Assistant Accountant Apprentice ATRIUM ACCOUNTS LTD

The successful applicant will work towards their AAT qualification while gaining real life accountancy experience in a variety of industries, eg music, medical professionals and retail. These clients can be based anywhere in the UK or even abroad in some cases. There will certainly be a lot of experiences to draw from.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm. Possibly 4 days per week (30 hours per week)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role involves preparing source documents for computer entry by compiling, sorting and organising documents, resolving questionable data, setting daily priorities. Maintain accounts systems for multiple companies by inputting sales and purchase ledgers. Duties include but not limited to:

  • Prepare source documents for computer entry by compiling, sorting and organising documents, resolving questionable data, setting daily priorities
  • Maintain accounts systems for multiple companies by inputting sales and purchase ledgers
  • Prevent erroneous entries by inputting voids and cancellations.
  • Update records by entering adjustments
  • Complete bank reconciliation and prepare VAT
  • Prepare management account information
  • Prepare payroll
  • General office duties, including but not limited to: answering phone calls, emails, dealing with visitors
  • Protect the organisation's value by keeping information confidential
  • Accomplish accounting and organisation's mission by completing related results as needed

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards the Level 2 Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 

AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 covers a range of key areas including:

Introduction to Bookkeeping
Principles of Bookkeeping controls
Principles of costing
The Business Environment

The apprentice will attend face to face training sessions with an experienced tutor at FAR Accountancy Training Centre in York (Mill Lane, Askham Bryan, YO23 3NU).

Alternatively, the apprentice could adopt an Online-live training delivery where training will be delivered via Zoom. The learner will be provided with study materials and guided training by FAR Training.

They will be required to undertake exams while working towards the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting qualification. There will also be an element of self-study assignments to be completed by the learner during their training. Apprentices will receive training and mentoring in the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for their Level 2 apprenticeship both in the workplace and by training provider FAR Training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After the apprenticeship, a discussion will be held with the apprentice and employer for future development

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Independence, Microsoft Office knowledge, Confidentiality, Analytical


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent 3 other subjects (Grade 4/C) Desired
A Level or equivalent 3 subjects (Grade E) Desired

Things to consider

You must be able to travel to the workplace at Clifton Moor, York.

About the employer

Atrium Accounts are based in York. We offer the full range of accounting, tax and business services to small and medium sized businesses across the UK. Our clients range from small sole traders who need help with their year-end accounts, tax compliance and business strategy, to larger companies that have outsourced their entire finance function to Atrium who provide full time support.




York Eco Business Centre Amy Johnson Way Clifton Moor


YO30 4AG


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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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