AAT Apprenticeship Opportunities (August 2022 Intake)

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  • Sector:

    Accounting Practice

  • Job type:

    School Leavers

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  • Contact:

    James Dawson

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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  • Client:

    MHA Moore and Smalley

MHA Moore and Smalley are a top 50 leading independent advisor of accounting, business advisory and wealth management services. We have offices in Preston, Blackpool, Kendal, Lancaster, Manchester, Liverpool and Nottingham with over 300 partners and staff providing trusted advice to clients across the UK.

• A great place to commence your career in accountancy 
• We are a top 50 award winning professional services firm 
• We have an excellent reputation for training staff in a friendly and welcoming environment 
• Clear career opportunities and progression paths 
• Focus on work/life balance – flexible working patterns/locations 
• Pay progression linked to role development 
• High levels of staff engagement around the firm’s values 
• Great social life and involvement in community and charitable initiatives 
• Part of a national and international network of firms with global opportunities 
• A diverse work family  
• Benefits package including: pension scheme, life assurance, flexible benefits (such as options to buy/sell annual leave, cycle to work scheme and dental insurance) 
• 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) 
• Popular staff social club with subsidised events throughout the year 


The firm will sponsor you with a fully funded study package to undertake a 2 - 4 year training contract studying for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification - the first step to becoming a chartered accountant. This will include on-the-job training, exam tuition and practical skills courses, with support from a qualified student counsellor. 

You will have the opportunity to work in a challenging and stimulating environment where early responsibility is actively encouraged and rewarded. You will get the chance to work alongside business owners, helping design solutions which will make a positive difference to their business performance. The work is varied and fast paced. If you are a people person and enjoy helping others succeed, you will derive great job satisfaction from a career at MHA Moore and Smalley. 

Supporting our Corporate and Business Services team to deliver a high-quality service to a range of clients, you will be:
• Learning how to prepare accounts and draft tax computations 
• Undertaking accounting and tax assignments 
• Working on a range of client businesses 


To be considered for this position, applicants will need to have: 
  • a minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade A*- C including Maths and English 
  • a minimum of 112 UCAS points at A Level, all gained in the same exam year and excluding General Studies, (based on the new 2017 UCAS tariff). 
  • Ideally an A-level in Accounting and Finance is preferred, but not essential. 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • A genuine interest in business and finance 
  • Full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle (or at least have evidence this is in process at time of application)

The successful candidate will ideally reside within easy commuting distance of their preferred office and will commence their role in August 2022.