Trainee AAT Apprenticeship

Exeter, Devon (GB)
16 Feb 2022
31 May 2022
Where will they be working?
From our office
Salary band
£10,000 - £20,000

About us


Southexe Chartered Accountants is a small, friendly firm. We set high professional standards in a relaxed, happy environment. We advise on a broad range of clients mainly across Devon. Focusing on owner managed business. These range from sole traders to limited companies giving a good variety of work.


Customer services is top priority, so our recruitment process places as much emphasis on personality as on academic and technical skills.


We have a reputation of being exceptionally good at listening to our client’s requirements and being able to provide solutions.


We are committed to a culture where everyone is given equal opportunities to reach their objectives. We understand people have commitments and we look to accommodate these as much as possible e.g., parents, caring/ sporting/ volunteering.


Apprenticeship summary


Working week - 3- 5 day working week (we can be flexible with days/ hours worked)


9am -4pm


Wage rate depending on experience and level apprenticeship offered.


Vacancy description


This is a great opportunity to start to your career in Accountancy as part of a team and will cover a range of accounting and bookkeeping functions, including assisting the existing payroll team and getting involved in performing day to day bookkeeping transactions for clients and drafting their VAT returns. Potential for progression through further qualifications.


A broad range of accounting and finance tasks will be undertaken providing experience across our activities. Tasks at some point would include:


  • Processing client records into accounting software. Reconciling balance sheet accounts Preparing monthly financial statements Processing company credit card statements Prepare year end accounts Matching the bank feeds Matching receipts feeds Understanding the various accounting software in use General admin, including dealing with ad-hoc duties, emails and telephone support. Preparing year end accounts Preparing tax computations





Training to be provided


You will undertake the “Accounts Assistant” Apprenticeship. No prior experience required. Whether just starting or part qualified, we will support your completion of AAT qualification from level 2 to level 4 according to how far you wish to progress.


You will receive support from both the employer, and the training provider, to complete and achieve your Apprenticeship and will be given time to study during the week on a day release basis. As you are working towards a professional qualification, it is also expected that you will continue your studies outside of normal office hours.


As you learn more in both the office and in your studies your responsibilities, and the variety of tasks you undertake, are expected to increase.


If you want to take your training further/ or have achieved AAT, we can start with training towards ACA. We are a recognised ICAEW partner.


Desired skill


Attention to detail, accurate, strong customer service ethos.


Personal qualities


Flexible, team player, with a positive attitude and willingness to really get involved with all aspects of the business.


Desired qualifications


A minimum of 5 GCSEs, which must include Maths & English grades 9-5 (A-C)


Future prospects


For the right candidate, we see this position as possibly a stepping-stone for developing a long-term career with the practice, being an integral part of its growth and ideally progressing from the AAT qualification (apprenticeship levels 2, 3 and 4) to the ACA (ICAEW) qualification (level 7).


Things to consider


Matford Park & Ride is a short walk away.