What will the apprentice be doing?
The role will include various Accounting and administrative duties with the aim to develop and have more responsibility during your apprenticeship. The role will include some of the following areas:
- Processing receipts, sales invoices and payments
- Providing excellent customer services to our clients, through incoming and outgoing calls, emails and face to face meetings
- Completing VAT return forms
- Ensuring that accounts are accurately monitored and recorded
- Dealing with a company’s payroll by processing wages and employee expense claims
- Preparing profit and loss accounts sheets
- Preparing balance sheets
- Balance accounts
- Maintaining financial records which accurately
- Record the businesses incoming and outgoing finance
- Inputting data onto internal systems with a high level of accuracy
General administrative duties:
- To deal courteously and efficiently with all visitors that comes to the office
- Minuting meetings / photocopying / filing and other administrative duties
- Reading / sending emails to clients promptly
- To undertake filing, record keeping
- Using Microsoft Packages, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Answering the telephone in a professional manner and dealing with enquiries
- Providing refreshments for visitors when required
- Assisting all members of the team as and when required
- Ensuring that the Policies of the company are observed and that good practice is encouraged, particularly in the areas of Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and confidentiality
As part of your contract of employment, completion of the Apprenticeship Training Programme forms part of your duties as well as helping your personal and professional development.
The requirements to complete the programme are as follows:
- Attend and be punctual for all induction sessions, lessons and work-based training / support sessions
- Complete all required assignments by the required timeline
- Build up your portfolio of evidence on-going
- Access support from your tutor / assessor and manager, when required
The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by the organisation which is relevant to your post within the company to meet the overall business objectives.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Part of their role will involve assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. In addition, the Assistant Accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.
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We will be delivering the industry recognised AAT (Association of AccountingTechnician) Diploma in Accounting Level 3 as part of this apprenticeship standard.
You will complete an End Point Assessment to test your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours and will involve:
- A portfolio / professional observation
- A professional discussion
- An in tray test
You will be required to attend Kirklees College in Huddersfield one day per week as part of your apprenticeship.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
There is a strong possibility that you will gain a permanent position following successful employment as well as achievement of the full apprenticeship qualification.
There may also be further apprenticeship / other training available following successful employment and achievement of the apprenticeship qualifications.
Things to consider
The salary may be negotiable. This will depend on experience. The salary may also increase after a probationary period, if the budget allows, following successful employment and production of the required work towards achieving the qualifications towards the apprenticeship training programme.