Accounts Apprentice SIBBALDS LIMITED

Derby based accountancy firm, Sibbalds, are recruiting an Accounts Apprentice! You will have a range of accounts duties including accounts, bookkeeping, VAT returns, Tax and support with the preparation of financial statements. As the candidate progresses, more complex and interesting assignments will be given to broaden their horizons.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    17 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Sibbalds are looking to grow their accounts team with another apprentice.

Your duties will include:

  • Bookkeeping for small businesses and sole traders
  • Supporting senior team members with accounts preparation
  • Supporting with the preparation of financial statements
  • Bank reconciliations to support bookkeeping duties
  • General financial admin duties

Full training and support will be provided by both employer and training provider.

The training you will be getting

The Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard includes 6 AAT exams, in addition to the Synoptic Assessment as part of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) process.

The knowledge units will be delivered at the EMA training hub in Derby or Nottingham (depending on apprentices’ location) through day release

AAT Modules are as follows:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping (Level 2 Unit)
  • Principles of Bookkeeping (Level 2 Unit)
  • Management Accounting Techniques

Financial Accounting:

  • Preparing Financial Statements
  • Business Awareness
  • Tax Processes for Business

Level 3 AAT qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Opportunity to take on a permenant role within the company upon completion of level 3 course. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Time management skills


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths and English (Grade 6) Essential

Things to consider

Within short distance of local shops and food outlets,friendly and supportive team, free parking either in staff car park or local streets, regular staff socials paid for by the business, flexi time and remote working available once qualified,

About the employer

Since our inception, Sibbalds has built a reputation for providing solutions to all of our clients’ problems, and have continued to build on this reputation through the provision of value driven advice on a range of issues such as business support and strategic development, as well as the more traditional accounting and taxation services. Whilst we provide the full range of services that you would expect from an accountancy practice, you will see from our services that we are much more than that. We are an all-round business adviser and aim to be a one stop shop for all your business requirements. Whilst we pride ourselves on being extremely professional, we are also friendly and approachable, which makes us the perfect partner for aspiring businesses of all sizes.






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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

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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