Shipleys Tax Consulting Ltd

Apprentice Accounts Assistant - Intermediate (Level 2)

Shipleys Tax Consulting Ltd (Employer)

Sheffield College, the (Training Provider)

Wage Competitive salary
36.25 hours per week Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 (flexitimes may be possible) with a 45-minutes lunch break.
18 months (duration)
19 July 2021(start date)
Accounts / Finance Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
9 July 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Career start up opportunity to advance through AAT accreditation over three to four years with a further opportunity to study for their Chartership accreditation. You will initially develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales, and general ledgers.


Reporting to the Director:

You will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales, and general ledgers.  Learn to use accounting software and to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace.

College supported skills areas in the first year will be:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Developing skills with in-house training and college support within the areas of bespoke tax planning, asset protection, tax investigation resolution and specialist accountancy

Future Prospects

To progress through further levels of AAT accreditation and onward to Chartership - dependent upon your starting point with a realistic opportunity to progress and develop with a forward-thinking employer.

Reality Check

Timeliness is important to this role and candidates should ensure that they are able to travel to the employer's premises in line with working hours:

Wharf House
Victoria Quays
Wharf Street
S2 5SY

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). 

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Skills Required

  • Good IT skills, with working knowledge Microsoft Office packages
  • Good communication skills 

Qualities Required

  • Hard worker, enthusiastic, motivated
  • Friendly and professional approach and proactive and methodical approach to work.
  • Flexible
  • Demonstrate attention to details
  • Punctual
  • Ambitious 

Qualifications Required

A Level – AS/2 maths and English Language (or equivalent).

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

Training Provided

Level 2 Accounts / Finance Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • College attendance - one day per week City Campus in term time – September 2021
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