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Pesters is a long established Accountancy Practice located in West Byfleet, who are currently seeking to recruit an aspiring accountant of the future, with a level 3 AAT apprenticeship available.

Pesters - Employer

Pesters have been at the heart of the business community for many decades. In that time we have worked closely and proactively with clients ranging from small self employed traders to larger corporates. Our aim is to be with our clients for the long term, assisting them in growing their business, maximising profits and reaching their full potential. We also have a portfolio of private clients assisting them in managing their tax affairs efficiently. At the heart of our business values is a personal service. We aim to be there for clients whatever their problems able to provide useful advice as and when it’s needed.



13- 15 months

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Job Summary

GBP 211.20
West Byfleet,
New Vacancy

Detailed Job Description

Our Training combines academic study and on the job experience. Fully mentored, by a Semi- Senior Accountant, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience from day one. A system of continuous feedback and on the job training on a one to one basis ensures that you make steady progress, building on your experience from one assignment to the next.

Starting with the AAT levels you will progress to study for your ACCA qualification. In the office, you will start with developing your basic accounts preparation skills, before moving on to develop skills in audit. You will also have the opportunity to develop specialist areas of expertise in;

  • Individual and company taxation and the production of Payroll for clients’ employees
  • Book-keeping and accounts preparation using fully computerised systems.

These roles will be carried out on a daily basis as well as helping the team with general administrative tasks of chasing clients for their records and information in order to meet important statutory deadlines.

You will be taught all aspects of different business types and the taxation advantages and disadvantages of each type of business. You will be taught how to construct information from incomplete records, books of prime entry and from computerised systems and compile them into statutory information for the client,HMRC and Companies House.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

5 GCSE qualifications C (Level 4) or above including Maths and English.

A-Levels A-C grade

Skills required

Good working knowledge of excel and word required, together with basic skills in Maths and English.

Personal Qualities

  • Punctuality and attention to detail required with good logical organised mind to complete all tasks by the deadlines set.
  • An enthusiastic approach to talking to clients and other organisation both face to face and on the telephone.
  • An ability to stay calm when deadlines are approaching and to remain happy during busy work times.

Future prospects

Employees have the opportunity to progress through the company into a Semi-Senior and then Senior role and specialise in their chosen aspect of the career. Opportunity is given to communicate directly with the client and build their own portfolio. A bonus scheme is available for all staff and is based on an individual’s monthly performance. An introductory fee is available to all staff for introducing a client to the business.

Additional Information

Training provided

AAT – Association of Accounting Technicians As an Accountancy Apprentice with Kaplan, you will complete the AAT qualification, of which we deliver Level 3 (Diploma). The AAT qualification will be completed at a Kaplan training centre or via the Live Online Learning platform.

Kaplan Financial - Learning Provider

If you are keen to get started in a career in finance or accountancy, we can assure you that Kaplan’s Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes will be a great choice.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0203 122 0146 or email: (Ref ID:91412)
Kaplan Financial


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