Accounts Assistant Apprentice Level 3 MOTT MACDONALD LIMITED

Working in the group head office financial accounting team you will gain experience in a wide variety of corporate reporting and compliance aspects for a large multinational company. The group financial accounting team also supports the rest of the business: Statutory reporting Compliance Internal controls Providing information for our clients

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am until 5.30pm with the possibility of working from home on some days. One day each week will be dedicated to your learning.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in processing and checking of daily payments
  • Responsibility for reconciling and revaluing certain intercompany accounts
  • Responsibility for updating and reconciling certain cashbooks/bank accounts
  • Responsibility for reconciling certain balance sheet accounts
  • Assisting in the preparation and review of quarterly and annual consolidated financial accounts for the group including preparation of statutory notes and disclosures
  • Assisting in the preparation of certain parts of the group quarterly commentary
  • Assisting in the preparation and review of accounts for some centrally maintained companies
  • Accounts payable and expenses payments checking
  • Assisting the financial accounts team on ad hoc tasks as required eg. annual summary of financial controls responses from subsidiaries/branches
  • Assisting in monitoring compliance with financial controls and policies across the group and informing subsidiary entities or branch offices of new requirements and helping to implement them

The training you will be getting

  • You will attend college in person or online 1 day a week to work towards your qualification in AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completing this apprentice there is the possibility to move onto a higher or degree level apprenticeship within Mott Macdonald or to continue your employment as a permanent member of the team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths or Finance related (Grade C or above) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent AAT Level 2 or similar (Grade pass or above) Desired

About the employer

We’re a management, engineering and development consultancy which works on projects across the world. By challenging norms, we like to solve humanity’s most difficult problems. We’re committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our staff as well as the environment, and communities in which we operate.




Renaissance House

12 Dingwall Road




Andrew Challis


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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

You will complete our strength based assessment online and an application form. If successful you will have a face2face, or virtual, interview with your future team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024