In finance we are responsible for all finance and tax matters and procurements across Jisc. The apprentice will also have the opportunity to work with other areas of the business including finance systems, legal, governance & internal audit.

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

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

During your work experience you will have the opportunity to work in some of the following areas:

  • Group Financial Services; including contracts and accounts receivable, bank and investments, tax and pricing
  • Financial Accounting, including accounts payable, credit control, payroll and fixed assets
  • Business Partnering, including management accounts, budgeting & forecasting and projects
  • Procurement, including contract management
  • Finance Systems
  • Internal Audit
  • Governance and legal

The actual work will vary depending on the team you are working with, but could include:

  • Preparation, posting and analysis of financial transactions including invoices, bank and journals
  • Preparation and analysis of tax returns
  • Preparation, maintenance and reconciliation of ledger accounts
  • Preparation and analysis of financial and management accounts
  • Preparation and analysis of budgets and forecasts
  • Use of various financial systems and processes
  • Operation and analysis of key IT controls for the finance systems
  • Planning, fieldwork and reporting of internal audits

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

  • The ACA qualification has four core elements that you will need to successfully complete in order to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Completion of the Accountancy or taxation professional apprenticeship will result in eligibility to apply for membership of one or more of the UK professional Bodies below, subject to meeting the requirements expected by the regulator and/or the relevant regulations where chartered status is involved
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
    The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
    The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) 
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE including Math and English (Grade grades 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 A Levels in any subject (Grade Grades A*- E) Essential

Things to consider

Getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can, so you may need to travel on occasion. Our main offices are in Bristol, Harwell, London and Manchester

About the employer

Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. We operate shared digital infrastructure and services; negotiate sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers; and provide trusted advice and practical assistance for universities, colleges and learning providers.




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accountancy or taxation professional

Level 7 (Master's degree)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Jul 2023