Simpkins Edwards

Accounts Apprentice


Simpkins Edwards

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £146.25
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday - working hours to be confirmed
duration: 18 months
start: 9 September 2019
Advanced(level 3)
Assistant accountant (apprenticeship standard)
31 August 2019 (application closing date)
Under the direction of an experienced accounts clerk your focus will be on Accounts preparation for limited companies, partnerships and sole traders. You will also gain experience in preparing basic tax returns and the compilation of tax computations plus preparation of VAT returns.


Accounts role responsibilities:

  • Undertake basic accounts preparation using the firm’s office manual and client care procedures to ensure all department assignments are completed to the same high standard
  • Accurately complete all assignments within agreed timetables to ensure assignments are completed on time
  • Investigate and resolve, where possible, problems arising during the assignments and notify your supervisor of unresolved problems to ensure they are addressed on time
  • Record work in a clear and concise manner, ensuring all working papers are legible and well presented to allow other team members to clearly understand the work completed
  • Ensure all outgoing work is proofread and authorised according to the firm's procedures
  • Keep Supervisors, Managers and Partners up to date on all dealings with clients
  • Maintain time recording on client affairs on a daily basis in accordance with the firm's procedures
  • Liaise with other departments as necessary
  • Market the firm and help to bring in new clients at every available opportunity
  • Ensure computer skills are developed and maintained to ensure effective completion of work

Future Prospects

After successful completion of the Level 3 you could continue to study at Level 4.

Reality Check

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Skills Required

  • Experience of Microsoft Office to include Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport quickly with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to work independently, or as part of a team

Qualities Required

  • Organised and able to plan time efficiently in order to meet deadlines

Qualifications Required

A minimum of GCSEs grade C/4 in maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Training Provided

Training to be provided:

  • Advanced (Level 3) Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard
  • End point assessment

Alongside the Apprenticeship Standard you will work towards:

  • Level 2 and Level 3 AAT

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