Accountants and Tax Apprentice



Training Provider:


Weekly wage £250.00
37.5 hours per week 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday
duration: 24 months
start: 6 April 2020
Higher(level 4-7)
Professional accounting / taxation technician Level 4 (Higher national Certificate) (apprenticeship standard)
27 February 2020 (application closing date)
The job will require the candidate to complete their administrative duties as well as day to day accountancy and bookkeeping work. Also, answering the phone and participating in local marketing & networking events.


  • Learning Software Systems such as Receipt Bank, Quickbooks & Xero for a purchase ledger and sales ledger of clients
  • Learning how to use new cutting-edge bookkeeping technology and software so we can continue to lead in innovation
  • Bookkeeping including bank reconciliation, matching invoices and petty cash
  • Preparing VAT returns for submission to HMRC and for review of a Senior Accountant
  • Learning how to prepare company accounts in a time efficient manner

Marketing Activities:

  • Attending seminars/networking events
  • Being an initial point of contact for new and existing clients alike
  • Meeting with clients to demonstrate new pieces of technology

Other office duties:

  • Answering the phone
  • Communicating efficiently and politely with good English skills by email
  • Administration work such as sending invoices, contacting HMRC/Companies House
  • Scanning client provided files for completion by other members of the team
  • Chatting to clients when they arrive and offering a drink
  • Networking at least once a month promoting the business
  • Keeping the office tidy and presentable
  • Opening the office at 9am consistently
  • Being flexible - as different tasks may come and go

Future Prospects

After completing AAT we will be able to fully support the employee to study the ACCA or ICAEW. Taking on a leadership role.

Reality Check

This apprenticeship is for a Level 4 Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician so a Level 3 Assistant Accounting qualification is essential

Other Information

Please note this role is based at their other office which is located on the High Street in Saffron Walden.

Skills Required

  • Efficient communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work as a team
  • Managing your time efficiently
  • Technical Skills: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel

Qualities Required

  • The ability to think outside of the box to solve problems
  • Desire to have a successful career in finance, can at least stay with us for 2-3 years and grow alongside the business
  • Comfortable with interacting with clients/understands good customer service
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to manage own workload

Qualifications Required

  • Ideally, a minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade C/4, to include maths and English or equivalent
  • Level 3 Assistant Accountant (AAT)

Training Provided

  • Level 4 Professional Accounting/ Taxation Technician
  • Personal Tax
  • External Auditing
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Accounting Systems and Controls
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