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Finance Apprentice South Thames Colleges Group

The Apprentice will assist in a number of areas of the Finance function and gain all round experience in the work of the Finance team. The post holder will be required to undertake and complete a formal course of study leading to the Association of Accounting Technicians L3 qualification.

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

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Closing date: 17 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Weeks

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your duties will include; 
To assist in the day to day operations of the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable teams.
• Generate sales invoices update sales ledger with cash receipts.
• Receipt cash, credit card and cheque payments ready for banking and update the finance system in
• Reconcile cash advances.
• Undertake any other reasonable tasks as required by the Head of Finance.

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

In this Apprenticeship you will learn advanced financial skills to develop a career as an accountant. You will provide support to internal and external customers and work within the finance function of an organisation.

You will:

  • Develop your skills in finance administration, double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles, and purchase, sales and general ledgers
  • Master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, reports and returns, and professional ethics
  • Have access to a team of qualified tutors and qualified accountants with practical accountancy experience



What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As well as ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountant, this standard provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths in the Accounting sector including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Essential

About the employer

The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.


South Thames Colleges Group


Merton College, London Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Aug 2022