assist with booking client appointments and onboarding for newly engaged clients
  • Offering support and regularly contacting clients to help support their accounting
  • Manage, organise and update relevant data using database applications
  • Handling Client queries face to face as well as over the phone
  • Ad-hoc administrative tasks
  • Plus other duties consistent with the grade as directed.


The training you will be getting

The Apprentice will undertake the L2 Finance/Accounts Assistant apprenticeship. This includes completion of the L2 AAT professional qualification, and Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

Alongside this the Apprentice will complete on and off-the-job training to further develop their knowledge, skills, and behaviours. 

The training will occur both within the workplace, and at a specified training centre to be confirmed. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completing the apprenticeship, subject to employer approval and completion of studies, a full time post can be offered with prospects of developing the role further. Eg; Accountant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Literacy skills, Adaptable, Good time keeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

This is an office based role (not remote)

About the employer

We are a leading Accountancy and Business support practice.







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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

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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