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AAT Trainee (0700)

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Are you ready to kick-start your career in Accounting?

Would you like to join the largest independent chartered accountancy firm in the South West?

If yes, then our AAT Apprenticeship is perfect for you!

As an AAT apprentice/trainee you will play a pivotal role in our organisation. You will be providing support to the wider team by assisting with financial activities such as financial reporting, month end accounts as well as VAT returns and Tax computations. 

You will learn on the job but will also receive your professional training via day release at one of our approved training providers.

To give you an insight into the role some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing financial information, reports and returns for a wide range of clients, both businesses and individuals
  • Using computer software to record financial transactions
  • Preparation of personal and company tax computations and regular VAT returns
  • Providing bookkeeping services, including the recording of income and expenditure, matching transactions to bank statements and summarising expenditure types
  • Information gathering to analyse and report information about income and expenditure to support decision making, planning and control
  • Developing and strengthening client relationships, providing a first-class professional service

Knowledge, skills and attributes

  • You will need to have (or be predicted) 112 UCAS points with GCSEs (A-C) or (9-4) including Maths and English (obtained or predicted in the same year)
  • You must be comfortable working with figures, accurate and understand the significance of calculations
  • Great written and oral communication skills
  • Computer literate, with an aptitude towards spreadsheets
  • Some work experience in business or an accountancy practice is desirable, but an aptitude to the work is more important
  • Personable, enquiring and willing to ask questions when unsure
  • A sense of fun and a desire to succeed


This role will follow the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship standards (Level 3) and Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Standards (Level 4) and we will provide you with the necessary support to meet the requirements of the programme.

You will receive on the job training, plus support for completion of your AAT qualification via day release study at one of our approved training providers.

Opportunities to later progress and gain further qualifications are available for the right candidates.

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.

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!

Why us:

PKF Francis Clark is the place for your career. Our growth offers you the opportunity to expand and develop your career in a direction that interests you. We offer a supportive and flexible working environment, taking your career seriously to enable you to be the best you can be.

What next:

Please click ‘Apply Now’. 

Everyone will receive a response.

PKF Francis Clark doesn’t discriminate. We’re interested in your skills, your experience, your potential, and nothing else.


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Towngate House,, 2-8 Parkstone Road,, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom, BH15 2PW