We are looking for an Apprentice Accounting Technicians to join our Winchester office. We are offering a 15 month level 3 AAT apprenticeship. It is a great opportunity to study across all disciplines of accounting and taxation.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Quarterly pay reviews are given for apprentices.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm with a 60 minute unpaid lunch break. Flexible working of the 37.5 hours can be arranged between the hours of 8.00am and 5.30pm. The core hours that everyone must work is between 9.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Working across the audit, accounts and tax departments supporting them as appropriate. A typical day or week will include

  • Attending college for your AAT programme on block or day release as appropriate
  • Assisting in the preparation of accounts
  • Dealing with monthly and quarterly bookkeeping on behalf of clients
  • Processing accounting records
  • Preparing VAT returns for review
  • Preparing account reconciliations for review
  • Producing end of year accounts on a bespoke software package
  • Preparing corporation tax returns and computations for review
  • Preparing personal tax returns for review
  • Assisting in the audit process
  • Begin to develop an understanding of generally accepted accounting principles reporting rules, where applicable and financial statement presentation
  • Ensuring personal timesheets are accurate and timely so that budgets and forecasts are met
  • Use computerised accounting software
  • Work closely with the supervisor to obtain and maintain up to date technical knowledge
  • To handle queries from clients as appropriate
  • To maintain interface with clients in order to resolve any technical issues as appropriate
  • Any other duties as requested at a level appropriate to this role

The training you will be getting

  • AAT level 3 (Apprentice Accountant)
  • Training is underken at First Intuition in Southampton / Reading on a day release / block release basis

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Extension to Level 4 AAT
  • Working towards a semi-senior role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including Maths and English (Grade 5 and above.) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade At least 3 grade B or above) Essential

About the employer

HJS Accountants is a team of proactive and reliable accountants, providing a comprehensive range of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services to firms and individuals across the country.




6 Charlecote Mews

Staple Gardens


SO23 8SR


Kate Cooper



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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

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