Apprentice Assistant Accountant D K RUMSBY & CO LIMITED

A Level 3 Apprentice Assistant Accountant is required. Are you looking to secure a career in accounting working for an accounts practice that truly values it's employees and customers? Do you possess a keen flair for mathematics and have a keen eye for detail? If so, read on, as DK Rumsby & Co, are looking for an accounts assistant apprentice to join their team! Duties include: working in our bookkeeping department preparing clients' monthly & quarterly records, and preparing and filing VAT returns.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm (breaks to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties consist of but are not limited to the following:

20% of your time will be off-the-job training with EMA, our apprenticeship provider, where you will study towards an AAT Foundation Level 2 & Level 3 in Accountancy over your first year with us. From this, you will learn the fundamental knowledge and behaviours needed to be an accountant.

80% of your time will be helping you turn this knowledge into skill by:

  • Working in our bookkeeping department preparing clients' monthly & quarterly records
  • Preparing and filing VAT returns
  • Answering clients' queries and chasing information
  • Preparing management accounts.

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will be enrolled on the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard, which 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 the apprentice's location) through day release.

AAT Modules are as follows:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions (Level 2 Unit)
  • Bookkeeping Controls (Level 2 Unit)
  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The potential to secure a more senior role with additional responsibilities
  • The possibility of securing a full-time role upon completion of the apprenticeship
  • The opportunity to progress onto a Level 4 accountancy apprenticeship upon completion of Level 3 and then ideally move on to being a level 7 / ACCA qualified accountant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths and English (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

• Fantastic supportive working environment which is committed to and cares about employees and their development • Professional coaching and structured training and development to enable fast progression • Excellent business culture which lives our values – We are professional, we are a team and we add value – we are more than just the numbers • Regular social events and team updates & CPD Sessions for all team members

About the employer

Established in 1977, D K Rumsby are a Chartered Accountant and Auditor based in Colwick, Nottingham, with offices in Nottingham & Sutton In Ashfield. Our growing practice has a track record of developing trainee accountants, one of which is now a Senior Partner. Unlike the big practices, where you may get to see only a very narrow aspect of accountancy, working at our busy practice you will get to see all aspects of an accountancy practice. You will also have your own tailored Personal Development Plan to help support your learning and development with us as well as be mentored directly by our Partners and experienced accountants, having the very best training at an ACCA certified practice.




Colwick Quays Business Park

Private Road 2

Colwick Industrial Estate


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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


Rosie Wibberley

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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