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Northumbria University Newcastle Upon Tyne

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 3 apprenticeship with Northumbria University and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT qualification.

Apprenticeships > Level 3 (Advanced) Apprenticeship Accountancy

  • GMFJ Reference
    135466
  • Wages
    £7.17 p/h
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    23/06/2021
  • Start Date
    02/08/2021

  • Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Employment Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    Northumbria University

Description of Opportunity

To gain relevant AAT qualification and to assist the Finance Department in the provision of financial information and to provide support in the delivery of a high quality and valued service to both internal and external customers.

  • Working across all functions within the Finance department, which includes Financial and Management Accounts, Credit Control and Procurement.
  • To carry out accounting transactions and monitoring procedures in relation to the University & Income and Expenditure account, and balance sheet
  • To produce regular reports from the financial system.
  • To assist in areas of work relating to the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget and statutory accounts.
  • To prioritise tasks using clear guidance from line manager(s)
  • To undertake any other appropriate duties as requested by senior staff

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 135466)

  • Using MS Office (e.g. Word and Excel).
  • Attention to detail and completes tasks to a high standard.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills, whether face-to-face, on the telephone or in writing.

5 GCSEs, including English and Maths at minimum Level 2.

Advanced Diploma - AAT Level 3

Advanced builds on the knowledge gained in the Foundation level. If you work in accounts or have studied accountancy before, you may be able to start at this level. You’ll learn complex accounting techniques, and master a number of accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.

This level will encourage you to master more complex accounting principles in both Bookkeeping and Management Accounting. You’ll develop the technical skills to start, or progress, your career in accountancy and this will allow you to continue with your studies onto Level 4.

To pass this level you’ll need to study five units (also known as subjects), which are all mandatory. Four of the units are examined individually and there is also a synoptic assessment that you’ll take towards the end of the level, which incorporates the final two units as well as drawing on all of the other units you’ve studied at this level.


The area you will cover include:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Advanced Synoptic Assessment

The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Assistant Accountant, this includes, Business Awareness, Ethics, Communication, Embracing Change and Problem Solving. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take End Point Assessment.

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

  • Customer-focused.
  • IT skills.
  • Professional.
  • Enthusiastic and positive with an ability to deal objectively with setbacks.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships within own team and across the organisation.
  • Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages and prioritises time in order to successfully meet deadlines.
  • Flexible and works effectively within a team.


You will work within an ambitious Finance team which is structured to fully support your personal and professional development, this role provides an exciting opportunity for a budding Finance Assistant.

PLEASE NOTE - PLEASE CONTACT MYSELF VIA EMAIL anthony.moran@kaplan.co.uk to register your interest and I will speak with you about it in detail. Please note the salary is £12,621 - £17,143 dependent on qualifications and experience. The University has staff parking available at a discounted cost, and the office is based in central Newcastle with good public transport links. Due to COVID-19 office-based staff are currently working from home and will attend campus only for essential activities which cannot be carried out remotely. Please copy and past the follow link to view the full list of benefits - https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/rewards-and-benefits/

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