Isaacs Accountants

Apprentice Accounts Assistant Level 3 – Isaacs Chartered Accountants

To support the Finance, Payroll and Business Support function within the organisation whilst completing the Accounting Apprenticeship Programme.

Reference number: VAC1000205908


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Wage – £10,296.00 to £20,319.00 per annum
Duration – 18 Months
Start date – As soon as possible. School/college leavers can also apply for this post.
Posted – 13/10/2023

Working Week:

Monday-Friday with 1 day a week release granted for attendance at college. Total hours per week: 37.5 hours a week

Apprenticeship level




What will the apprentice be doing?

The vacancy will involve:

  • Processing receipts, sales invoices and payments
  • Maintaining financial records which accurately record the business’ incoming and outgoing
  • Completing VAT return forms
  • Ensuring that accounts are accurately monitored and recorded
  • Dealing with a company’s payroll by processing wages and employee expense claim
  • To process and issue order
  • To process invoices for payment, ensuring that they are correctly coded
  • To receive income (small amounts) for items and issue receipts


  • Assist payroll team with duties and submissions to HMRC
  • Maintain ‘simple’ monthly payrolls
  • Advance to more detailed payrolls after a period of training and progression
  • Organise, distribute and chase payroll year end questionnaires
  • Assist with payroll year ends
  • Set up new payroll client files
  • Archive old payroll files and roll forward year end files

Administrative and Clerical

  • Answering telephone in a professional manner and dealing with enquiries
  • General administrative duties including generating various letters/emails to clients
  • Responding to clients by emails swiftly
  • To undertake filing, photocopying and distribution of relevant documents
  • Other general clerical and administrative duties commensurate with the post


  • To comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • To be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • To contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the organisation
  • To attend meetings as required
  • To maintain constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals
  • To participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • To recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to support
  • To maintain confidentiality and to prevent disclosure of confidential and sensitive information
  • Other duties commensurate with the grade of the post as directed by the managers

Professional Development/Training

As part of your contract of employment you will complete the Accounting Apprenticeship Programme at Kirklees College.

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
  • Build up your portfolio of evidence on-going during your apprenticeship programme
  • Access support from your tutor/assessor as and when required
  • Access support from your manager with regards to evidence requirements or support as and when required
  • Attend all work-based training/support sessions and attend college as necessary
  • To attend mentoring sessions

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

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.

You will gather work-based evidence during your apprenticeship.

The recommended time to complete is 15-18 months to allow for confirmation of successful examination results/re-sits.

The AAT L3 course starts in September – the training will be one day per week held at Kirklees College.

The Assistant Accountant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard will also include Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3

An End-Point Assessment will be conducted by an external provider (interview, portfolio and synoptic test)

The end-point assessment is designed to enable apprentices to demonstrate that they are fully conversant in the skills knowledge and behaviours expected of individuals at this level.

It is designed to provide assessors with a holistic view of the apprentice, and to allow them to assess to what extent the apprentice meets or exceeds the apprenticeship standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time employment

Things to consider

Please check journey times and cost of travel Location is excellent; the company is located around 5 minutes from Bradford Interchange.

You will be required to travel to Kirklees College – Huddersfield Centre to study your AAT qualification, 1 day per week.

Wage is dependent upon experience.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills
IT skills
Attention to detail
Organisation skills
Customer care skills
Problem solving skills
Presentation skills
Administrative skills
Team working


Grade 4/C or above in Maths and English or equivalent would be preferred but each person will be considered on their individual merits. Experience in an accounting position and or have achieved AAT L2 essential.

About the employer

Isaacs Accountants

Isaacs is an established and highly reputable organisation providing a wide range of professional services, including accountancy, financial management and other advisory services, to clients across a range of industries and locations in the UK. We understand that businesses expect and need far more than financial management services to excel and grow. Businesses are seeking support and services to help them operate more effectively and efficiently in challenging environments. We help businesses and organisations seek and realise opportunities by delivering services and solutions that also cover growth strategies, digital solutions, operational excellence and business transformation. Our experienced and professional team look forward to working with you and your team to provide a range of accounting, strategic and operational services to help you thrive in today’s fast-paced digital environment.

Closing date: 29 November 2023