Assistant Accountant & Bookkeeping Apprentice

Tax Accountants (Bucks & Herts) Ltd

High Wycombe, HP15 7LN

Closes in 25 days (Monday 12 August)

Posted on 9 July 2024


You will largely be working on bookkeeping, VAT and accounts preparation projects but will also assist in some of the day-to-day functions that are essential to keeping the office running smoothly. The successful candidate will assist in the preparation of company accounts preparation of various working papers, maintenance of client files and reporting to seniors at the agreed stage of completion.

Annual wage
£14,000 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Assistant accountant (level 3)
Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm (breaks to be confirmed)

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 19 August


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

  • The Apprentice will study for the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship standard, which will earn an AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • Training takes place via our online learning portal with LIVE classroom learning with our qualified tutor
  • This will typically be 1 day a week
  • Further details will be made available at a later date

Where you’ll work

7 Penn Road


High Wycombe

HP15 7LN


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 4-9)
    • maths (grade 4-9)

    Desirable qualifications

    A Level or equivalent in:

    • maths (grade 4-9)

    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
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Desired skills and personal qualities: Personable, curious, bright individual who is dedicated to learning and developing professional skills and progressing their career. Ability to work quickly and accurately. A team player who will enjoy working in a fast paced and busy client facing environment and being part of a dynamic and growing team.

    About this company

    TaxAssist Accountants, we know that our people are key to the success of our company. We hire people who are talented, career driven and who embrace our values of delivering excellent client service through collaborative teamwork. This is an excellent opportunity for capable individuals who enjoy working as part of a team to deliver excellent client service. Candidates will be looking to develop their skills in a rapidly growing and dynamic business using industry leading software with support from a multi award winning accountancy network. Experience the rewarding and varied nature of working with small businesses and individuals in a friendly local business atmosphere. Develop your career with an employer who invests in colleague career development with significant opportunities for growth and development including ongoing training provided by the TaxAssist Academy. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • After successfully achieving the AAT Level 3 qualification, the candidate will be considered for the Level 4 AAT Apprenticeship training and/or the opportunity to progress to a more senior level with the firm and a career within accountancy

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263741.

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    Closes in 25 days (Monday 12 August)

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