Accounts assistant apprentice THE ACCOUNTS SHOP LTD

The role will provide the opportunity for someone who has a genuine interest in accountancy to start their career. It will enable you to develop your accountancy and taxation knowledge and experience working within an accountancy team.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual profit share bonus Free On-site Parking 6 monthly salary review.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, with 1 day in college during term time.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Checking and posting purchase invoices using a variety of accountancy software
  • Raising sales invoices and credit notes
  • Data analysis
  • Reconciliation of accounts
  • Processing payroll
  • Preparation and posting of salary journals
  • General administration
  • Assisting Senior Bookkeeper and Management Accountant with VAT Returns, Month End and Year End Tasks

The training you will be getting

  • Accounting Technician Level 2. 1 day a week, based at Petroc, Barnstaple Campus.
  • The apprentice will be working towards the AAT qualification. Starting at level 2 with the prospect of progressing to Level 3 and beyond.
  • In addition, there will be in house training on various accountancy software platforms.
  • Beginner to Pro in Excel: Financial Modelling and Valuation course.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression to the higher levels of the AAT qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

The Accounts Shop is a small friendly team offering bespoke accounting services to a wide variety of clients. Ranging from a forager in Cornwall to a top florist in London. A loan company to a farmer. We really cater for all and offer accounts functions specifically tailored to the clients individual requirements.




1 Westhill

Pathfields Business Park

South Molton

EX36 3BS


Samantha Luscombe


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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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