Bookkeeping apprentice HEELAN ASSOCIATES LTD

Are you looking to join a rapidly growing, dynamic, and commercially savvy Accountancy Practice where there’s no such thing as a silly question? This role will be exciting for a candidate looking to enter the business world and become involved in a range of business support functions, whilst studying for their Business Administration qualification.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be above minimum wage for apprentices, so above that stated.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am-5pm each day.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To provide excellent client care both on the phone and in person. This will include answering incoming calls, greeting clients and welcoming them into the office, offering them refreshments and showing them in and out of the building.
  • To complete book-keeping tasks, using mainly cloud based accounting packages such as Xero, Quickbooks and FreeAgent with support and supervision from the Book-keeping team.
  • To complete accounting tasks, such as preparation of sole trader accounts and tax returns, using internal software with support and supervision from the Accountancy team.
  • To complete Payroll tasks, using internal software to produce payroll and payslips for clients with support and supervision from the payroll team.
  • To utilise internal recording systems and follow internal procedures to ensure work is recorded and completed to a competent standard.
  • To work effectively and efficiently as part of a team.
  • To develop professional skillset by shadowing colleagues to learn wider business skills and take the opportunity to interact with a variety of business clients.
  • To maintain electronic filing of books and records.
  • To participate in activities necessary to support the smooth running of the office environment.
  • To attend training and development deemed necessary for the post in agreement with the line manager.
  • To willingly undertake any other tasks as reasonably requested by line managers and comply with all employee policies and procedures of Heelan Associates.

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will be studying for their Level 3 Business Administration qualification.  Training will be done in the workplace with a work based trainer at regular times over the course of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be the opportunity to develop and progress further within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Good time management


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/c or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/c or above) Essential

About the employer

Heelan Associates are a rapidly growing, dynamic, and commercially savvy Accountancy Practice. By combining our traditional values with modern thinking our team of Accounting, Bookkeeping and Payroll professionals proudly set the standard for what modern small business accounting support should look like. Our team helps small business owners all over the UK to start, survive and grow.




1 The Briars

Waterberry Drive



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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


Liz Langley


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

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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