Apprentice Accounts Administrator

Canterbury, Kent
£157.50 - £293.63 per week, depending on age
13 Sep 2018
11 Oct 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description

Haines Watts is a Top 15 firm of chartered accountants who specialise in advising and supporting business owners.

We support over 35,000 companies and business owners around the UK, which gives our clients access to a huge amount of business expertise and knowledge.

Our fresh thinking and practical business approach underpin our values.

Description of Vacancy

This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to combine an introduction to accountancy with a chance to develop your administrative skills at a well-reputed company in Canterbury.

Within this role you will provide vital administrative support to the team, as well as play a key role in the book-keeping for our growing portfolio of clients.  By the end of your apprenticeship, you will have built up a great level of experience in both these areas.

This is a friendly, thriving and successful company to join and so if you think you could be what we’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you!


The role will include – but is not limited to – the following tasks:

- Data entry relating to sales and purchase invoices
- Bank and cash reconciliations
- Preparation of VAT  returns
-Answering the telephone and dealing with enquiries
- Preparing letters for clients
- Maintaining efficient filing systems
- Keeping our internal tracking systems up to date
- Liaising with fellow team members, third party contacts and clients in relation to all of the above.


Age 16-17 - £4.20 p/h (£157.50 per week)
Age 18-20 - £5.90 p/h (£221.25 per week)
Age 21-24 - £7.38 p/h (276.75 per week)
Age 25+ - £7.83 p/h (293.63 per week)


Monday to Friday

8.30 until 5 with 1 hour unpaid lunch

Total working hours therefore 37.50

Skills Required

The successful candidate should have good communication skills; both face to face, over the telephone, and in writing.

Personal Qualities

We are a small motivated team and therefore being a team player is key. However, the successful candidate will also need to be self-motivated on certain tasks to ensure deadlines are met.

Qualifications Required

C grade or above in English & Maths would be preferred.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

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