Key Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- VAT Returns - calculation and submission
- Bank Reconciliation - reconciling bank transactions in order for accounts to be produced
- Filing of financial statements
- Liaising with HMRC and Companies House
- General Administration – including data entry and dealing with client queries by phone
Optionis will provide you with a rewarding career by supporting you to start or complete a professionally recognised AAT qualification.
As you progress your career with us, you will have the opportunity to develop further by studying ACCA.
We actively encourage promoting our people from within and the following is an example of how your career path could look from day 1:
- Apprentice Accounts Support Coordinator interested in studying AAT Level 2/3. Earning £10,000 per annum for the first 12 months
- After 12 months, your salary will be reviewed with an increase applied to £14,000 per annum or National Minimum Wage (whichever is greater)
- Upon successful completion of 15 months employment, a permanent contract will be issued whilst you study AAT Level 4
Upon successful completion of AAT Level 4, your salary will be reviewed and your future earning potential in this role is up to £19,000 per annum.
From here, the opportunities continue, and the progression route typically looks like:
- Trainee Accountant with potential basic earnings of between £19,000 - £22,000
- Accountant with potential basic earnings of between £23,000 - £32,000
- Senior Accountant with potential basic earnings of between £28,000 - £33,000
- Team Manager with potential basic earnings of between £34,400 - £42,400
- As you progress your career with us, you will have the opportunity to develop further by studying ACCA
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Excellent IT skills
- Good accountants are conscientious and thorough with excellent attention to detail
- To complete the apprenticeship, you will need to be keen to learn, enthusiastic about starting a career in Accounting and open to taking advice from experienced members of staff
To become an Accounting Apprentice, you will need strong GCSE grades (or equivalents) in maths & English.
PARAGON SKILLS have the ENERGY & EXPERIENCE to give you the EDGE in kick starting your career. Our Learning and Development Coaches will deliver outstanding teaching and learning to help ENERGISE you to complete your apprenticeship training and leave you confident to EXECUTE tasks to the highest standard.
Paragon will provide the training for this apprenticeship within your company’s site therefore there is no need for you to attend an outside training facility at any time.
On completion of this apprenticeship you will receive:
- Diploma Level 2 in AAT
- Functional Skills in maths, English & ICT Employment (if required)
- Rights & Responsibilities
- Personal Learning & Thinking Skills