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Assistant Accountant Apprentice Level 3 with Royal Free London NHS FT Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

To rotate through placements within the finance directorate sections of accounts payable, accounts receivable, cashiers, financial accounts, costing and pricing, and management accounts. At each placement, to support the delivery of that section’s workload.

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Closing date: 13 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Accounts Payable:

  • Ensure the timely and accurate payments of creditor invoices, either by computer or manually
  • Ensure that all invoices and requests for payment have been authorise a per Standing Financial Instructions


  • Assist with providing a service to all customers relating to the handling of patient, exchequer and charitable fund monies and to ensure that these are carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible and in accordance with financial instructions/procedures

Accounts receivable:

  • Raise all invoices and credit notes on the Trust invoice system
  • Answer debtors’ queries and assist in the collection of debts

Financial accounts:

  • Support the financial accountants and capital accountant, to provide a full range of accountancy services to customers 

Financial management:

  • Support the production of budget reports from the financial ledger, investigation of variances from plan
  • Support regular reviews with budget managers for intelligence gathering, providing information and analysis

Other responsibilities: 

  • Be alert to the responsibilities of all staff working in a healthcare organisation, provide a service within the responsibilities of the job and aligned with World class care values
  • Seek opportunities and make suggestions to improve services
  • Adhere to trust guidelines and practice in the use and conservation of resources, including power, heating, lighting and stationery, and in waste management
  • Growing self-awareness and developing successful strategies for maintaining well-being
  • Communication and listening
  • Working with others
  • Time management and planning
  • Planning and organising for your work and study
  • Following instruction
  • Practice at all times according to the Information governance competencies covered in mandatory and statutory training.
    Adhere to any additional Finance regulations

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

  • As an Accountancy Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship at Level 3. Within the apprenticeship you will undertake the full AAT Level 3 qualification
  • The apprenticeship will be completed at a BPP centre or via the Online Classroom platform, in addition to at the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The trust works towards employing all apprentices once their training has been completed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 including English & Maths (Grade 4 or C and above) Essential

About the employer

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community. This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients. Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation. Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.


Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Enfield Civic Centre

Silver St



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Training provider



Sally Collins

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 13 Feb 2023