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Apprentice Finance Assistant ST JOHN RIGBY R.C. SIXTH FORM COLLEGE

We are looking for an Apprentice Finance Assistant to support the Finance Team, carrying out duties such as inputting and processing orders and invoices. We are looking for candidates who have recently finished college who are now looking to utilise those skills within a professional capacity.

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Closing date: 16 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30-4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To assist the Finance Department processing financial transactions, assist with the production of regular financial reports and undertake bespoke financial analysis. To communicate effective with the Finance Departments Internal and External customers.


Sage Accounting System


  • To process orders for goods and supplies from authorised requisitions and liaise with suppliers as necessary including checking goods received and dealing with discrepancies.
  • To check the accuracy of invoices, matching these to purchase orders and obtain the necessary authorisation prior to input. When checked to ensure that invoices are processed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • To chase up outstanding invoices with budget holders and secure a prompt return.
  • To complete a weekly reconciliation of supplier statements with outstanding balances on the purchase ledger.
  • To raise sales invoices upon the receipt of an authorized invoice request form.
  • To produce and process payment runs for the BACs payment system.
  • To print off daily bank statements and ensure all transactions are recorded.
  • To input Sales receipts/remittances.
  • To undertake a monthly bank and petty cash reconciliation.
  • To input monthly recharges for Reprographics.
  • To maintain the Fixed Asset register, post depreciation and reconcile to the Nominal Ledger.

Parent Pay


  • To receive and input service request forms from budget holders. Ensuring that a paper based signature is obtained at the outset.
  • To produce periodic payment reports and issue these to budget holders and or as requested by the budget holder.
  • To make refund payments in the event of cancelled services but to obtain the prior approval of the Director of Finance before doing so.





To assist with the production of monthly management accounts,
To assist with the production of the Annual Budget
To assist with the production of the Financial Statements and dealing with audit queries.
To assist with the production of ad hoc reports

General Tasks:

  • To participate in the College enrolment process.
  • To answer telephone, face to face and email enquiries from staff, suppliers, students, parents and other stake holders pertaining to the business of the Finance Department with due reference to confidentiality at all times.
  • To provide cover for other duties within the department as and when required.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

AAT Level 2

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

St John Rigby College can offer you the opportunity to study towards an AAT Level 2 qualification, as well as a clearly defined path for future career progression.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade 1) Essential

About the employer

St John Rigby College offers a wide range of academic and vocational courses at all levels in a highly supportive and caring environment to approximately 1500 full-time students aged 16-18. We welcome applications from people who are keen to work with us to deliver educational excellence at all levels. The College was last inspected in February 2017 and was judged to be “outstanding” in every category.









Nellie Fakudze

01942 219690

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Aug 2022