AAT Accounts or finance assistant

  • UHY Calvert Smith LLP
  • York
  • £12750 per annum

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

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  • GMFJ Reference
    179590
  • Wages
    £12,750 p/a
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    04/04/2022
  • Start Date
    05/09/2022

  • Location
    York
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    UHY Calvert Smith LLP

Description

  • Preparation of year end accounts for sole traders, partnerships and small (micro) limited companies
  • Use of Xero and Sage accounting packages (training provided)
  • VAT returns
  • Bookkeeping duties
  • Extracting relevant information from accounting records to assist with completion of self-assessment tax returns
  • Communicating with clients, both written and verbal communication
  • Assisting administration staff when required (eg covering reception in the event of staff absence)

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 179590)

  • Good people skills
  • Good level of numeracy
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word would be an advantage

  • A Levels: Grade B and above (or equivalent)
  • GCSE English and Maths Grade 5 or above (or equivalent)

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’.

  • Conscientious
  • Willing to learn
  • Able to work well as part of a team as well as individually

  • Progression to Level 4 AAT and ACA, subject to successful completion of Level 3 AAT and annual appraisal
  • Preparation of larger company accounts
  • Preparation of corporation tax computations
  • Audit work

Benefit's Include:

  • 23 days + 8 bank holidays. 3 holiday days to be taken at Christmas.
  • Following satisfactory completion of a 3 month probation period the employee becomes eligible to join the pension scheme, for Death in Service benefit, BUPA and the Cycle to Work scheme.

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