• Profile

AAT Apprenticeship Level 3

Company Name:
Warner Goodman LLP
Apprenticeship Framework/Standard:
Accountancy Level 2/3
21 May 2021
Vacancy Type:
Working Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
Job Advert

Accountancy Apprenticeship – AAT Level 3 – Warner Goodman

This role will be based between two sites: Centre of Portsmouth and Fareham (please bare this in mind when applying you will need to be flexible between both sites)

£4.30 an hour

Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm with one hour for lunch

Warner Goodman has been established for well over 150 years in the Hampshire area dealing with various aspects of law to the general public and businesses.

They are offering an outstanding opportunity to assist within the Accounts Team to ensure cover is provided at all times to ensure the smooth running of the department.

Key Responsibilities:        

To assist in the following duties:

  • Process purchase ledger invoices.
  • Process bank transactions and reconcile bank accounts.
  • Process TT/Faster payments on the on-line banking system.
  • Monitor and reconcile Fareham petty cash.
  • Process branch monthly petty cash.
  • Prepare and dispatch Centralised Family bills including ad hoc bills.
  • Transfer funds to settle outstanding bills and disbursements
  • Process time write offs as directed by senior accounts staff
  • Process Land Registry transactions
  • Process Search flow transactions
  • To assist in month end and year end tasks as and when required.
  • To ensure filing is kept to date.
  • To carry out accounts procedures (as directed by senior accounts staff) so as to efficiently manage work flow.
  • To assist with SAR and Accounts Audits.
  • To be aware of the duties performed by other Accounts Team members to enable adequate cover to be provided at all times of holiday/absence – including cover for part time members of the Accounts Team when they are not working.
  • To be willing to assist generally within the Accounts Team to ensure cover is provided and a harmonious working relationship is maintained within the team.
  • To provide cover at times of holiday/absence


To comply at all times with relevant Professional Obligations so far as they relate to your role as a Credit Controller including those laid down from time to time by:-

  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • The Financial Conduct Authority

To comply at all times with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and if aware that your actions or those of others may have breached these Rules to notify the COFA to this effect without delay.

To be aware of your obligations under the Solicitors Regulation Authority Handbook to seek to comply with those obligations and if aware that your actions or those of others may have breached the Handbook to notify the COLP to this effect without delay.

To comply with the Firm’s Money Laundering Policy/Data Protection Policy so far as they relate to your role as a Credit Controller.

To take on ad hoc duties as assigned by the Finance Partner or Managing Partner.

To ensure compliance with the Firm’s Quality Standards.

Skills, Experience and Personal Qualities

  • Absolute attention to detail with figures
  • Methodical and thorough
  • Needs to be extremely organised and tidy
  • Able to work within a team environment
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Needs to be flexible
  • Presentable Appearance
  • Good IT Skills
  • Processing Skills

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE Maths and English A-C/9-4, or
  • Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2

Apprenticeship/Next Steps

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 Units

Apprentices that do not have a Level 2 in Bookkeeping will need to complete this alongside their apprenticeship, Highbury offer this for free and It will add 5 months to your study.

Apprentices who complete this programme can progress to a Level 4 qualification including a Level 4 apprenticeship or into employment or higher education.