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AAT Trainee (0396)

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in accountancy and taxation?

Have recently passed your A Levels (or equivalent)?

Are you looking for a role that combines the benefit of paid employment with support towards training in the AAT qualification?

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our specialist Landed Estates team in Exeter on an apprenticeship studying AAT.

You will be required to

  • Prepare financial information, reports and returns for a wide range of clients, both businesses, trusts and individuals
  • Use computer software to record financial transactions, including Excel, Word, accounting software and other financial packages (training will be provided)
  • Provide bookkeeping services, including the recording of income and expenditure, matching transactions to bank statements, summarising expenditure types
  • Work as part of a team to ensure the delivery of excellent service to clients 

You will need to

  • Have 112 UCAS points (280 for pre-2017 qualifications) (not including general studies), with a grade 9-5 or B and above in GCSE Maths and English. (Please note that ‘A’ level Maths is not mandatory)
  • Be comfortable working with figures, accurate and understand the significance of calculations
  • Have good written and oral communication skills
  • Be computer literate, with an aptitude towards spread sheets and word processing
  • Have some work experience in business or an accountancy practice (desirable), but an aptitude to the work is more important
  • Personable, enquiring and willing to ask questions when unsure

You will learn on the job but you will also receive your professional training via day release at one of our approved training providers. You will follow the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard (AAT Level 3) and then progress to the Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Standard (AAT Level 4). These programmes will provide you with the knowledge to complete and gain your professional AAT qualification and also the skills and behaviours needed in the workplace to help you succeed in your career.
In return for your hard work, we will employ you on a permanent employment contract, pay you a competitive salary plus 20 days holiday and bank holidays, pension, life assurance as well as some other flexible benefits. Opportunities to later progress and gain further qualifications are available for the right candidates.

PKF Francis Clark is about much more than just accountancy. We’re trusted business advisors, working in partnership with our clients to enhance their performance. Their goals are our goals, and through close working relationships (and because we love what we do) when they succeed, so do we. 

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Centenary House, Peninsula Park, Rydon Lane, Exeter, UK, EX2 7XE