Assistant Accountant.

Achilles Therapeutics UK Limited London

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 2 apprenticeship with Achilles Therapeutics UK Limited and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT Level 2 qualification.

Apprenticeships > Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship Accountancy

  • GMFJ Reference
    132510
  • Wages
    Competitive
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    25/05/2021
  • Start Date
    01/07/2021

  • Location
    London
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Employment Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Achilles Therapeutics UK Limited

Description of Opportunity

An innovative and growing to start up business, the organisation is scaling at a fast rate and going through enormous change and Finance is central to this development. Part of this is with the implementation of a robust new control framework.

The Assistant Accountant will be helping the organisation during its growth phase, ensuring that ever-increasing volumes of invoices or Purchase Orders and Invoices are processed in an efficient manner and in line with our internal control framework. The finance department is ambitious and aspires to be best in practice in the way they operate, looking to implement procedures well in advance of them becoming financial reporting requirements

The Financial Accountant will report to the Financial Controller and work alongside the Financial Accounting and Reporting team in what is a great first role within a Finance department.

RESPONSIBILITIES

· Maintaining the purchase ledger in Netsuite including inputting all supplier transactions and staff expenses.

· Ensuring all invoices and expenses are authorised in line with Company policy and accounted for in line with accounting standards and VAT rules.

· Liaising with company suppliers, setting up new suppliers, and reconciling monthly supplier statements.

· Matching invoices to purchase orders and goods in notes on the online purchasing system.

· Undertaking any other reasonable duties, commensurate with the job title, as may be determined by their line manager

· Support with other ad-hoc projects


Please note; National Minimum wage.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 132510)

  • Control orientated mindset appreciating the requirement for financial controls being fulfilled properly.
  • Articulate and numerate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical or complex issues with clarity to non-financial individuals.

  • A-Levels grade A-C
  • GCSE's grade A-C or 4 and above
Foundation Certificate - AAT Level 2


The foundation covers the basic principles of accountancy and is your starting point if you’ve never studied accountancy before. You’ll learn the basic principles of accountancy, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing, and preparing financial statements, as well as how to use accountancy software.


This level is ideal if you’re new to accountancy and finance, have previously worked in an accounts department, or are looking to change your career into accountancy.


To pass this level, you'll be examined on five units (also known as subjects), of which one includes the synoptic assessment. This tests the knowledge you have gained throughout the level, covering multiple (but not all) units. All assessments are computer-based exams (CBE).


The area you will cover include:

  • Bookkeeping transactions

  • Bookkeeping controls

  • Elements of costing

  • Using accounting software

  • Foundation Synoptic Assessment


The Apprenticeship standard details the Essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Accounts/Finance Assistant, this includes General Business, Ethical Standards, Communication, Attention to Detail and Professionalism. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take the End Point Assessment.


The Knowledge areas of the standard will be covered through the completion of the AAT qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training, and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.


  • Analytical, numerate, and results focussed
  • Accurate with a completer /finisher mindset
  • Adaptable and comfortable with change
  • Solutions focussed
  • Good judgment, able to communicate and escalate
  • Team-spirited and able to work independently
  • An individual who possesses a high level of integrity and professionalism

  • Enjoys working with process

Opportunities to progress within the business.
Benefits Include; 25 days holiday plus usual bank holidays Private Medical Salary sacrifice pension scheme matching up to 6% Travel loan Cycle to work scheme Please note- candidates will also be considered to study towards AAT Level 3.

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