Apprentice Accounting Technician

Apprentice Accounting Technician Honiton, England

Griffin Chartered Accountants
Full Time Honiton, England 14000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Griffin are a firm of Devon accountants based in Exeter and Honiton, focused on providing expert advice and a truly first class service to our clients. We look to bring a fresh approach to accountancy and have embraced the latest technology in the sector, enabling our clients to have greater control and flexibility over their finances. We take the compliance burden away, so our clients can focus on running their businesses and above all else we strive to provide excellent service and adopt a proactive approach to anticipate their needs.

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice accountant you will work as part of a team assisting with clients’ accounting needs.

This position involves a number of different aspects including:

  • Preparing financial statements for limited companies, partnerships, and sole traders
  • Preparing tax computations
  • Providing bookkeeping services
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Filing Companies House and H M Revenue & Customs documents on client's behalf
  • Assignments will be undertaken both in the office and at client's premises.

Apprentices will have support and on the job training from managers and other senior staff.

During your training you will be expected to develop an understanding of the practical issues involved in delivering a high-quality service to clients.

Both practical and theoretical training will be undertaken, with an aim to becoming a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

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

You will undertake the “Assistant Accountant” Apprenticeship (an Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting), with full support from Accountancy Learning as part of their Apprenticeship Programme.

Assessment will be by an “End Point Assessment” and will be graded “pass” or “distinction”. This will include two elements:

  • A professional discussion. This will include a series of questions allowing you to display the knowledge and experience you have obtained over your apprenticeship. You will build a portfolio of reflections and product evidence that will be used for discussion points in the PD
  • A synoptic exam. This will include elements you have learnt throughout your studies of the individual AAT Units, and this will contribute towards your end grade

You will be prepared for both of these elements by undertaking studies for the AAT (Level 3) Advanced Diploma in Accounting. These will underpin both elements of your “end point assessment”. As such, it is anticipated that your apprenticeship duration will be for 15-18 months although earlier completion is possible, provided the duration exceeds one year and a week. Those with no prior accounting knowledge may need to also complete the Bookkeeping units of AAT Level 2.

You will receive support from both the employer, and the training provider, to complete and achieve your apprenticeship and will be given time to study during the week on a day release basis. As you are working towards a professional qualification, it is also expected that you will continue your studies outside of normal office hours.

As you learn more in both the office and in your studies your responsibilities, and the variety of tasks you undertake, are expected to increase.

Those with previous relevant qualification and experience may be considered for a Higher Apprenticeship undertaking the Professional Accountant Standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

It is expected that you will stay with the company following successful completion of your apprenticeship to undertake further qualifications and increase your responsibility in the office.

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team working
  • Literacy skills


  • GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including English & Maths (Grade 9-5 / A*-C) essential
  • A Level or equivalent All considered (Grade A - C) essential

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Apprenticeship

Salary: From £14,000.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Apprentice Accounting Technician
Griffin Chartered Accountants
Exeter, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Company - Private
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