Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

  • Whittles LLP
  • Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
  • £Competitive

Whittles Chartered Accountants is an independent, well-established and reputable firm based in Lytham St Annes. We now have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team. This could either be someone with previous experience of working in an accountancy practice or someone looking to commence their accountancy career.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    12 Months

  • Location
    Lytham St Annes
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Accounts or finance assistant (ST0608)
  • Employer
    Whittles LLP


We are looking for a competent individual either with previous experience in an accountancy practice or an individual who is looking to start their accountancy career.

A Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship would be considered for an applicant with experience or previous qualification.

The role will entail accounting and taxation work for a portfolio of clients working on various software packages, excel & client paper records. There will also be other ad hoc duties, which may include some bookkeeping, VAT and payroll depending on the candidate.


  • Chasing clients for their information and dealing with client queries
  • Bookkeeping duties including the reviewing of bookkeeping software to ensure financial information is up-to-date, accurate and free from error
  • Preparation and submission of VAT returns to HMRC
  • Preparation and submission of statutory accounts to Companies House
  • Preparation and submission of corporation tax returns to HMRC
  • Preparation and submission of self-assessment tax returns to HMRC
  • Assistance with preparation of P11D forms
  • Dealing and corresponding with HMRC
  • General administrative duties and other duties as assigned

The successful applicant will need to:

  • Be a qualified accountant to AAT or above or be willing to work towards achieving such qualifications
  • Have an aptitude for figures and an interest in business and commerce
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience and qualifications
  • Relaxed and friendly working environment
  • Company social events
  • On-site parking
  • Only a 35 hour working week


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

For more information about this vacancy please contact Blackpool and the Fylde College on 01253 504343 (Ref ID: 236933)

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The successful applicant will need to:

  • Have an aptitude for figures and an interest in business and commerce
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Have the ability and maturity to work in a fast-paced environment with effective time management skills, as the role requires the meeting of deadlines
Level 2 a minimum of English and maths grades A*- D (9-5) (or equivalent) are desirable or willingness to complete Functional Skills Level 1/2


The successful candidate will work towards completing the Level 3 Finance Assistant Standard from the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education. Delivered by Blackpool and The Fylde College offering expert tuition and exceptional facilities.

Personalised programme

Your B&FC apprenticeship is made up of several different elements and each one reflects your individual abilities and career goals. Our expert tutors and assessors have relevant industry experience and will support you to achieve all your goals.

Off-the-job training

Developing your skills at work is called on-the-job training, 20% of your apprenticeship (equal to one full day a week) will be ‘off-the-job’. This might include attending College, tackling projects, online learning, coaching, shadowing, or training for your job.

Stacks of support

Assessment mostly takes place in the workplace. When you start, you will be allocated a skills coach, who will visit you at least once a month to guide and support you and help you to plan for your future. We will also provide you with specialist support for your English and maths and for any additional needs that you make us aware of.

  • Friendly
  • Hard-working
  • Reliable
  • Mature
  • Capable

Potential to progress on to further accountancy qualifications and become a key member of our team.

Please note that as part of your application, you are required to provide a copy of your CV and complete the college based online initial assessments in English and Maths.

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