AAT level 2 Trainee Accountant

  • Elite Accounting Services Limited
  • Syston, Leicester, Leicestershire
  • £11000 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 apprenticeship with Elite Accounting Services Ltd and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT Level 2 qualification.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    183627
  • Wages
    £11,000 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    26/04/2022
  • Start Date
    11/07/2022

  • Location
    Syston, Leicester
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Elite Accounting Services Limited

Description

Duties to include:

  • Processing client accounting information – electronic/systematised and manual records
  • Clients’ bookkeeping, including posting of transactions, bank reconciliations and ledger reconciliations using cloud accounting software Preparation for review of clients’ VAT returns
  • Assisting with the preparation of clients’ business accounts and financial statements, for all entity types, including limited companies, sole traders and partnerships, using cloud accounting software and Excel
  • Assisting with the preparation of clients’ business corporation tax computations and returns
  • Assisting with the preparation of clients’ personal tax computations and returns
  • Assisting with the preparation of data for clients’ management accounts and reports, including profit and loss account and balance sheet reporting, cash reporting and forecasts and budgets
  • Supporting clients with their accounting system queries
  • Assisting with accounting system migration projects as necessary
  • Develop strong relationships with clients demonstrating an interest in getting to know their business
  • Liaise with clients and visitors offering a friendly and professional service
  • Work with others to discuss issues and obtain assistance as required
  • Ad hoc duties and administration as required

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 183627)

  • Computer literate
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, Word, Excel etc
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work in an organised and methodical manner and is motivated, hardworking and reliable
  • Has the capability to manage their own workload to meet deadlines and deliver at a high standard

  • 5 GCSE’s grades A* to C or 9-4 (Maths and English Language preferred) or equivalent

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’.

  • Works well within a team environment, as well as using own initiative and problem solving, whilst maintaining a professional manner at all times
  • A confident individual with the desire to develop their skills and knowledge, and achieve Apprenticeship targets
  • A good timekeeper, who is punctual, reliable and presentable in their appearance

Career and qualification progression for the right candidate

Benefits Include:

  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Nest pension
  • Working in a modern proactive practice, with a positive and supportive culture and environment
  • Parking available on site
  • Accessible from train station and bus stop routes

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