Finance Associate

Finance Associate Chester, England

Accountancy Learning
Full Time Chester, England 10982 - 12.04 GBP HOURLY Today
Job description

Employer Description

Established by Duncan Boxwell in 1976, the firm has developed and evolved over the years to the boutique firm it is today catering for all your business, compliance and tax needs. Whilst we continue to embrace cutting edge technology, we always make it our business to know yours and develop yours. Accounting and tax remain at the heart of what we do but the varied skillsets of our people, innovative technologies, efficient processes and our purpose-led approach will provide your business with a unique competitive advantage.

As well as acting for UK businesses and individuals, our diverse and dynamic team invest in working relationships with our international client base through continuous collaboration and sustainable growth.

Vacancy details

A great opportunity to start to your career in Accountancy. As a Trainee Accounting Technician you will support directors and other senior staff in providing a range of accountancy services to our clients. You will gain the experience and knowledge to progress through AAT qualifications and then onto Chartered training.

As a trainee 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
  • Providing general administrative support for the directors
  • Providing occasional cover on payroll support

Assignments will be undertaken both in the office and at client's premises. Trainees 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)

Training to be provided

You will undertake the “Accounts / Finance Assistant” Apprenticeship (an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting), with full support from Accountancy Learning as part of their Flexible Apprenticeship Programme.

Assessment will be by an “End Point Assessment”, which will include the following two elements:

  • A Structured Interview. This will consist of 10 questions asked by an AAT Independent Assessor. It will last 60 minutes and will be performed remotely via the AAT on-line video portal. The questions will allowing you to 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 to support your answers to these 10 questions.
  • An In-tray Test. This will be undertaken under exam conditions and will last 105 minutes. It will be based on what you have studied in your AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

Successful completion of the AAT (Level 2) Foundation Certificate in Accounting is a mandatory element of the Accounts / Finance Assistant Apprenticeship. Your Apprenticeship will therefore include formal studies towards this qualification. It is anticipated that your apprenticeship duration will be for 15 months, although earlier completion is possible, provided the duration exceeds one year and a week.

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.

Desired Skills

You will need to have strong numeracy, literacy skills and IT skills.

However, no prior knowledge of accountancy is required.

A general interest in business will be expected, as will be a willingness to learn.

Personal Qualities

You will need to have an analytical and methodical approach to your work and be able to apply both common sense and technical skills to different assignments.

Qualifications Required

· Minimum of 5 GCSE's at Grade C or higher

· 2 A levels at Grade C or equivalent.

Future prospects description

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.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Apprenticeship

Salary: £5.28 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

About Accountancy Learning

Revenue: Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Type: Company - Private

Finance Associate
Accountancy Learning
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Company - Private
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