B-542 Accounts Apprentice at PM&M Solutions for Business in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Closing Date 28-03-2018
Salary £12,000 per annum
Reference Code B-542
Hours Per Week 36.25 hours (September 2018 Start)
Interview Date 11-04-2018
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Job Description

About us:

PM+M is a vibrant and dynamic firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisers, with offices in Blackburn,

Burnley and Bury, covering East Lancashire, Greater Manchester and beyond. We have ambitious growth plans

and were recently placed 3rd in the 2016 Accountancy Age Top 10 UK Employers.

PM+M is a member of Praxity, the 7th largest global accountancy association and the largest association of

independent firms. Being part of Praxity allows us to have strong international connections and a great source of

secondment opportunities.

We have a number of apprentice roles available within our firm at both our Blackburn and Burnley offices. The

positions are ideal for enthusiastic individuals, educated to at least GCSE or A Level standard, who want to gain

a professional qualification and progress their career - for which full study support will be provided.

Our school leaver programme will give you the skills and support you need to unlock a future full of new

opportunities and experiences. You will enjoy a combination of on-the-job learning and structured training, not to

mention an interesting client list to work with.

Vacancy Description (September 2018 Start)

You will be given full study support towards the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification and then have the option to go on to a further professional qualification.

You will undertake accounts preparation for sole traders, partnerships and audit exempt limited companies within a portfolio of clients both in the firm’s offices and at client premises. This work will include some income/corporation tax computations where assistance will be given as necessary.

You will perform book-keeping duties on various software packages both in the firm’s offices and at client premises.

You will be preparing VAT returns and management accounts.

Other Information

Working at client premises occasionally so travel away from home may be included.


Person Specification


Desired skills

Competent using Microsoft Office Packages

Personal Qualities

Keen to play an active role in a dynamic team and willing to contribute to the success of the team and the firm as a whole.

Great at communicating with people at all levels – face to face and in writing.

Positive and good at using your initiative.

Organised, good at working under pressure and to strict deadlines.

Ambitious, motivated and have a willingness and enthusiasm for learning.

Desirable Qualifications

Be educated to GCSE standard (with a minimum of grade B in English and Maths, or Grade 5 or above with the new grading structure) or A Level standard.

Future Prospects

You will have the option to go on to a further professional qualification.

Things to Consider

· 23.5 days’ holiday per annum + bank holidays (3.5 days to be used for the Christmas


· On site free parking

· Flexible benefits (salary sacrifice) scheme including a range of benefits such as private

medical insurance, child care vouchers, extra holidays etc.

· Employer pension contribution of 6%

· Death in Service life cover of 4 x salary

· Permanent Health Insurance (PHI) following 2 years’ service

· Annualised hours based on 36.25 hours per week (or agreed part time hours)

· Full technical training towards a professional qualification.

Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship

Proposed Duration

15-18 months

Training to be Provided

Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Accountancy – Level 3 Diploma in Accounting, Functional Skills Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT if required


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292500


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