Outsourcing, AAT September 2019 Apprenticeship at BDO

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Outsourcing, AAT September 2019 Apprenticeship

Joining as a Level 4 apprentice, you’ll be a valued member of the firm from day one. You’ll be challenged in the work you do as your skills and knowledge grow. You’ll find a personal approach, coupled with encouragement and support. You’ll push yourself to become the business professional you aspire to be. In addition to a competitive salary and flexible benefits, you’ll receive full study support towards gaining your AAT qualification. We provide the opportunities – you take them.

As part of our Outsourcing team you'll assist in providing clients with the full range of accounting and back office services, including bookkeeping, accounts preparation, management accounting, VAT compliance, forecasting and budgeting and any other ad hoc advice and assistance on accounting matters.

Location: Reading, London

Core responsibilities

Clients and relationships

  • Ensures that all communication, whether written or spoken is in a professional manner
  • Maintain good relationship with clients
  • Ensure that the manager is kept up to date with any issues arising from the client or its activities.

Service Provision

  • Basic knowledge of double entry and applicable accounting systems
  • Prepare legible and comprehensive paperless working papers
  • Bookkeeping including preparing, processing and recording bank transactions, processing purchase, sales and general ledger entries, under supervision
  • Processing of invoices (sales and purchases) and expenses
  • Preparation of bank and petty cash reconciliations and cashbook analysis
  • Assist with preparation of management accounts (monthly/ quarterly)
  • Have an awareness of how the Outsourcing team works with other departments within the firm
  • Assist with the preparation of year end statutory financial statements
  • Prepare payment runs

Professional study

  • Successfully study towards the AAT professional qualification via a level 4 apprenticeship

Requirements

  • 5 GCSE's grade 4-9 with a 4 or above (or equivalent) in English language and maths
  • Minimum of 104 UCAS points (or equivalent), attained or expected
  • Competent using MS Office, particularly Excel
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Keenness to learn new skills and knowledge
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and well organised
  • Be able to ask questions in order to increase knowledge
  • Team worker

This role will follow a Level 4 Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Apprenticeship standard.

Please note due to high volume of applications for our roles we reserve the right to close all vacancies earlier than the advertised date without notice. To avoid disappointment please apply as soon as possible.

About BDO

BDO LLP is an accountancy and business advisory firm, we provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.

We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.

BDO LLP operates in 17 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn.

BDO gives trainees all the training they need to attain their professional qualifications, along with extensive practical experience that includes on-site client work. The firm provides constant support to help you achieve your potential.

'Achieving My Potential’ is BDO’s organisational framework. It is made up of 4 key elements – core competencies, technical competencies, values and attitude. In essence, what you do and how you do it.

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