Accounts Apprentice



Closes in 28 days (Sunday 18 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 4 July 2024


The original practice was founded by Alan Moore over 50 years ago and we are very proud to continue to look after some businesses who were amongst his first clients; although these are now being run by the next generation! Within this role you will be assisting with payroll, preparing bank reconciliations, VAT returns and more.

Annual wage
£11,648 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 (shift times to be confirmed).

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 22 August


1 Year 2 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

Accounts or Finance Assistant Level 2 (GCSE) Apprenticeship Standard

Day release at Newcastle Site (Stamp Exchange, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 1SA)  

  • On and off-the-job training 
  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers Level 2 Certificate in Accounting and Business

Where you’ll work



NE30 1DT


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:

    • Maths and English (grade 4)

    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
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. All closing, interview and start dates are subject to change and may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews.

    About this company

    The original practice was founded by Alan Moore over 50 years ago and, we are very proud to continue to look after some businesses who were amongst his first clients; although these are now being run by the next generation! We have grown somewhat over the years and so have our goals & aspirations but our values have not changed, and we continue to strive to build that same loyalty by providing the best service we can to all our clients. Lynn is Managing Director of the company and trained with Ernst & Young before becoming a partner in 2001. She runs the company with her experienced team of staff based in our office in North Shields.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available. 

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Bethany Carter


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262590.

    Apply now

    Closes in 28 days (Sunday 18 August at 11:59pm)

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