Apprentice Accounts and Finance Assistant DAVENPORTS GROUP LIMITED

We are a long-established Accountancy Practice based in Bury and we are looking for an Apprentice Accountant to join our small team. No previous experience is required however, the successful applicant must have the necessary exam passes to enrol for the AAT qualification and be prepared to attend Bolton College.

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

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Closing date: 27 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm with a 45-minute lunch break

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    22 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Assisting in the processing of client’s financial records for tax purposes.

The role will include:

  • Day to day dealings with our client base
  • Bookkeeping
  • Preparation of small business accounts
  • Assisting in the preparation of larger business accounts
  • Working towards XERO Advisor certification
  • Exposure to VAT returns

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards your accounts and finance assistant apprenticeship level 2 which will require you to attend Bolton College one day a week. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following a successful apprenticeship, we would be prepared to offer progression onto higher-level apprenticeships or permanent opportunities within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Patience


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

About the employer

Our clients tell us that Davenports Accountancy is great! They feel we represent good value for money and that they like the way we buy into their business needs. We work with our clients as flexibly as possible in their pursuit of business and personal success and act as if we are an efficient motivated employee rather than an external agency. It’s little surprise, that the majority of our new clients come to us following a personal recommendation from an existing customer.








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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 Team

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

Employer's Application Instructions

This position is ideal for a school leaver, please click 'apply now' in order to apply via our learner hub. Please answer in full sentences and in great, to show the employer your ability. If you have any further questions, please email

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

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Jul 2024