B-444 Accountancy (AAT) Apprentice with Ribble Valley Borough Council in Clitheroe

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Closing Date 09-06-2017
Salary £129.50 (£3.50 p/hr) to £277.50 (£7.50 p/hr) depending on age
Reference Code B-444
Hours Per Week 37 hours per week
Interview Date 06-07-2017
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Job Description

Reference No:  RES144
Monday to Friday - 37 Hours Per Week
Salary:  National Minimum Wage – ie £3.50 - £7.50 per hour depending on age
3 Year Apprenticeship

The post offers an excellent, fully funded training opportunity to study for the Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) qualification, allowing you to earn while studying for a widely recognised professional qualification.

We are looking to train and develop an Apprentice Accounting Technician to assist with the financial aspects of delivering a wide range of council services to the residents of the Ribble Valley.  The successful applicant will undertake a structured programme of work, which will include studying for the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification. 

Main duties & responsibilities:

  •          To train and assist in the provision of the council’s accounting service
  •          To train in and assist in budgeting and budget monitoring
  •          To train in and assist in the provision of the council’s payment service
  •          To train in and assist in providing financial information and support to senior colleagues within financial services
  •          To train in and assist in preparing and completing Government Returns
  •          To study for and successfully complete the AAT qualification

You will be fully involved in many aspects of accountancy including budgeting and the final accounts process, which will be invaluable in your training for the AAT qualification.

You should be able to work as part of a team, be flexible, have a high standard of numeracy and good communication skills.

The Job Description can be found at the following link:



Person Specification

Skills Required

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Good Telephone Manner.

• Good IT skills including understanding of, MS Office (Word & Excel) and Outlook

• Good organisational skills.

• Team working skills

• Good time Management

Personal Qualities

• Genuine desire to pursue a career in Accountancy

• Willingness to learn

• Punctual & Reliable

• Honest & Hardworking

• Good attention to detail

• Ablility to work on own initiative and as part of a team


Qualifications required

5 GCSE’s at Grades A-C (including Maths and English) desirable.


Candidates without English or Maths GCSE A-C grade/Functional Skills Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.


Candidates will be required to undertake initial assessment at Blackburn College. 




Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship

Proposed Duration

36 months

Training to be Provided

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard

Association of Accounting Technicians Level 3

Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required) at Level 2

Future Prospects

While we are unable to offer a permanent position, you will have a recognised professional accountancy qualification at the end of the apprenticeship.


Natalie Rewaj

01254 292159


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