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Apprentice Accountant
TC Accounts
One vacancy available in Ocean Village Southampton, SO14 3JZ
One vacancy available in Cosham
£6.40 an hour, Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 5pm, 4:30pm finish on Friday, 37.5 hours a week 
We are TC Group, ranked as a top 25 accountancy firm in the UK, as well as being the fastest growing top 40 firm, we’re business advisors and accountants. With over 30 years of experience, we've honed our skills and developed our service offering to deliver a much wider range of bespoke support and advice to ambitious business owners and their businesses.
We are looking for an Apprentice Assistant Accountant to assist with preparation of financial accounts, interpretation of financial data and accounting and tax legislation. Equally as important you will learn how to work effectively in a team, how to build strong and lasting professional relationships and also how to deliver exceptional client service. This is a diverse role and you need to be prepared to roll your sleeves up and have a willingness to learn. 
Main responsibilities:
  • Assisting the team with accounts preparations 
  • Preparing the management accounts
  • Bookkeeping for clients 
  • Preparing tax computations for internal tax department review 
  • Clearing tax and manager reviews
  • Assisting other trainees and accountants with queries 
  • Drafting company projections 
  • Liaising with clients on accounts and tax queries as required 
  • Assisting with office administrative tasks
Personal qualities
  • Solution-focused
  • Strive to be the best
  • Hardworking
  • Organised and efficient
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office with intermediate Excel skills as a minimum
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Highly personable with excellent communication skills 
  • Organised, efficient with attention to detail
  • Able to work as part of a team and ask for help when required.

GCSE 9-4/A*-C in English and maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in both, proof of certificates is required

Due to the demands of the role, applications with less than the required grades will not be considered. Equally, applications received without stating GCSE maths and English/Functional Skills/equivalent results will not be considered.
If you hold a Level 2 AAT Certificate or verifiable knowledge, a discussion can be had about moving straight onto the Level 3 apprenticeship.
Course breakdown

The apprenticeship will need you to attend classes at college one day a week for the length of a full college day, which you need to commit to. Time spent training will come under the working hours per week. It is a Government requirement for you to spend a minimum of six hours a week off-the-job – off the job can consist of college attendance, coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring and coaching.

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 AAT Exams after each individual unit.
Future prospects
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, and subject to progress as an employee, TC Group would like to discuss an offer of employment.
Thing to keep in mind
  • Free car parking
  • 23 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme (if eligible)
  • Life assurance
  • Opportunity to purchase additional holiday days
  • Access to our corporate reward scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to develop your skills and progress

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