What will I do?
You'll be part of a team working on audit and accounts preparation assignments with a wide range of clients, so it gs without saying that you need to be someone that can be relied upon to help the team deliver outstanding levels of client care.
Some of your responsibilities may include working closely with your mentor on audit planning memorandum, analytical reviews, drafting client letters, preparing accounts and producing sets of financial statements.
Duties may include:
- Processing bank transactions
- Management of ledgers and accounting records
- Payment processing
- Payroll processing
- Assisting with VAT returns
- We can offer a structured career path for those with ambition and the determination to develop a career in the profession
- Please note the interview and start dates are advisory and not set dates
- Full study support to gain a globally recognised qualification with the ICAEW
- Linked learning approach with Kaplan or First Intuition, who are award winning training providers
- On the job training and practical experience
- Face to face contact with decision makers early on
- A career within a national organisation, with access to a in a global network of 30,000 people across 147 countries
- Working with a wide range of entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses and subsidiaries of large international groups
- Familiarity with MS Word, Excel and Outlook is essential
- Good numeracy skills
- Attention to detail
- Able to build strong relationships
- Takes pride in work and delivering outstanding service
- Great verbal and non verbal communication skills
- An ability and passion to solve complex problems
- We do not require AAT Trainees to have a business or financial background. However, we do ask that all applicants have achieved, or are predicted to achieve at least 112 UCAS points (based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff) from 3 A Levels or equivalent, all achieved during the same exam year. This excludes General Studies
Advanced Diploma - AAT Level 3
Advanced builds on the knowledge gained in the Foundation level. If you work in accounts or have studied accountancy before, you may be able to start at this level. You’ll learn complex accounting techniques, and master a number of accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.
This level will encourage you to master more complex accounting principles in both Bookkeeping and Management Accounting. You’ll develop the technical skills to start, or progress, your career in accountancy and this will allow you to continue with your studies onto Level 4.To pass this level you’ll need to study five units (also known as subjects), which are all mandatory. Four of the units are examined individually and there is also a synoptic assessment that you’ll take towards the end of the level, which incorporates the final two units as well as drawing on all of the other units you’ve studied at this level.
The area you will cover include:
- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Final Accounts Preparation
- Management Accounting: Costing
- Indirect Tax
- Advanced Synoptic Assessment
The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Assistant Accountant, this includes, Business Awareness, Ethics, Communication, Embracing Change and Problem Solving. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take End Point Assessment.
The Knowledge areas of the standard will typically be covered through completion of the AAT qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.