Job Summary
  • Salary
    £7215 (A travel supplement contribution may be made depending on circumstances). Yearly
  • Location
    Royston, England
  • Sector
    Assistant Accountant level 3
  • Duration
    13 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    30th April 2018
  • Employer Name
    Fourways Chartered Accountants & Chartered Tax Advisors
  • Distance from academy
  • Address
    Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7BP, UK

Employer Description

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Accounts apprentice to join a dynamic and growing company. You will be undertaking activities in all aspects of accounts and office administration, along with learning new skills in using databases and excel.

This role gives the opportunity for a self-motivated person to start on the road to a career in accounts. The successful applicant will join a small 5 man team and will be immediately involved in client contact via phone, email and in person. Tasks will range from administering incoming communications through VAT compliance and bookkeeping to completion of basic personal tax tasks. The practice has a history of developing individuals through each stage of the AAT process and is a registered training organization for onward qualifications such as the ICAEW.

• General admin tasks
• Answering the telephone and dealing with clients
• Using spreadsheets to analyse client records
• Bookkeeping for clients
• Preparation of VAT returns

Working Week

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm


Requirements & Prospects


A minimum of 5 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents). Maths and English to be above grade C level.

Desired Skills

  1. Numerate
  2. Literate
  3. Reliable
  4. Presentable
  5. Honest

Personal Qualities

  1. Numeracy
  2. Literacy
  3. Reliability
  4. Friendliness
  5. Honesty

Future Prospects

Permanent opportunity for the right candidate/ progression onto a higher apprenticeship.

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


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 experi-ence.
• 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)