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Accountant and auditor apprenticeship

Slade & Cooper Limited Beehive Mill Jersey Street Ancoats Manchester, M4 6JG
£20,000.00 annually
Closing date
5 Apr 2023

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

  • Accounts preparation under supervision by manager
  • Demonstrate and apply an enthusiasm to completing work to a high standard, in accordance with expectations set by senior staff
  • Prepare notes to assist those who review your work
  • Make full use of the resources and people available to find answers to queries before handing work on to the reviewer
  • Keep more senior members of staff updated on the stage of completion of work
  • Discussing basic queries with the client and requesting records or missing information to reduce manager time
  • Competently dealing with HMRC, Companies House and other bodies over the phone on behalf of clients under supervision
  • Drafting correspondence ready to be sent out to clients
  • Dealing with clients on the phone answering basic questions

Management accounts and bookkeeping:
  • Bookkeeping for clients
  • Completion of draft management accounts and identifying areas of concern for the client
  • Ability to interact with clients and obtain information necessary for the drafting of management accounts
  • Able to follow standard monthly process, working efficiently and in accordance with instructions from the manager
  • Take responsibility for regular jobs and for finishing work that may come back to you following review or client clarifications

  • Set up the audit file in the prescribed Slade and Cooper format
  • Assistance with substantive audit testing and other audit work as in structed by more senior colleagues. Able to work independently after receiving instruction
  • Ensure work is completed to the fullest extent, seeking assistance from senior staff as appropriate in order to address problem areas and subsequently draw and sign off on valid conclusions
  • Able to communicate the purpose of specific audit testing with clients
  • Timely completion of write-ups relating to tests carried out
  • Ability to interact with clients and client staff at their premises
  • Ability to work as part of the audit team and provide support to manager / supervisor leading the audit

  • Preparation of basic corporation tax returns and associated schedules
  • Preparation of straightforward personal tax returns
  • Ability to explain income tax liabilities
  • Drafting correspondence to clients and showing an ability to explain annual income tax liabilities and due dates for payment
  • Dealing with HMRC on the telephone to discuss basic tax matters under supervision

Other duties:
  • Training and assisting clients with software and accounting systems
  • Study to complete ACCA professional examinations
  • Take responsibility for completing your ACCA Practical Experience Record
  • Complete any other duties as required

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

Apprenticeship training is to be delivered on-site at First Intuition's Manchester city-center offices. You'll complete day-release study towards the ACCA Level 7 Accounting qualification, supported by our expert, dedicated tutor team.

You'll also attend a series of skills workshops as part of our Impact Skills programme to help you build the soft skills you need to build your career in finance.

You'll be supported through your programme by a dedicated Skills and Development Coach who is there to ensure you get everything you need to succeed in your apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Trainee Audit and Accounts Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, recent practice experience, Interpersonal skills


Other AAT Level 3/4 (Grade Passed) Essential

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