To provide finance & administration support for Derventio Housing Trust and play a key role in assisting the Head of Financial Services, in particular for the accounting administration requirements. You will ensure all relevant information is input on the ledgers, cashbook, petty cash system and computerised accounts system to agreed procedures and in accordance with reporting deadlines.

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Closing date: 07 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To ensure all relevant information is input on the ledgers, cashbook, petty cash system and computerised accounts system to agreed procedures and in accordance with reporting deadlines
  • To process the day-to-day accounts, including checking and processing invoices, dealing with council tax and TV license letters, 3rd party deductions, preparing payments, writing cheques, raising invoices, checking and processing monies received, completing paying in books, taking monies to the bank as necessary and collecting income to bank from other offices etc.
  • Deal with Housing Benefit issues, including HB statements
  • To process, complete and maintain landlord payments, remittances and account logs
  • Maintain information systems for recording of rent in advance (RIA) and rental deposits spreadsheet
  • Prepare the weekly bank reconciliation
  • Provide financial assistance for the Company and support the
  • Financial Services Deputy Director with all finance matters, including the preparation of reports, statistics and information for Heads of Service, Directors and Funders utilising IT facilities as appropriate

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

The apprentice will be enrolled on the Level 3 Assistant Accountant (AAT) apprenticeship standard, which includes 6 AAT exams, in addition to the Synoptic Assessment.

The knowledge units will be delivered by a qualified Trainer at the EMA training hub in Derby through weekly day release.

AAT Modules are as follows:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions (L2 Unit)
  • Bookkeeping Controls (L2 Unit)
  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax

You will also be allocated a Coach/Mentor to support you with work-based projects and compiling a portfolio of work to demonstrate your competence as part of the EPA process.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be an opportunity to progress onto a L4 apprenticeship programme or into a full-time position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Company events, Company pension, Free parking, On-site parking, Referral programme, Sick pay.

About the employer

We offer safe and secure accommodation and intensive housing management to support people to develop independent living skills, keep their home and ultimately reduce the risk of them facing homelessness again. We also provide specialist services to work alongside people who are taking control of their lives and making positive changes.






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Training provider



Hannah Johnson

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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