Sapphire Accounting Limited

Accounts Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Sapphire Accounting Limited (Employer)

Damar Training (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £229.88
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:30, with 1-hour lunch each day.
18 months (duration)
10 May 2021(start date)
Assistant accountant (apprenticeship standard)
30 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The individual will have a varied role in the business. The role will be demanding and will suit a confident individual who is keen to learn and determined to progress. The apprentice will assist the team in filing VAT returns, self-assessments, bookkeeping, accounts preparation & ongoing admin tasks. All training will be provided on the job.


Principal responsibilities; to deliver a structured accounting service to customers including the following:

  • Purchase new client limited companies
  • Bank reconciliations weekly
  • Register the company for all relevant taxes
  • Secure company information from clients each quarter in order to prepare quarterly management accounts
  • Basic bookkeeping
  • Prepare VAT returns
  • Sales and purchase ledger management on Excel and SAGE

Future Prospects

For applicants who successfully complete the apprenticeship, there is opportunity for progression within the organisation.

Reality Check

Handforth Train Station is a 3-minute walk, break room where staff can have lunch and play darts/ping-pong, last Thursday of the month drinks after work, bi-weekly fruit deliveries to the office, Monday night fitness class, Perkbox membership, and other social activities throughout the year.

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Time management skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Qualities Required

  • Be committed to working towards a career in Accountancy
  • Have a very strong bias towards customer service
  • Be very confident, highly self-motivated, and comfortable challenging others
  • Be gregarious, engaging, and keen to learn
  • Be able to work very well (and enjoy working) under pressure
  • Be ambitious and keen to embrace new challenges
  • Willingness to develop and learn new skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Training Provided

Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 AAT
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
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