Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship


Castleford, WF10 5US

Closes in 4 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 25 June 2024


Are you looking to start your career in Accounting? Then this Trainee Accountant Apprenticeship could be perfect for you. Working as part of a small family team you will be involved in all areas of the business. This provides a superb learning opportunity to progress both professionally and personally.

Annual wage
£12,313.60 a year

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

Training course
Accounts or finance assistant (level 2)
Monday - Friday based at our Castleford Office. Shifts to be confirmed.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September


1 Year 1 Month

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

You will work towards completing the L2 Accounts or Finance Assistant Apprenticeship. Training will be provided on a day release by the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group at either Wakefield College or Castleford College. By the end you should recieve one of the professional qualifications listed below, as chosen by the employer to be most relevant to the job role:

  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • ACCA Certificate in financial and management accounting (level 2)
  • IAB Level 2 certificate in bookkeeping
  • ICB Level 2 certificate in bookkeeping

Where you’ll work


Craig Hopson Avenue


WF10 5US


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

Accounts or finance assistant (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Record transactional data.
  • Use the organisation’s standard tools and processes to examine data to identify transactional issues such as, reconciliations and inconsistencies between invoices.
  • Recognise and rectify routine errors, escalating as necessary.
  • Plan and review accounting and finance tasks.
  • Communicate with stakeholders to deliver accurate and timely results, avoiding jargon, using language tailored to the audience and different media methods with an appreciation of the risks and benefits to the business of social media and other digital applications.
  • Use finance and accounting software packages to accurately input and manage data to contribute to routine accounting tasks.
  • Handle data and digital technology in line with cyber and data security requirements, using data securely and safely, including backing up data.
  • 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 Language (grade Grade 4/C or above)
    • Maths (grade 4/C or above)

    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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative

    About this company

    Prosper Accountancy was created for one reason – to put the client first! After 20 years working in both small and national accountancy practices, Prosper’s founder, Michael, knew only too well that many of those companies put their own needs before those of the businesses they represented. He was determined to do things differently. And so, Prosper Accountancy was born. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Become a permanent, valued member of our team.

    Increased exposure to aspects of the business allowing you to build, grow and prosper in your ongoing career.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260387.

    Apply now

    Closes in 4 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

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