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Job Title : Accounting Apprentice
Employer : SA & Co Chartered Accountants
Location : Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 1RJ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Business Services
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11682
Brief Description : Excellent opportunity to join a successful and long established family run ICAEW registered Chartered Accountancy practice based in Luton town centre.


Qualifications Required : You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and maths.
Vacancy Detail : Excellent opportunity to join a successful and long established family run ICAEW registered Chartered Accountancy practice based in Luton town centre.

This is an ideal apprenticeship opportunity for someone who is keen to build a career within the accountancy sector. You will gain hands on experience whilst being supported by a very professional and friendly team. You will learn about and be actively involved in the various services that an accountancy practice provides.

Training will be given to carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

• Receive and direct telephone calls from clients within the team.
• Provide administration support to the office manager, practice manager and the director as and when required.
• Collate, reconcile and prepare VAT returns and prepare book keeping work.
• Process payroll for clients on a monthly basis.
• Open and sort incoming post received from HMRC, Companies House and clients etc.
• Ensure all client records are up to date and accurate.
• Collate, track and reconcile client expenses.
• Check all financial transactions for accuracy.
• Key data into company accounting/management system.
• You will be trained to use Sage One.

Apprenticeships provide both on-the-job and off-the-job training so that you can earn while you learn.

Full training will be given. No experience is needed.
Positions Available : 2
Working Week : 40 hrs p/w Monday to Friday (occasional Saturdays may be necessary)
Salary : £160.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 16/12/2018
Possible Start Date : 07/01/2019
Personal Qualities : A positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
A desire to work within the accountancy industry
A determination to succeed.
Excellent attention to detail.
Common sense.
Skills Required : Good IT skills.
Some experience of dealing with customers would be an advantage but is not essential.
Good communication skills and a confidence in speaking with customers.
Comfortable working with numbers.
Excellent attention to detail.
Future Prospects : We encourage progression and are looking for an individual that is keen to work within the accountancy sector and build a career within our firm.
Training to be Provided : You will gain the following qualifications:

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship
AAT qualification if all exams are taken

•Employment Rights and Responsibilities
•Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
•Functional Skills in English and maths

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:
•Advanced bookkeeping
•Final Accounts Preparation
•Management Accounting Costing
•Indirect Tax
•Ethics for Accountants
•Spreadsheets for Accounting
•Advanced synoptic assessment
Other Information : There is a requirement to be flexible and work the occasional Saturday usually when the end of the month falls on this day. A day off will be allocated on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday the following week.
We are keen to facilitate any further study and training if required.

Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.
Things to consider : This is an office based role working within a well-established and welcoming team.
Our office is based within Luton town centre and does not have free parking on site. There is parking close by and a good bus/train network available into the town centre.
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