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Assistant Accountant & Bookkeeping Apprentice

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Harpenden, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Annual wage

    Salary £14,000-£18,000 depending on experience
  • Working week
    Working hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.5
  • Expected duration
    15 Months
  • Possible start date
    18 Dec 2023
  • Date posted
    19 Oct 2023
  • Apprenticeship level
    Level 3 (A level)
  • Reference number
  • Positions
    1 available
What you will do in your working day
As an Assistant Accountant Bookkeeper your duties will include but are not limited to:
  • Bookkeeping - maintenance of client records on QuickBooks and TaxCalc, including sales and purchase invoice controls, receipts and payment analysis, bank reconciliations and VAT reconciliations
  • Assist in preparation of company accounts preparation of various working papers, maintenance of client files and reporting to seniors at the agreed stage of completion
  • VAT - preparation of quarterly VAT returns for small size companies under the supervision of seniors
  • Payroll preparation of monthly payroll
  • Liaise with clients to ensure record delivery and accounts information in a timely fashion/manner
  • General administration, reception, telephone answering, document scanning, client servicing, and support to Accountants
  • Complete all TaxAssist Academy Bookkeeping courses
The training you will be getting
The Apprentice will study for the Level 3 Assistant accountant Apprenticeship standard, which will earn a AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

Training takes place via our online learning portal with LIVE classroom learning with our qualified tutor. This will typically be 1 day a week.
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
After successfully achieving the AAT Level 3 qualification, the candidate will be considered for the Level 4 AAT Apprenticeship training and/or the opportunity to progress to a more senior level with the firm and a career within accountancy.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience Qualifications GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4-9) Essential Things to consider Desired skills and personal qualities: Personable, curious, bright individual who is dedicated to learning and developing professional skills and progressing their career. Ability to work quickly and accurately. A team player who will enjoy working in a fast paced and busy client facing environment and being part of a dynamic and growing team.

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