Apprentice Accounts Assistant with Amberside Accounting.

Amberside Accounting Services Hemel Hempstead

Amberside Accounting are recruiting an Apprentice Accounts Assistant with one of the most generous training packages around. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with an eye for detail and strong communications skills who are looking to commit to a future in an accounting practice.

Apprenticeships > Level 3 (Advanced) Apprenticeship Accountancy

  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date

  • Location
    Hemel Hempstead
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    Amberside Accounting Services

Description of Opportunity

Amberside Accounting are recruiting an Apprentice Accounts Assistant with one of the most generous training packages around. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with an eye for detail and strong communications skills who are looking to commit to a future in an accounting practice.

We offer full training with BPP initially, to become AAT qualified, with a long term goal of becoming a qualified ACCA or ICAEW accountant. We will tailor your training package to your individual needs and career aspirations.

The work will be challenging but the environment will be highly supportive and will offer an opportunity to build for your future.

What we are looking for:

  • We are a dynamic, agile and entrepreneurial company looking for like-minded individuals to grow with the practice. We would like to hear from graduates with a maths or scientific background, who have an aptitude for Excel and a desire to work in a varied and fulfilling career. You will be liaising with clients (some of Europe’s largest infrastructure funds), so good communication, confidence and strong interpersonal skills are essential to be successful in this role, as well as strong writing skills.
  • Based on your abilities there will be fantastic opportunities to progress and develop in an interesting and traditional finance sector and the opportunity to work on challenging and tangible projects

About the firm:

  • Amberside Accounting are a meritocracy and each role offers the opportunity for real career advancement for those wanting to share in our success.
  • Amberside Accounting are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
  • Amberside Accounting are an ICAEW Authorised Training Employer, an ACCA Approved Employer and an ACCA Platinum Trainee Development Centre and provide AAT training as a gateway to further professional development.

Your role will include but not be limited to:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Support building towards preparation of annual accounts
  • Payroll
  • Taxation - VAT & Corporation Tax
  • Intercompany group reconciliations
  • Raising payments

What we offer:

  • Base starting salary and annual promotion increases based on performance
  • Participation in companies discretionary bonus scheme
  • Fully funded AAT qualification and paid time off for study
  • Full training and development programme throughout the contract
  • 22 days annual leave + bank holidays + birthday
  • Mobile phone contract (subject to fair usage)
  • Weekly team lunch paid for by the company
  • Team building and sports and social club events and activities.
  • A friendly, supportive and talented team of people
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to the business
  • Flexible working hours (after 6 months) and work-life balance
  • Located in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

For more information about this vacancy please contact BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 0203 131 5165 (Ref ID: 157926)


  • Strong communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Confident at dealing with people at all levels
  • Proactive can-do team player attitude
  • Ability to work in an efficient organised manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Aptitude / good understanding of Excel


  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office products
  • Experience of customer service / dealing with clients
  • Fluency in any additional language also welcome
  • Good IT skills

  • Maths or Science degree (or equivalent qualification)
  • Maths A-Level for school leaver, at a minimum of grade B or Accounting A-Level at a minimum of grade A

As an Accountancy Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship at Level 3. Within the apprenticeship you will undertake the AAT Level 3 qualification.

The apprenticeship will be completed at a BPP centre or via the Online Classroom platform, in addition to at the workplace.


  • Strong written English
  • Good creative thinking ability
  • Desire to deliver excellent customer service
  • Ability and desire for continuous learning
  • Desire to work in a varied and challenging career
  • Strong work ethic


  • Strong commercial mindset
  • Previous work experience in an office based role
  • Experience of legal documentation

  • 3.5 year training contract and the potential/expectation for permanent contract once qualified
Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s). BPP have a dedicated team who support students with disabilities, learning difficulties, health conditions and wellbeing. Please contact us at if you have any queries or would like more.

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