Apprentice - Assistant Accountant TaxAssist Accountants Wickford

A small and growing accountancy practice based in Wickford, part of a dynamic national network, has an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Assistant Accountant to deal with all aspects of accountancy, taxation and client relationships. We are looking for a flexible, dynamic, driven individual to join our small friendly team.

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Closing date: 02 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 - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm (1-hour lunchbreak).

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Nov 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The key duties of the post are as follows:

  • Communication and liaison with clients at all levels.
  • Assist with monthly and quarterly bookkeeping and preparation VAT returns.
  • Assist with preparation of Self-Assessment Returns.
  • Assist with preparation of year end accounts and tax filings.
  • Assist with booking client appointments and onboarding for newly engaged clients.
  • Manage, organise and update relevant data using database applications.
  • Handling Client queries face to face as well as over the phone.
  • Ad-hoc administrative tasks.
  • Manage, organise and update relevant data using database applications
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public
  • Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance and adherence to relevant health and safety procedures
  • Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment and materials for which the role has responsibility.
  • Plus other duties consistent with the grade as directed.

The candidate will benefit from:

  • A varied workload with a diverse client base including local businesses and individuals.
  • Opportunities to liaise with clients at all levels.
  • Potential for career progression.
  • Access to latest practice software.
  • Access to training and opportunity for personal growth and development

The training you will be getting

  • Full Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Level 3 AAT qualification
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possilble full time position on successful completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

At TaxAssist Accountants, we provide a personal and professional accounting service tailored to you. We help start-ups, sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, property landlords, contractors, freelancers and individual taxpayers.


TaxAssist Accountants Wickford




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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


Diane Ridgley


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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