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Could an apprenticeship be for you? We are looking for a trainee accountant to join our team

As a local training firm in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, we have a passion for inspiring and empowering young people to live their dreams. As part of our CSR strategy, we have developed our EEP, Education Partnership Programme and for many years have worked in partnership with Herts Regional College, taking on apprentices from local schools. 

Supporting young people in our local community, developing new skills and nurturing young talent is something we are very proud of.

We are looking for an Accountant Apprentice to join our team. University fees are now much higher than a few years ago and students are looking for different routes to further their education. The apprentice route is a great option and we look forward to increasing our team at HB Accountants using HRC and students from local colleges.

Trainee Accountancy Apprenticeship Description – HB Accountants

To support the Accounts & Audit department whilst delivering a professional, timely, efficient & friendly service to our clients

Main duties

  • To assist with the preparation of year end accounts
  • To assist with auditing a wide variety of companies
  • To assist with maintaining client records and documentation
  • To assist with fee note production
  • To provide support in answering and resolving day to day queries
  • To attend networking events with your manager
  • Throughout the apprenticeship, to study for your AAT accountancy exams (3 year course)
  • After completion of AAT, there is the possibility of being offered a training contract to  support you to qualify as either a Chartered or Certified Accountant
  • To comply at all times with the letter and spirit of the Company’s Health, Safety & Environmental Policy, Equality & Diversity Policy and Code on Business Conduct and Behaviour
  • Carry out such other duties as are reasonably requested by the jobholder’s line manager

If you would like a career as an accountant – why not take a look at what we are looking for and get in touch and send us your CV here.


Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Description – HB Accountants

To support the Office Manager and the department with administration duties & deliver a professional, timely, efficient & friendly service to our clients.

Main duties

  • To assist with client onboarding using dedicated software system
  • To assist with maintaining client records and documentation
  • To assist with fee note production
  • To manage the collation of bound copy accounts for client
  • To provide support in answering and resolving day to day queries, including opening the post, answering the telephone and at times responding to emails
  • To provide correspondence to Companies House including accounts for filing.
  • To assist with maintaining all social media channels
  • To assist with updating and the uploading of blogs to our website.
  • To assist in networking event organisation
  • Throughout the apprenticeship, to acquire exceptional customer service skills, seeking advice from the wider team where in doubt and gain confidence in resolving queries to a satisfactory conclusion referring them up the line
  • To comply at all times with the letter and spirit of the Company’s Health, Safety & Environmental Policy, Equality & Diversity Policy and Code on Business Conduct and Behaviour
  • Carry out such other duties as are reasonably requested by the jobholder’s line manager from time to time

Are you a business owner?

Finding talented people is not always easy, would you consider ‘growing your own’? You are ensuring that you always have the right staff to meet your needs plus you are supporting young people by giving them an work experience and opportunity to study on the job.

Click here to find out how your business could receive up to £4,000 to hire an apprentice

If you’d like to learn more about apprenticeships or even talk to our own apprentices, Abby and Callum, give us a call on 01992 444466 or Hertfordshire Regional College are on hand to help too or visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/incentive-payments-for-hiring-a-new-apprentice to find out more

We are here to help support and grow your business by giving you access to experienced accountants and useful information no matter your business size or sector.

Please feel free to contact the team on 01992 444466.  We’re accountants for business and we’re here to help you grow.


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