Junior Accountant and Tax Apprentice Taxassist

TaxAssist Accountants are a national franchised network of accountants across the UK delivering accounting and tax services to independent business owners. We are looking to recruit a Junior Accountant and Tax Apprentice to support all members of the finance team whilst working accurately towards strict targets and deadlines.

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Closing date: 25 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Vacancy description

  • Bookkeeping
  • Work accurately towards strict targets and deadlines
  • Employer Payrolls
  • Handling client enquiries and payments both face to face and by telephone
  • General administrative duties such as filing, photocopying and scanning of documentation
  • Preparation of self assessment tax returns and the associated income tax calculations
  • VAT return preparation
  • Keeping records up to date
  • Year-end accounts preparation (sole trader & partnership businesses)
  • Support the finance team with all other financial tasks as and when required

As a Junior, all your client work will be reviewed (checked) by your line-manager before issue to the client or HMRC.

The suitable candidate will have

  • Good knowledge of ethics and finance
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organisation
  • Time management
  • Desire to learn
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work within a team as well as autonomously
  • Knowledge of Excel
  • Willingness to engage with all areas of the business and contribute to its growth

The training you will be getting

  • Assistant Accountant Level 2 Standard qualification
  • AAT level 2
  • Internal training relevant to the role offered

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We see this position as a stepping stone for an ambitious candidate to kick start their career in the accountancy profession.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent All (Grade 5 GCSE grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

In terms of travel, the office is close to Chippenham Train Station and is easy to get to if travelling from Bath or Swindon.

About the employer

TaxAssist Accountants are a national franchised network of accountants across the UK delivering accounting and tax services to independent business owners. Each branch provides accounting and taxation support services to local businesses and individuals.






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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


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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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