Level 3 Accounts Apprentice



Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 3 July 2024


We are an accountancy practice with an office based in Hadleigh, Ipswich. The Level 3 Accounts apprentice will work alongside other team members to assist in the preparation of VAT returns, small accounts jobs, 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, 9 am to 5 pm

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year 3 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 in Ipswich 1 day a week. You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion, synoptic exams and observation throughout your training.

Mandatory qualifications include;

  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

We may also provide training towards an AAT Level 3 Certficate in Bookeeping. 

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 (Grade A*-C/ 9-4))
    • Maths (grade (Grade A*-C/ 9-4))
    • (Predicted) or actual (grade 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
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Logical
    • Punctual
    • Reliable
    • Enthusiastic,

    About this company

    Walter Wright was established in 1973 and today, we continue to build on our enviable reputation for providing excellent advice and first class service to our business and personal clients alike. As well as general accountancy, audit and tax skills, our staff also have specialist skills which enables us to provide clients with a premium service as and when required. With our wealth of experience we pride ourselves on delivering an unparalleled service to all clients, whatever their size or sector. In addition to traditional auditing, accounting and tax services we also provide advice on how to improve and develop your business. Whether you need an integrated business strategy, access to corporate finance or specialist tax advice we are here to help you achieve your goals.

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

    After this apprenticeship

    Once you have quaflied you may hold an AAT Level 3 Certficate in Bookeeping. 

    We would be open, depending on your progression, on offering a full AAT / ACCA / ICAEW training program. 

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Dawn Westfallen


    01473 822143

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262295.

    Apply now

    Closes on Saturday 31 August

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