AAT Apprentice Accountant.

AWS Accountancy Limited Northumberland

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 AWS Accountancy Limited 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
    159932
  • Wages
    £5.00 p/h
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    17/11/2021
  • Start Date
    20/12/2021

  • Location
    Northumberland
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    AWS Accountancy Limited

Description of Opportunity

As an Apprentice Accountant you will provide support to the directors, colleagues, and clients.

The role involves assisting in the day-to-day financial activities, these include but are not limited to data entry, VAT Returns, and management accounts along with preparing year-end financial statements.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Processing client records using various software packages - Xero, Sage, QuickBooks, and other accountancy software
  • Using spreadsheets and databases in accordance with company procedures
  • Carrying out bookkeeping activities including journal postings and ledger reconciliations
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Assisting with financial and management accounts preparation for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies
  • Assisting with managing client expectations and deadlines
  • General admin duties

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 159932)

  • Experience using Microsoft packages
  • An ability to work accurately
  • Good Concentration
  • English & Maths GCSE grade 5 and above

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’.

  • To be honest and trustworthy
  • Have a friendly personality
  • Have an understanding of the need for continuous learning and development
  • Team player

Opportunity to progress to level 4 AAT with potential to progress to further studies

Benefits Include: - 20 days holiday plus statutory holidays - Free onsite parking

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