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ACCA/ACA- Audit Apprentice

Jackson Stephen
James House, Stonecross Business Park, Yew Tree Way, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 3JD
£18,500.00 annually
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

Responsibilities Include:
  • Reviewing clients' systems, processes and financial information to confirm that the accounts show a true and fair view.
  • Talking to management about their business, results and future plans.
  • Performing audit tests taken from our bespoke audit system.
  • Using data analytics techniques to examine accounting records for unusual patterns and activity.
  • Challenging management to get to the bottom of unexpected results or to better understand their accounting information.
  • Working with the audit team to deliver a robust and effective audit

You will be working with larger family and owner managed businesses across the North-West of England with most sectors covered. Audit works closely with our general practice, digital and tax advisory teams to deliver a comprehensive client service.

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

ACCA There are three levels including Applied Knowledge, Applied Skills and Strategic Professional. Applied Knowledge helps you understand the role of accounting in the business environment, and develop the practical skills and techniques expected of an accountant working in business. Applied Skills encourages you to develop a broad understanding of the role of accounting in business, and how to interpret financial information. By studying Strategic Professional, you'll learn advanced techniques, skills, and the professional ethics required of an accountant or consultant operating at a senior level. Once you've successfully passed you can apply to be a full member of ACCA. ACA is a great option if you're looking to become a chartered accountant and work in accountancy and finance. It opens a wealth of opportunities, as you can specialise in specific areas or sectors, or work broadly across multiple industries. It consists of three levels: Certificate, Professional, and Advanced.

You'll also need to have 450 practical work experience days. It'll take around three years to complete the qualification.

Certificate Level: You'll be introduced to the essentials of accountancy, finance, and businesses. You'll learn about double-entry accounting, assurance, business and technology, law, management, and taxation. This level takes around one year to complete.

Professional Level: This level teaches you how to apply technical knowledge to real-life scenarios. You'll deepen your knowledge on financial reporting, audit and assurance, tax compliance, finance management, business strategy, and business planning. This level takes around one year to complete.

Advanced Level: ACA Advanced will give you the skills to understand how accountancy and finance works within businesses. You'll learn about corporate reporting and strategic business management, and take a case study, which tests your overall knowledge. This level takes around one year to complete. You'll become eligible for chartered accountancy status upon qualifying.

You'll be able to work in exciting roles such as auditor, forensic accountant, financial accountant, and tax specialist.

Every Apprenticeship includes an End Point Assessment (EPA), assessed by an independent End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). The apprentice will take their EPA at the end of their programme where they will demonstrate they are competent in the role that they have developed in.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Our audit business is growing quickly, giving fantastic opportunities for progression to audit senior, manager and beyond for the right candidate.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
Other Degree (Grade 2:1) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits Include: 27 days holiday a year (excluding bank holidays). Your birthday off every year. Employee assistance programme. Life assurance cover (4 x annual salary). Auto enrolment pension. Long service awards. Free parking. Flexible working. Enhanced maternity and paternity pay. Salary sacrifice scheme. A full, exciting, and action-packed social calendar, including themed lunches, evening social events, the JS Summer games, five-a-side and much more! A series of health and wellbeing initiatives throughout the year; including yoga sessions, meditation techniques and many more! Comprehensive, development, management and leadership training programmes as well as apprenticeships and traineeships at all levels Accountancy and Tax Apprenticeship Recruitment Form September 2020. JS is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

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