- GMFJ Reference
37.00 per week
- Date Posted
- Start Date
Now Taking Applications
- Employment Type
Advanced Level 3
Description of Opportunity
UNW have an exciting opportunity for an AAT Apprentice to join our busy Audit team in a successful
and rapidly growing professional services firm.
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification is the perfect start if you’re looking to
study for a professional qualification in accounting.
The apprenticeship programme takes between two to three years to complete and you’ll learn both
practical and technical skills to equip you for a future in business.
UNW’s apprenticeship scheme is the perfect platform to launch your career in accounting, aiding your
personal and professional development and enabling you to gain experiences that will stay with you
throughout your working life. Working towards your AAT Levels 3 and 4 qualifications, you will gain
vital experience and work on a variety of projects across our Audit department. At the end of the
programme, you will have completed a Level 4 apprenticeship (Professional Accounting Technician).
The scheme consists of first-class on-the-job training, coupled with both classroom-based training and
remote-learning with Kaplan our chosen training providers in Newcastle.
- Learn the basics of accounting and bookkeeping
- Preparation of simple accounts from client records
- Provide administrative support for members of the audit department (as part of audit work)
- Collate, check and analyse spreadsheet data
- Learn how to document financial control systems
- Work with audit teams during external audit of client companies
For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 141900)
- Attention to detail
- Team working
- Able to analyse data/information
- Good IT skills are essential and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including a good understanding of Excel would be an advantage
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Minimum grade B or 6 GCSEs in Maths and English Language
- Minimum 9 GCSEs at grade C or 5
- Expected strong A level passes – minimum 3 A levels grade B or higher
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’.
- Strong desire to pursue a long-term career in accountancy.
- Strong determination to complete the AAT L3 qualification and fulfill the role.
- Attention to detail
- Team player
- A "Can Do" attitude
At the end of the three-year programme it is hoped that, in addition to gaining significant experience
through day to day work at UNW, each student will have earned the AAT Levels 3 and 4 qualifications
and would wish to progress to a further professional qualification to become a Chartered Accountant
or Certified Accountant.
UNW currently provides support for students studying for these qualifications and, subject to satisfactory performance on the initial Apprenticeship Programme and demonstrating commitment towards the next qualification.
Audit & Assurance -
In an ever-changing financial landscape, organisations face more challenges than ever before. UNW’s partner-led audit and assurance service provides consistently high-quality and trusted support that enables our clients to improve performance and achieve their goals.
Our client portfolio is varied and ever-expanding, including entrepreneurial and private equity-backed companies as well as national and international groups. We also provide cost effective, tailored services to charitable organisations, not-for-profit entities, academies, and housing associations.
UNW’s audit and assurance team include home-grown talented graduates right through to managers and partners with vast ‘big 4’ and industry experience. Offering statutory, non-statutory, internal, and grant audit services, as well as tailored and informative financial reports, our proactive approach ensures that potential issues and risks are identified quickly enabling them to be dealt with decisively. We take a collaborative approach with our client base to ensure that deadlines and expectations are met.
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