Finance Officer apprentice with Philharmonia Limited PHILHARMONIA LTD

The primary responsibilities of our finance officer include monitoring company spending and preparing and processing payments by BACS for all goods and services purchased by the business, in accordance with our internal approval process.

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

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Closing date: 06 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.30 - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 May 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Purchase ledger:

  • Recording invoices, expense claims, company credit cards, petty cash transactions (sterling and foreign currency) onto the Navision system
  • Checking the authorisation process for the above has been followed
  • Managing the payment process for the above on a fortnightly basis


  • Managing the sterling and currency petty cash accounts
  • Preparing and importing daily transactions to the finance system
  • Reconciling the charity’s bank account on a monthly basis

Control account reconciliations:

  • Assisting in the monthly reconciliation of key control accounts including trade creditors and credit cards
  • Undertaking key tasks as directed by the financial controller
  • Undertaking such other duties as the Company may reasonably require

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?

  • This would be an 18 month contract role suitable for AAT level 3 work patterns
  • Beyond this there is a significant jump to the next level of finance business partner which would require a minimum of 3 years experience and further qualifications (eg, part qualified ACCA)
  • Therefore there would be no room for further progression in the finance department beyond the 18 month contract

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills


GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 7 or A and above) Essential
A Level or equivalent business related (Grade C and above) Essential

About the employer

The Philharmonia 's London based, fun and friendly Finance team is responsible for managing the day-to-day finances of the world class Philharmonia Orchestra. The Philharmonia is one of the principal orchestras which resides at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank and is also known as the UK’s national orchestra. We have a head office staff of between 42-45 staff members who work from the same base in Southwark, London and support more than 70 player members who are full time, world class professional musicians.







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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: 06 Apr 2023