Finance Assistant Apprentice EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE LTD

We have an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is eager to kickstart their career in Finance. The successful candidate will play a vital role in assisting our teams while learning all things finance. You will also gain your Level 3 AAT Qualification. You will be maintaining petty cash system, dealing with bank account reconciliations.

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

At East Cheshire Hospice you will find a dynamic environment with various business areas including retail, lottery, events statutory funding, and donations which offers an excellent opportunity to gain a broad range of valuable experiences.

Duties include:

  • Retail income processing and liaising with shop managers on queries
  • Reception till reconciliations and supporting reception volunteers with till/finance queries
  • Bank account reconciliations
  • Preparation of weekly banking/cash courier service
  • Maintaining petty cash system
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register and depreciation postings
  • Reconciling investment reports and maintaining deposit account records
  • Provide cover for/assistance to other Finance Team members as deemed appropriate by the Finance Manager, to meet departmental requirements. This will cover both income and purchase ledger processing
  • Supporting with group mailboxes, dealing with correspondence arriving in the Finance Department, sort and distribute to the relevant staff member as appropriate
  • Answering the telephone and deal professionally with enquiries
  • Deal appropriately with all visitors to the Finance Office
  • General office duties as necessary including photocopying, ordering office stationery, filing and archiving

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

You will achieve a Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Qualification. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completion of your apprenticeship, you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full-time positions within the business.

Progression on to the Level 4 AAT.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Forward thinking, Identify issues


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/B+) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/B+) Essential

About the employer

Since 1988, East Cheshire Hospice has been caring for people living with life-limiting illnesses. We put our patients, their carers and families at the centre of everything we do, and our expert medical treatment is only the start of the holistic care we provide. We prioritise each patient’s needs and wishes, aiming to improve overall quality of life with practical assistance, emotional and spiritual support. At a time when family is so important, we also support carers and relatives with social and family services, counselling, complementary therapies and much more. All of our services are provided free of charge to those who need them. However, only 17% of our funding is from the government and the remainder is donated by the communities we serve: Buxton, Congleton, High Legh, High Peak, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Poynton, Wilmslow and everywhere in between.




East Cheshire Hospice

Millbank Drive


SK10 2HB

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Training provider



Maxim Business Training


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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