Accounts Assistant Apprenticeship



Closes in 9 days (Sunday 28 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 30 May 2024


If you are looking for a career in accounts this is a great place to start. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist with preparation of accounts and associated tax returns for a variety of businesses and individuals. As we are a small practice you will get a great variety of clients to work with which will help expand your skills.

Annual wage
£15,392 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Assistant accountant (level 3)
9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, with 30 minute unpaid lunch.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Candidate will be expected to attend college working towards an AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting qualification.
  • Training will be given and you will be mentored by one of the partners and training will be tailored where possible to assist with completion of your course. 
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

Where you’ll work






An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Assistant accountant (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Assist with the investigation and response to financial information queries.
  • Record and analyse financial data using the organisation’s standard tools and processes.
  • Apply double entry bookkeeping and accounting standards to process financial documents, generate financial statements and report financial information to users of accounts.
  • Assist with production of accurate financial information for the preparation of accounts.
  • Reconcile financial data, such as, preparation of reconciliations or review of reconciliations.
  • Investigate, resolve or escalate transactional queries and errors within their remit as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Communicate financial information in a way that non-finance stakeholders can interpret and understand.
  • Utilise digital skills to present key financial information using finance and accounting software and applications.
  • Use software packages to assist with basic accounting tasks in line with cyber and data security requirements, using data securely and safely, including backing up data.
  • Communicate using varying approaches and different media methods with an appreciation of the risks and benefits to the business of social media and other digital applications.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C)
    • Maths (grade 4/C)
    • Accounts Finance Assistant (grade Pass)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    The role involves a lot of computer work, being sat at a desk for most of the day will be required for the role.

    About this company

    We are a small well established accountancy practice, working with a variety of small to medium businesses and individuals. We provide a wide range of services, accounts preparation, tax return completion, bookkeeping, tax advice and other related services.

    After this apprenticeship

    • The right candidate would always have potential for future progression at the firm if they chose to follow that path.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Georgia Bramhall

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000254420.

    Apply now

    Closes in 9 days (Sunday 28 July at 11:59pm)

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