AAT Accountant Apprentice

Type: Apprentice
Region: Yorkshire and The Humber

Duties include:

Assisting with Bookkeeping using cloud based software and AI.

Assisting with the preparation of VAT returns.

Assisting in the preparation of self-assessment tax returns.

Assisting in the preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships and Ltd companies.

Assisting in the processing of client payrolls.

General administration duties, including scanning, photocopying and filing and answering the telephone.

Assist other staff with ad-hoc duties.


Advanced Diploma – AAT Level 3

Advanced builds on the knowledge gained in the Foundation level. If you work in accounts or have studied accountancy before, you may be able to start at this level. You’ll learn complex accounting techniques, and master a number of accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.

This level will encourage you to master more complex accounting principles in both Bookkeeping and Management Accounting. You’ll develop the technical skills to start, or progress, your career in accountancy and this will allow you to continue with your studies onto Level 4.

To pass this level you’ll need to study five units (also known as subjects), which are all mandatory. Four of the units are examined individually and there is also a synoptic assessment that you’ll take towards the end of the level, which incorporates the final two units as well as drawing on all of the other units you’ve studied at this level.

The area you will cover include:

Advanced Bookkeeping.

Final Accounts Preparation.

Management Accounting: Costing.

Indirect Tax.

Advanced Synoptic Assessment.

The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Assistant Accountant, this includes, Business Awareness, Ethics, Communication, Embracing Change and Problem Solving. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take End Point Assessment.

The Knowledge areas of the standard will typically be covered through completion of the AAT qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.

Qualifications required

A-levels or equivalent at A* to C (obtained or predicted).

9 to 4 in Maths and English at GCSE or equivalent.

Skills required

Ability to us Microsoft packages including word, excel and email.


Opportunity to progress to ICAEW/ACCA qualification and beyond. Progression to Manager level and beyond post qualification.

Qualification / Standard : ST0002 Assistant accountant

Duration 18 months

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