Assistant Accountant Apprentice WALKER ACCOUNTANCY LIMITED

A family run accountancy business based in Spondon is looking for an apprentice to join their team! An exciting opportunity to begin your career! The role will be to support the business clients with their accounting needs from payroll, end of year accounts and VAT returns. Alongside your role EMA will support you in achieving a Level 3 AAT.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with a 1-hour lunch break. Start and finish times negotiable.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    17 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This role offers a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in general practice accountancy while assisting with various administrative tasks, duties will include:

  • Assisting with bookkeeping tasks including data entry, reconciliations, and maintaining accurate financial records
  • Supporting in the preparation and submission of VAT returns and payroll processing
  • Assisting with year-end accounts for both companies and personal tax returns under supervision
  • Collaborating with team members to ensure timely completion of tasks and projects
  • Progressively taking on responsibilities in preparing accounts and tax returns for review by senior staff
  • Managing administrative duties such as scanning and filing documents, maintaining client records, and organising office supplies
  • Providing support during client meetings, including preparation of refreshments and assisting with meeting logistics

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.

Successful apprentices will get an AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

The knowledge units will be delivered at the EMA training hub in Derby through one day a week release form employer.

AAT Modules are as follows:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions (L2 Unit)
  • Bookkeeping Controls (L2 Unit)
  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Assistant Accountant

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Permanent position and progressive duties in role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Confident Microsoft User, Self motivated & enthusiastic


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

Things to consider

We are a small family run team who offer friendly straightforward accountancy services for business people.

About the employer

Walker Accountancy was founded by Cath Walker. Cath is a fellow if the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (a Chartered Accountant), with over 20 years experience in helping owner managed businesses with their accounts and tax affairs. Cath and her trusted network of specialists offer friendly straightforward accountancy services for business people.







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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


Jacqui Norris-Golding

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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