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ACA Accounts Apprentice - Outsourced Finance

Donald Reid & Co
18a King Street Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1EF
£24,000.00 annually
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties include:
  • Support a varied client portfolio, assisting with bookkeeping, management accounts, VAT returns and year end accounts.
  • Work closely with senior team members, adopting a proactive approach to training.
  • Build trusted relationships with clients, liaising with them to answer general queries.
  • Ensure work is completed to a high standard, ensuring expectations and deadlines are being met.
  • Support the wider firm with ad hoc duties as needed.

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

Accountancy or taxation professional level 7.

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. You'll also need to have 450 practical work experience days. 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. 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. Advanced Level: You will give you the skills to understand how accountancy and finance works within businesses. You'll learn about corporate reporting and strategic business management.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progress through the apprentice levels into a manager role, if appropriate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths (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: 20 days holiday plus bank holidays. Paid study leave and tuition for ICAEW exams. Flexible hours and hybrid working options. Positive and supportive company culture. Competitive remuneration with scope for fast progression. Pension scheme Private healthcare (optional). Life assurance Snack cupboard and drinks fridge. Parking onsite.

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