Accounts assistant at Smith & Williamson

Start Date:
2016
Location:
Central London & City
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£18,000 annually
Review Date:
February 2018

Review Score

7 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

8/10

posting invoices onto accounting software, bank reconciliation, payroll, VAT returns, management accounts, stat accounts

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

7/10

Team work, accounting skills, communication

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

7/10

I love it when I am busy

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4. How valued do you feel by Smith & Williamson?

7/10

very, they allow everyone to see that all the work is needed from everyone

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

4/10

Kaplan apprenticeship side isn't the best, you defiantly have to know what you are doing yourself to be able to check everything is correct, but the actual tuition at Kaplan college is really good.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

9/10

as much as you need

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

8/10

as much as you need

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7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

7/10

a lot better than being at school, but with a full time job and getting older new responsibilities arise like rent and bills and then you realise how important it is

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

there are loads of extra things to do outside of 9-5 but at the moment I don't have time for these

9. Would you recommend Smith & Williamson to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

its a lovely place to work, inside and out the office, good client base, good support provided

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Smith & Williamson?

make sure you are willing to put in the effort of work and college as its worth it in the end, but it isn't something you can just wing with no effort

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