AAT Apprentice Accounts Assistant

  • Chris Wright Baildon Ltd
  • Baildon, Bradford
  • £6.66 per hour

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 Chris Wright Baildon Ltd and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT qualification. Please note the employer will consider a Level 3 apprenticeship depending on qualifications and experience.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £6.66 p/h
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Chris Wright Baildon Ltd


This position will provide an excellent opportunity for a bright, motivated person to begin their career and train for a professional accountancy qualification at the same time. Daily duties and responsibilities will mainly consist of the following:

  • Credit Control.
  • Helping accounts department with workload, as required.
  • Bookkeeping on Sage.
  • Develop good working relationships with clients and team.
  • Assisting with preparation of VAT returns.
  • Ad hoc duties as they arise.
  • Dealing with customer queries.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 156833)

  • Computer literacy skills and knowledge of Excel.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Communication skills.
GCSE'S grades A-C including Maths and English.

Foundation Certificate - AAT Level 2

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 End Point Assessment.

The Knowledge areas of the standard will 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.
  • Good accuracy skills.
  • Detail Orientated.
  • Team worker.
  • Good communication skills.

Progression through the AAT.

Benefits include parking, 20 days per year plus bank holidays and Auto-enrolment pension. Please note the salary is £13,000 - £15,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Please note the employer will consider a Level 3 apprenticeship depending on qualifications and experience. The working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm.

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