Apprentice Assistant Accountant TaxAssist Accountants Wickford

A small and growing accountancy practice based in Wickford, part of a dynamic national network, has an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Assistant Accountant to deal with all aspects of accountancy, taxation and client relationships. We are looking for a flexible, dynamic, driven individual to join our small friendly team.

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Closing date: 19 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,609.60

    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 (1-hour lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000240479

  • Positions

    1 available

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
  • Assist with preparation of year end accounts and tax filings
  • Assist with booking client appointments and onboarding for newly engaged clients
  • 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
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public
  • Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance and adherence to relevant health and safety procedures
  • Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment and materials for which the role has responsibility.
  • Plus other duties consistent with the grade as directed

The training you will be getting

Advanced Accountancy Apprenticeship, to include:

  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accountancy
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills (as required)
  • PLTS

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential for career progression once the apprenticeship has successfully been completed with the opportunity to progress

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Accounting (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

This is an office based role (not remote)

About the employer

TaxAssist Accountants are a national network of accountants across the UK. We provide a personal and professional accounting service tailored to our clients. We help start-ups, sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, property landlords, contractors, freelancers and individual taxpayers. We provide all the services you would expect from an accountant, including accounts, tax, payroll, business advice and much more.

Employer

TaxAssist Accountants Wickford

Address

3 LONDON ROAD

WICKFORD

SS12 0AW

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Training

Training provider

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL

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

Contact

Leon Black

Leon.Black@essex.gov.uk

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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