Finance and Payroll Apprentice Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire

We are looking for a finance apprentice to join our growing team. Working in the charity sector this role will provide a broad exposure to all areas of finance, administration, and management accounts.

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Closing date: 13 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,158.72 to £20,048.08

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 9 - 5pm Friday 9 - 4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    05 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Monitors spend and profitability
  • Update weekly cashflows and forecasts
  • Prepare accrual and prepayment journals
  • Process and review daily and weekly transactions using Sage 50
  • Prepare and process payroll using Cintra IQ

Sales Ledger:

  • Processing monthly and adhoc invoices
  • Monthly reconciliations
  • Managing invoice queries
  • Production and review on aged debtors

Purchase Ledger:

  • Ensuring timely posting of supplier invoices
  • Review supplier statement
  • Produce and review aged creditors
  • Credit control
  • Customer and supplier enquiries.
  • Assist with annual audit
  • Project analysis

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

  • Professional accounting or taxation technician Level 4

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Worcester (WR4 9GN).

You will receive training one day per week which is a combination of face-to-face and remote, as per your assigned training plan. 

Additional training for functional skills in English and Maths will be undertaken if needed.

You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment to gain your Professional Accountancy/Taxation Technician Level 4 qualification.

There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year offered to all apprentices on programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Development into Finance Officer role for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Number skills, Team working, Literacy skills, Willingness to learn, Willingness to develop, Enjoy working in a busy team


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C or equivalent) Essential
A Level or equivalent Apprenticeship Level 3 Accounts or equivalent (Grade Pass/Distinction) Desired

Things to consider

This vacancy could close sooner if a suitable candidate is found. On the 44 bus route from Worcester town to Malvern.

About the employer

Our Mission To make a difference to older people across Herefordshire and Worcestershire by promoting connections, enabling seamless access to advice, support and services and through awareness raising and advocacy. Our Strategic Aims To Promote Positive Attitudes to Ageing. We will do this by: Treating all older people fairly and with respect, recognising their different needs, choices and values Promoting the value of older people in their communities and to each other Increasing awareness of opportunities available to older people Enabling older people to influence strategic planning and service delivery Promoting the contribution older people can make through their involvement in service provision Identifying and developing new areas of activity and training for older people Provision of Direct Support/Services. We will:- Provide information and support to older people through direct service provision of a consistently high standard Identify and develop new areas of activity to reflect needs and demands Continue to work with under-represented groups and other agencies to ensure that all older people receive the services and support to which all are entitled Develop and support partnerships within Herefordshire and Worcestershire to extend opportunities for service delivery Raise awareness of and to communicate the work of the Organisation Raising Standards. We will support others:- Working with older people to develop high standards of care Working with older people to manage and maintain their high standards of care To ensure they treat older people with dignity and care


Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire






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Training provider



Charlotte Anderson Ilic

01905 330721

Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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