AAT Finance Apprentice.

Oceanova Services Ltd Blackpool

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 Oceanova Services Ltd 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
    159525
  • Wages
    £6.59 p/h
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    12/11/2021
  • Start Date
    13/12/2021

  • Location
    Blackpool
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Oceanova Services Ltd

Description of Opportunity

The role would suit an enthusiastic and proactive individual looking to start a career in finance.

General duties for this role will include:

  • Payroll – preparing weekly payroll for temporary staff
  • Client Administration and support
  • Accounts payable - assisting with the processing of invoices and corporate credit cards
  • Cashiering - assisting with daily receipts and payments
  • Bank reconciliations - keying and matching entries
  • Accounts receivable - supporting the revenue controller team with the billing process
  • General administration

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 159525)

  • Proficient with Excel
  • GCSE's Grade 4 - 9

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’.


  • Organised
  • Good attention to detail

Although a small team, the business is at an exciting stage of its development and faces a significant upward trajectory. There is plenty of scope for growth in relation to the size of the team and therefore opportunity to develop personally and professionally beyond the initial AAT qualification if required.

Benefits Include: - 25 days holiday excluding bank holidays with 1 extra days holiday for every completed year of service, maximum 30 days - Pension scheme available – Employee contribution 5% and Employer contribution 4% - Employee Assistance Programme - Vitality healthcare after successful completion of probation Please note, the salary for this role is £12,000 - £15,000

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