AAT Apprentice Accounts Assistant (Level 2 – 4)

  • Hills Accountants
  • Peterborough , Cambridgeshire
  • £10000 per annum

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 2, 3 or 4 apprenticeship with Hills Accountants and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT Level 2, 3 or 4 qualification.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    179334
  • Wages
    £10,000 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    04/04/2022
  • Start Date
    11/07/2022

  • Location
    Peterborough
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Hills Accountants

Description

Apprentice will assist with:

  • Using cloud, excel spreadsheets and accounting systems to maintain accurate records for a portfolio of clients Communicating with clients
  • Performing bank reconciliations, processing receipts and payments
  • Preparing VAT returns for a portfolio of clients prior to review
  • Preparing suggested payment run files for client approval
  • Preparing payroll, VAT returns and bookkeeping (recording of financial transactions) for clients
  • Assisting with the preparation of financial accounts
  • Ad-hoc support for accountant as required
  • General Office Admin

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 179334)

  • T literate including sound knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word applications
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills

  • GCSE's grade C or above in English and Maths
  • Employer will consider applicants who have previously studied AAT level 2 or 3, or have relevant work experience/qualifications (such as A-levels)

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’.


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’


Professional Diploma - AAT Level 4

Professional is the final level, teaching you more complex accounting theory, and lets you choose two specialist subjects. You’ll learn about budgeting, management accounting, preparing financial statements, accounting systems, and tax.

This level builds on the knowledge you gained in the Advanced Diploma (Level 3). After qualifying you can work in accounting roles or progress onto studying chartered accountancy.

The course is made up of three mandatory units (also known as subjects), one synoptic unit, and five optional units. You must pass all the mandatory assessments, synoptic assessment, and two optional unit assessments to achieve the qualification.

The areas you will cover include:

  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Professional synoptic assessment (Accounting Systems and Controls)

Optional Units:

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • External Auditing
  • Cash and Treasury Management
  • Credit Management

The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be successful in this job role, this includes, Business Awareness, Ethics, Communication, Leadership, Planning and Prioritisation 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 qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.

  • Dedicated Organised
  • Adaptable
  • Willingness and ability to learn at fast pace
  • Work independently and as part of a team

Progress through the firm all the way to Partner. Apprentice, semi senior, accountant, assistant manager, manager, associate and then Partner.

Benefits include:

  • Onsite parking
  • Standard annual leave
  • Wages - £10-£14k depending on experience

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