Wheawill & Sudworth Limited

Apprentice Accountant – Wheawill & Sudworth Limited

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake varied accounting duties, you will be part of a 20 strong team in the Business Services Department and will receive mentoring from a senior member of the team during your training.


Wage – £13,000 annually or more depending upon experience
Duration – 24 months
Start date – As soon as possible
Posted – 11/11/2022

Working Week:

Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week

Apprenticeship level




The role will include various accounting duties below, with the aim to develop and have more responsibility during your apprenticeship.

  • Undertaking basic accounting duties
  • Preparation of client accounts, including bookkeeping, processing and completion of tax returns for a variety of different clients
  • Dealing with clients over the telephone and by email in a professional manner
  • Produce reports as and when required
  • Maintenance of paper-based and paperless filing systems
  • Working with various databases to extract and input data with a high level of accuracy
  • Use Microsoft Packages in particular, Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Work to deadlines/timescales
  • Dealing with the postal duties as and when required
  • Assisting all members of the team as and when required
  • Ensure that the Policies of the Company are observed and that good practice is encouraged, particularly in the areas of
  • Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities, confidentiality and the observance of clients’ rights and wishes

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
  • Attend and be punctual for all lessons
  • Complete all required assignments by the required timeline
  • Build up your portfolio of evidence on-going
  • Access support from your tutor/assessor as and when required
  • Access support from your manager with regards to any evidence requirements or support as and when required
  • Attend all work-based training/support sessions

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.

To apply: please send your CV to Nichola at apprenticeships@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Somebody who is a good verbal communicator who has a polite, clear and professional telephone manner
Must have a good level of literacy skills
IT literate and have a good understanding of Microsoft Packages
Required to work to deadlines, with good time management
Good numeracy skills
Confident in using email and the internet
The successful candidate will be organised
Willing to work effectively in the team.

Personal Qualities:
An enthusiastic individual
Flexible approach to work in order to meet company needs and key events
Must be punctual as well as having a good attendance record
Ability to work on own initiative, when required
Ability to work effectively as both part of a team and as an individual
Respond positively to the demands of a varied workload
Friendly and approachable
Commitment to undertake continued training and development


Grade 4/C, or above or a Key or Functional Skill at Level 2 or above in maths and English is a requirement. An ICT qualification is desirable. If you have already achieved AAT L2 there may be an opportunity to undertake the Level 3 Accounting Apprenticeship If you have already completed the Level 3 AAT there may be an opportunity to undertake the Professional Accounting Level 4

About the employer

Wheawill & Sudworth Limited

35 Westgate, Huddersfield, HD1 1PA
About Wheawill & Sudworth Limited We have been helping clients for over 135 years! As you would expect we offer a professional service delivered in an efficient manner but we are much more than a set of number crunchers. Our client focused approach ensures that we provide the service you need in the way that you need it. This might cover tax mitigation, helping to grow your business and sense-checking new ideas. We have gathered a wealth of knowledge and have a breadth and depth of experience and expertise which can be harnessed to help you achieve your own objectives.

Closing date: As soon as possible