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Book-Keeping Apprentice

Company Name:
Heelan Associates
Apprenticeship Framework/Standard:
Accountancy Level 2/3
09 Nov 2020
Vacancy Type:
Working Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:15am - 5:00pm
Job Advert
Level 2/3 Accountant Apprentice
Heelan Associates
£4.50 per hour
Monday-Friday 9:15am-5pm, 36.25 hours a week
Job Purpose

At Heelan Associates we are passionate about business. Our team of accounting professionals are commercially focused. Putting our client’s needs first, our mission is to use our years of experience and skills in accountancy to create a personalised service that helps businesses to realise their potential for growth.

As part of a team of 19 colleagues providing accountancy and business services, you will be trained in the ‘engine room’ of our business. This role will be exceptionally exciting to a candidate looking to enter the accounting world and become involved in a wide range of business support functions, whilst studying for their AAT qualification. No previous experience is required for this post, we are offering full training to the right person who is enthusiastic and eager to learn.

Key Responsibilities

To provide excellent client care both on the phone and in person. This will include answering incoming calls, greeting clients and welcoming them into the office, offering them refreshments and showing them in and out of the building.
To complete Book-Keeping tasks, using mainly cloud based accounting packages such as Xero, Quickbooks and FreeAgent with support and supervision from the Book-Keeping team.
To develop a professional skillset by shadowing colleagues to learn wider business skills and take the opportunity to interact with a variety of business clients.
To maintain electronic filing of books and records.
To participate in activities necessary to support the smooth running of the office environment.

General duties and flexibility

To attend and complete training and development activities that are agreed as being beneficial to the performance of the role.
To willingly undertake any other tasks as reasonably requested by line managers and comply with all employee policies and procedures of Heelan Associates.
This job description is indicative of the range of current duties and responsibilities for the post, it is not comprehensive. It is inevitable that the duties will change to reflect the evolving needs of our business and it is essential therefore that it is regarded with a degree of flexibility, so that needs can be met. All changes will be discussed with the post holder.

  • Good standard of verbal and written English.
  • Good IT skills (Word and Excel essential).
  • Good with numbers and basic financial information 
  • Reliable with good time keeping skills. 
Personal Attributes
  • Friendly and cheerful.
  • Well-presented and dresses appropriately for an office environment.
  • Helpful, offering to assist others when own work is completed.
  • Eye for detail and a genuine interest in business.
  • Confident to ask for help if needed.
  • 9-4/A*-C in English and Maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in all three and provide certificates.
  • If you hold a Level 2 AAT Certificate in Accounting, or an A Level in Accounting Grade A*-C you can move straight onto the Level 3 apprenticeship
Course details
For any apprentice that does not currently hold either a Level 2 AAT qualification or an A Level in Accounting they will need to complete for FREE a Level 2 Bookkeeping qualification with Highbury College. This will be included in their Level 3 apprenticeship but will mean that their apprenticeship length will extend from 14 months to 19 months.
The apprenticeship will need you to attend our college in Cosham on a Tuesday for a full college day which you need to be able to commit to.
Apprentices are independently assessed at the end of their programme to achieve the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship at a Pass or Distinction grade.      
  • Synoptic Test (3 Hours on a College PC – 40%) Covering: IT Systems/Processes, Standards, Reporting, Analysis, Comms, Problem Solving, Quality and Accountability within a Financial Accounting Environment
  • A portfolio and reflective discussion (60%) showing evidence of knowledge, skills and behaviours while within the workplace had met required standards.
  • Standard Level 2 and Level 3 AAT Exams after each individual unit
Future prospects
The candidate will have the opportunity to progress to a full time permanent position with Heelan Associates following successful completion of the apprenticeship.
Things to keep in mind
Flexible working environment and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.