Job Summary
  • Salary
    £6734-7800 Yearly
  • Location
    Guildford, Guildford
  • Sector
    Assistant Accountant level 3
  • Duration
    13 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    9th November 2018
  • Employer Name
    Cranleys Chartered Accountants
  • Distance from academy
    • 31.0 Miles
    • 39 Minutes
  • Address
    Basingstoke RG21 8EN, UK

Employer Description

Job Description

START YOUR ACCOUNTING CAREER* Assistant Accountant and payroll ad-ministrator wanted. Main role will be that of a bookkeeper, dealing with clients rec-ords and putting these in to suitable formats in readiness for VAT returns, trial bal-ance and simple management information.

This is a training post designed to give an apprentice the opportunity to develop their financial accounting skillset. The programme involves both practical, on the job training and off the job training via an apprenticeship training provider.
Purpose of the role: a junior member of the finance team. The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work across various functions in the finance team including:
• Purchase ledger
• Staff expenses
• Cash management
• Sales ledger
• Credit control
• Management reporting.

Duties include:
• Answering incoming calls and emails
• Use of Word and Excel
• Use internal database to update information
• Store documents
• Log information for client booking cleaning services
• Respond to all enquiries and follow up on quotes.

Working Week

Monday- Friday 9am – 5pm 1hour for lunch, 35 hours per week


Requirements & Prospects


A minimum of 5 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

  1. • Effectively manage time to respond to all enquiries in a timely manner.
  2. • Demonstrate a flexible attitude to assist in other areas of the business as and when required
  3. • Great communication skills – confident in answering the phone and dealing with customer enquiries.
  4. • The candidate should be familiar with MS Word and Excel.

Personal Qualities

  1. Interest to learn new skills.
  2. Able to respond effectively to changing priorities.
  3. Calm and professional disposition.

Future Prospects

If candidate is successful there is the possibility to progress onto Level 4 Accounting Apprenticeship.

  • Apprenticeship Length
    13 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


The Assistant Accountant apprenticeship programme is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). It combines outstanding classroom training, dedicated workplace mentorship and on-the-job experience to build the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to become a highly competent accounting professional.

The apprenticeship will include:
• AAT L2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.
• SAGE L2 Computerised Accounts.
• AAT L3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting AQ 2016.
• 6 mandatory units including:
 Advanced bookkeeping
 Final accounts preparation
 Management accounting: Costing
 Indirect tax
 Ethics for accountants
 Spreadsheets for accounting
Training and Assessment:
• Throughout the apprenticeship you will be required to attend your local Accountancy Academy for various training sessions.
• Your dedicated Assessor will visit you in the workplace every 8-12 weeks.
• You will be invited to 3aaa Masterclasses presented by industry experts to enrich your learning experience.
• During your apprenticeship programme, there will be 7 examinations throughout:
 x2 L2 Bookkeeping
 x1 L2 Sag
 x4 L3 Diploma

The remainder of your training will be completed within the workplace.

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

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