Exciting opportunity to work in the cash application team. The successful candidate will work in the heart of the business as a Finance Apprentice. The apprentice will need to learn and understand all elements of the role during the apprenticeship as well as looking at how they can develop and move on their career.

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Closing date: 02 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with ½ hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include:

  • Dealing with general accounting and Customer queries
  • Performing timely and accurate application of daily receipts
  • Daily reconciliation of cash balance to general ledger
  • Answer telephone and email queries in a professional and timely manner
  • Posting journals
  • Applying/un-applying credit memos
  • Issuing daily cash report to business unit
  • Liaising with cash collection and general ledger teams to resolve unreconciled items
  • Providing general administration support
  • Supporting wider finance team with other tasks around monthly reporting requirements

Person specification:

  • Strong academic background
  • Highly numerate with great attention to detail
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • The individual will be required to support business units outside of the UK and will need to be able to adapt to different ways of working

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

The level 2 Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship standard will be delivered using a blended delivery method including day release at college, work based assessment and online learning including:

  • Reflective accounts
  • Witness statements
  • Activity based work books
  • Presentations
  • Professional interview and discussion
  • Work based projects 

You will study:

  • General business
  • Understanding the organisation
  • Accounting systems and processes
  • Basic accounting
  • Ethical standards
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication
  • Personal effectiveness

On completion you will have achieved the accounts/finance assistant level 2 apprenticeship. AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of this apprenticeship the opportunity to move on to study towards further higher level qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 9 to 4 (A* to C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 to 9 (A* to C)) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is with a large and complex organisation with a number of departments who the finance team support. This will be a role that will supports hybrid working and will need someone who is happy to adapt to this style of working.

About the employer

As an apprentice, South West Apprenticeship Company Limited, the Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) will employ the successful candidate on behalf of this employer.  99% of our apprentices gain full-time employment with their host organisation after completing their apprenticeship or they have progressed onto higher qualifications. The experience and knowledge you gain, plus the relationships you develop, make it easier to progress quickly.




Industrial Estate, Private Rd Number 1



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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