A progressive, South West based accountancy practice



Exciting times for Numbers (UK) Ltd as we have a complete rebrand. Watch this space …

Sensational Service!

We now have a fantastic new, and more efficient, phone system. Pop into the office, and you might find Priscilla walking around sporting the new ‘Wireless Head Set System’! (The ‘on hold’music is a whole lot better too!)

While you are in the office, you will be treated to our new ‘Meet and Greet’ system. Drop into see us for a meeting, and let us ‘Wow’ you in our quest to provide you with ‘Sensational Service’! Our aim is to make you feel welcome, valued, comfortable, and informed during your meeting.

An opportunity to shine!

Key Details

Vacancy Title: Apprentice Accountant

Vacancy Location:
166 Fore Street
PL12 6JR

Working Week:
40 hours per week

Weekly Wage: £107.20

Number of Vacancies: 1

Key Dates

Interview Begin From: 14/07/2014

Possible Start Date: 11/08/2014


Vacancy Type: Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Expected Duration: 12 months, but we are committed to giving permanent employment to the right person.

Skills Required

Our ideal apprentice should have great IT skills and be confident working with Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook. It would be helpful if you have experience with Sage, but this is not essential. You should also have good communication skills so that you are able to deal with all colleagues and customers in a polite and friendly manner – face to face, over the phone and by email. Your daily duties will include general bookkeeping, tax return preparation and generally assisting everyone in the office. You should have excellent organisational skills so that you can manage your own time, prioritise your workload, stay calm under pressure and always be on time for work. Numbers (UK) Ltd will support you whilst at college.

Qualifications Required

We will be looking for candidates with 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include Maths and English (or equivalent) and a Level 2 AAT qualification or above, or experience within this industry.

Personal Qualities

Our perfect apprentice is enthusiastic and determined to develop a great career for themselves in AAT. We should always be able to rely on you to arrive to work on time, and with the right attitude to work hard, listen well and carry out all tasks that are asked of you quickly and efficiently. You should work well in a team, have a polite and friendly manner, feel able to ask questions, share ideas. You should take feedback well – understanding that this will improve your performance.

Important Other Information

From 1st October 2013 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £2.68 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Future Prospects

For the right candidate there is a chance to join a long established company and develop a great career. We will support you during your apprenticeship and with additional training and a full time position once you have completed your first year with us.

More ways to help people

We are now full members of AVN, (www.avn.co.uk) and have even more ways in which we can help our clients. This fits perfectly with our ethos of ‘Making Lives Better’.

£2.2 million seminar

Places are filling up fast for our 4th September £2.2m seminar. A place will cost you £60 (including VAT) for a 3 hour seminar, plus refreshments and lunch, via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-22m-seminar-tickets-12189714765


You can reserve your place by contacting us directly, and we will foot the bill! You can’t say better than that!

… and more money saved!

  • A review of the capital allowances being claimed by a client produced tax savings of £7,790. This actually stopped the client from paying any tax this year!
  • We implemented planning for a client 3 years ago that has now saved them in excess of £100,000 in tax! We’re guessing they’re off to the Maldives for their hols …
  • Andy helped a client to complete their tax credits renewal correctly after HMRC had reduced their tax credits by £50 per week by using estimates of income.

Andy has made a few more of our client’s lives better this week

  • He has advised a client on the best method of purchasing a new company vehicle. By taking this advice the client will save £500 of tax annually.
  • He helped a client save £365 in VAT by calculating the amount they pay using the Flat Rate Scheme. (If you think YOU could benefit from the Flat Rate Scheme, and would like us to review your position, please get in touch!).
  • He reviewed a client’s accounting records, and gave them some tips for the future which could save them hundreds of £’s in Corporation Tax each year.