Gauge Services Limited

Assistant Accountant Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Gauge Services Limited (Employer)

West Suffolk College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £150.90
35.0 hours per week Monday - Friday - 9am - 5pm.
15 months (duration)
7 June 2021(start date)
Accounts / Finance Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
28 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Sword & Trowel Limited (S&T) is an AAT licensed practice and is part of a wider group, Gauge Services Limited. S&T is an accounting practice operating in London and East Anglia and we are looking to recruit in order to support our current growth rate. They have an exciting opportunity for an Accounting apprentice to join the team.


This is an apprenticeship in the Accounting Practice. The successful candidate will be expected to start on administrative work initially and gradually pick up accounting concepts as they progress in their training. On a day-to-day basis the role involves supporting the UK-based team in administrative matters in order to pass records to the offshore production teams and liaising with the same for the purpose of seeing task execution to completion.

There will be a need to interact with clients for the purpose of collecting records and ad hoc administrative tasks. Some incidental client site visits may be necessary from time to time. Gradually, the role, subject to performance should develop to have a direct involvement in transaction treatment and regular bookkeeping.

You could be supporting senior members of the team in the following tasks:

  • Partnership returns
  • Updating Cloud Based ledgers (Xero or QuickBooks)
  • Issue invoices
  • Maintain records for payroll
  • Maintain records for VAT returns
  • Record invoices from suppliers
  • Bank balance reconciliation
  • Credit control and billing

Future Prospects

  • The successful candidate should progress to become a fully qualified accountant within three years and be able to see work for clients from start to completion

Reality Check

The candidate must be flexible to travel occasionally to other office locations from time to time. Most of the work is completed on a computer and manual handwriting as well as paper records are discouraged, unless inevitable. The successful candidate will be expected to start on administrative work initially and gradually pick up accounting concepts as they progress in their training. The successful candidate should be prepared to work longer hours from time to time, if necessary.

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

Skills Required

  • Eloquence and perfect command of English are essential
  • Numeracy and stamina are common qualities that characterise successful professionals in the financial sector
  • Teamwork is an essential skill to survive in the sector as well as exceptional communication skills
  • You must be a Greek speaker to apply

Qualities Required

  • It is important to have good bearing and a professional attitude, including appropriate dress code, to be able to gain the trust of clients
  • Persistence and a good work ethic are highly sought after

Qualifications Required

  • GCSEs Grade C/4 or above in maths and English, or equivalent, is essential
  • A Levels are desirable

Training Provided

Apprentices will be required to take one of the professional qualifications listed below, as chosen by the employer to be most relevant to the job role:

  • AAT Foundation certificate in accounting (Level 2)
  • ACCA Certificate in financial and management accounting (level 2)
  • IAB Level 2 certificate in bookkeeping
  • ICB Level 2 certificate in bookkeeping
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