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Accounting Technician Apprentice - St Albans

Location: St Albans

Job Type: Training Contract/ Full-time

Salary: Competitive

The Opportunity

Do you want to pursue a career in accountancy and have the opportunity to gain practical hands on experience at the same time as training? Are you unsure about going to University and want to enter into the workplace while continuing to develop your skills and earning potential?   

With a start date in summer 2024, we have an exciting opportunity to join our firm as an apprentice working within the  Accounting Solutions Department in our St Albans office.

We can offer you;

  • Varied practical on-the job training
  • Study support: Our apprentices work towards nationally recognised professional qualification with the Association of Accountancy Technicians (AAT).
  • Friendly and knowledgeable team: Working with our experienced and supportive team, you will quickly develop your skills to become an integral part of Rayner Essex. 

Key Responsibilities

Our Accounting Solutions Department provides a wide range of services to clients, including accounts preparation, bookkeeping and the production of management accounts and information.  The main duties for this position will involve working on the books and records of clients. This will involve processing transactions from documents provided by the client and reconciling control accounts, including Bank, Sales ledger, Purchase ledger and VAT.  You will also learn to use a variety of accounting IT packages. 

Training and Support

We work with an established training provider to maximise your ability to successfully pass your exams.  Our apprentices work towards AAT Level 3 and 4 Diploma in Accounting.  All qualification fees are paid for. 

We will give you a balance of practical experience and structured theoretical training to allow you to quickly develop your skills and be a meaningful part of our team.  

What we are looking for?

We are looking for apprentices who are highly motivated and have a desire to learn, along with excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  In order to apply you should have the following:

  • Five GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above (including at least grade 6 in Maths and English). 
  • Two A level’s (or equivalent) at grade C or above (excluding general studies) will be an advantage but are not essential
  • Good keyboard skills and a working knowledge of MS Office, including Word and Excel
  • Previous work experience is an advantage

Meet Sanya Qayyum, an Accountant who started her career as an accounting apprentice…

“The ongoing support received from management and the team and practical on-the-job experience gained, has helped me to achieve success. The pace of learning has been in small and manageable steps. This has given me the motivation and confidence to work towards my ACCA qualification.  Rayner Essex have also been great at giving me the study support I need. They regularly check in on my progress and encourage me to excel in my studies”.

Find out more about Sanya’s apprenticeship pathway and why Rayner Essex is a great fit!

To find out more about joining Rayner Essex as an Accounting Apprentice, read ‘Your Guide to Becoming an Accounting Apprentice’.

How to apply for this role

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th June 2024.

If this role matches your experience and aspirations then to be considered, please email including your CV and why you think you may be suited to this role.

Applications will be reviewed on receipt and the position may be closed early should a suitable candidate be identified.

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What can we offer you?

Our success depends on our people and the recruitment and retention of high quality staff is crucial to the continued success of our firm.

We are a friendly firm and it is important to us that everyone enjoys coming to work and feels challenged and supported in their role. We are committed to offering you a varied and interesting workload and the support to ensure that you have the skills to perform at your best.

In addition to offering a competitive reward package, we provide the opportunity to continue to develop your skills through on the job training as well as structured learning and development. Where possible, we look to promote from within and want to reward staff through recognition and promotion when opportunities arise.


We keep our benefits package under review to ensure that we remain competitive and as an employee of Rayner Essex you will enjoy:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday (with the ability to buy and sell holiday each year)
  • Pension provision
  • Health cash plan
  • Occupational sick pay scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Season ticket loan for travel
  • An active social committee with frequent and varied events throughout the year

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