First Protocol Event Management Ltd

Apprentice Accountant AAT - Higher (Level 4)

First Protocol Event Management Ltd (Employer)

Kaplan Financial (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £384.75
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday
18 months (duration)
4 October 2021(start date)
30 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a LEVEL 4 apprenticeship with First Agency and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT qualification.


  • Process invoices, control AP ledger & payment runs
  • Responsible for all AP queries
  • Process AR invoices, maintain AR reports that go out to Account/Project managers, help with credit control
  • Maintain and be responsible for the expenses and credit card process
  • Assist with month end journals & reconciliations (fixed assets, prepayments, accruals, bank recs, credit card/expense recs)
  • Ad-hoc queries
  • Getting involved in new Finance projects

Future Prospects

Many opportunities available in Finance and other areas of the business dependent on skills and experience.

Skills Required

  • Strong knowledge of AP ledger
  • Previous experience of AR/bank recs/month-end
  • Good Excel skills
  • Must have experience of accounting software, knowledge of SAP By Design or similar systems an advantage

Qualities Required

  • To be able to hit the ground running, to use initiative and to be able to work independently
  • A team player with willingness to help out other people in the team where necessary
  • To be able to work well with a friendly, highly experienced Finance team
  • To be able to work in a fast paced, constantly evolving environment
  • Comfortable speaking to and communicating with Finance and non Finance staff within the UK and the wider global company
  • Be driven, ambitious and willing to learn

Qualifications Required

Candidates must have completed their AAT level 3

Training Provided

Professional Diploma - AAT Level 4

Professional is the final level, teaching you more complex accounting theory, and lets you choose two specialist subjects. You’ll learn about budgeting, management accounting, preparing financial statements, accounting systems, and tax.

This level builds on the knowledge you gained in the Advanced Diploma (Level 3). After qualifying you can work in accounting roles or progress onto studying chartered accountancy.

The course is made up of three mandatory units (also known as subjects), one synoptic unit, and five optional units. You must pass all the mandatory assessments, synoptic assessment, and two optional unit assessments to achieve the qualification.

The areas you will cover include:

  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Professional synoptic assessment (Accounting Systems and Controls)

Optional Units:

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • External Auditing
  • Cash and Treasury Management
  • Credit Management

The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be successful in this job role, this includes, Business Awareness, Ethics, Communication, Leadership, Planning and Prioritisation 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 qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.


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