Level 3 Accounts apprentice

Rotherham Taylor Limited


Closes in 8 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 11 June 2024


We are an accountancy practice with an office based in Preston. The Level 3 Accounts apprentice will work alongside other team members to assist in the preparation of VAT returns, small accounts jobs, process payroll and undertake other associated services. There will also be some basic administrative duties.

Annual wage
£13,000 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)
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with 1 hour for lunch.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


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

Assistant Accountant – Level 3. This Apprenticeship requires you to attend college 1-day week. You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion, synoptic exams and observation throughout your training.

For the assistant accountant, the qualification required is:

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Assistant accountant / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Assistant accountant / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

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:

    • Any (grade A*-D/ 9-3)
    • Any (grade A*-D/ 9-3)
    • English (grade A*-C/ 9-4)
    • Maths (grade A*-C/ 9-4)
    • AAT L2 or equivalent level accounting (grade Pass or above)
    • The ability to word process under time constraints (grade N/A)

    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
    • Administrative skills
    • ambitious
    • enthusiastic
    • reliable
    • Punctual

    Other requirements

    In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open. Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails. For more information on the NMW, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

    About this company

    We are an accountancy practice with an office based in Preston. We currently have 18 employees but are looking to recruit an additional person this summer.

    http://Www.rtaccountants.co.uk (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Progression to Level 4
    • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.


    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Charlotte Ward



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000256974.

    Apply now

    Closes in 8 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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