AAT Accountant Apprentice Ford Campbell Freedman Ltd

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 2 apprenticeship with Ford Campbell Freedman Limited and Kaplan. You will be dealing with account preparation, tax and VAT returns whilst working towards the AAT Level 2 qualification.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, between 09:00 – 16:00.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties include:

Preparation of year-end accounts within our Business Services team.
You will gain exposure to various responsibilities such as accounts preparation, corporation tax computations and VAT returns.

Preparation of accounts for a variety of clients, including limited companies, limited liability partnerships, traditional partnerships and sole traders, weighted towards limited companies and LLP’s.

Prepare bank reconciliations.

Preparing control accounts for VAT, debtor, creditor, payroll and PAYE reconciliations.

Gain experience using bookkeeping software.

Extensive use of Microsoft Excel worksheets.

Assisting with the preparation of financial information and ensuring the accuracy of financial data.

Working within a client-focused environment.

The training you will be getting

Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2.

This level is ideal for existing staff or new talent in accounting and finance. Their work could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry.

Learners will complete the mandatory AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. The Certificate in Accounting comprises of four exams and an End Point Assessment.

You must successfully complete the following:

Introduction to Bookkeeping (ITBK).

Principles of Bookkeeping Control (POBC).

Principles of Costing (PCTN).

Business Environment (BESY).

EPA - In Tray exercise.

An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate time to off the job training, as well as completing knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with your apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Working within a growing practice will lead to future career opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Basic Maths (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Standard English (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade A-C) Desired

Things to consider

Benefits include: 20 days + bank holidays. Flexible working with core hours between 10am - 4pm

About the employer

Ford Campbell Freedman is one of Yorkshire’s leading independent firm of accountants and business advisors whohave been providing a full service accountancy offering to our clients for over 80 years.


Ford Campbell Freedman Ltd


2nd floor, 33 Park Place



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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

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2024