Accounting and Bookkeeping Apprentice With Brayne, Williams & Barnard Limited

Brayne, Williams & Barnard Limited
Rosemount House, Rosemount Avenue, West Byfleet, KT14 6LB
£230.63 per week
04 Apr 2019
04 Apr 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
The role will include many differing responsibilities and these will change over the course of the apprenticeship which we envisage will last 3 to 4 years.

Initially, responsibilities will include administrative tasks (answering the phones, taking messages, opening and dealing with the post, taking the post to the post office at the end of the day, scanning) in addition to accounting and bookkeeping tasks.

The latter will include posting purchase invoices to client's bookkeeping software (xero or sage), reconciling bank accounts, preparing VAT returns, posting payroll journals, setting up payments. Accounting tasks will be assisting more senior members of the team in putting together a set of year end accounts, e.g. updating working papers, posting client's trial balance to our internal accounting package, summarising bank statements, drafting the accounts.

In the second and third years, responsibilities will become more complex.

For example, supervising new apprentices in carrying out the 'year 1' tasks, producing management accounts including making month end adjustments, visiting clients to assist with their bookkeeping, carrying out more complex reconciliations such as month end factoring account reconciliation, preparing year end accounts from beginning to end.

We would also expect our apprentices in years 2 and 3 to be the first point of call for new apprentices in terms of training and supervision - we find this is one of the best ways for trainee accountants to consolidate their knowledge.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good knowledge of excel and word.
  • Ability to work unsupervised but also willingness to work as part of a team.

Personal qualities

  • There will be client contact from the very start so the candidate should be personable and polite and have, or aim to develop, a good telephone manner.
  • The candidate will need to be a team player but also capable of working independently.
  • The candidate should be punctual and conscientious, and well presented.

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A-C including maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

There is every chance that the candidate could be qualified within 4 years - our apprenticeship programme will give the candidate on-the-job experience, across a wide and eclectic client base. Upon achieving the ICAEW qualification, the candidate will have the opportunity to take a senior role in the firm or take their internationally recognised qualification to another practice or in to an industry role.

Things to consider

Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s).

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