Apprentice Finance and Administration Officer AINDALE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD

Come and join a professional, friendly team who care passionately about our customers. We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice. You will be liaising with internal teams, including Directors along with a small, friendly management team completing varied accounting and administration duties.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The wage range may be £10.982.40 to £21.673.60 - The starting rate will be dependent upon your experience – the rate may increase during the apprenticeship, subject to satisfactory achievement of work and apprenticeship targets

  • Working week

    8.15 – 5.15 pm – Monday to Friday - 1-hour unpaid lunch

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Apprentice Finance and Administration Officer will provide the appropriate Finance, Order Administration, Facilities Management and Administrative Support to effectively support the organisation, ensuring all obligations are met, to liaise with external parties such as bank, Auditors, Surveyors, Facilities.


  • Keep financial records and perform financial procedures on a daily basis (e.g., receipts, payments, journals, supplier & customer invoices, requests, petty cash)
  • Daily reconciliation and cash flow forecasting for all companies
  • Daily production of contract renewal invoicing process
  • Ensure expenses are authorised and processed in accordance with agreed procedures
  • Maintain the accounting reporting process, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of all ledgers and all supporting documentation and compliance with finance process and regulations
  • Maintain accounting records, ensuring they are complete, accurate, well archived and safeguarded
  • Ensure agreed reporting dates are maintained according to our policies and procedures
  • To facilitate the opening of new ledger accounts to the agreed process and for sales, with the approved credit limit, direct debit mandate and payment terms
  • Carry out the agreed debtors chase process reporting back as required
  • Reconcile Company Bank Accounts daily
  • Resolve accounts queries with relevant parties in a timely manner
  • Process payment schedules
  • Reconcile Suppliers invoices and statements
  • Produce monthly stock figures, reports & reconcile
  • Update database contracts
  • Month end procedures to achieve company deadlines
  • Ensuring that the Policies of the company are observed and that good practice is encouraged, particularly in the areas of Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and confidentiality


As part of your contract of the Apprenticeship Training Programme forms part of your duties as well as helping your personal and professional development; the requirements to complete the programme are as follows:

  • Attend and be punctual for all induction, lessons and work-based training & support sessions
  • Complete all required assignments and build a portfolio of evidence on-going
  • Access support from your tutor, assessor and manager


Why work for us?

  • We aim to provide you with peace of mind in addition to an attractive salary and eligibility to participate in the discretionary annual bonus opportunities
  • You will also receive an excellent benefit package including:
  • Company funded industry qualifications
  • Workplace Pension*
  • Close to town centre / bus station / train station
  • Free car parking
  • Attendance Bonus Scheme*
  • Sick pay scheme
  • 22 days holiday + Bank Holidays, increasing with length of service to a max of 30 days

*after a qualifying period


We are an equal opportunities employer and committed to ensuring all applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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

An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominantly either as an assistant accountant within practise or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Part of their role will involve assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. In addition, the Assistant Accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations. 

You will cover the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours - please copy link below for full details:


We will be delivering the industry recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technician) Diploma in Accounting Level 3 as part of this apprenticeship standard.

You will complete an End Point Assessment to test your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours and will involve:

A portfolio/professional observation

A professional discussion

An in tray test

You will be required to attend Kirklees College in Huddersfield one day per week as part of your apprenticeship.


Essential Skills:

  • We are not only looking for someone with skill but are more interested in those with the right attitude, striving to grow within a business, driven and ambitious. If you have any previous experience that is beneficial
  • Our ideal candidate will have strong communication skills who wants to learn whilst seeing projects from start to finish but unashamed to ask when you need support, hold your hands up and take accountability when you make mistakes proactively help us find solutions efficiently
  • We are looking for someone who wishes to develop with us, professionally and personally with training opportunities plentiful
  • You should be IT literate and have a good understanding of Microsoft Packages, in particular, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Have the ability to work to deadlines, with good time management


If you have an interest in finance administration, providing excellent customer service and also IT, then this is the role for you.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is a strong possibility that you will gain a permanent position following successful employment as well as achievement of the full apprenticeship qualification.

There may also be further apprenticeship or other training available following successful employment and achievement of the apprenticeship.

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent ICT (Grade Pass Merit or Distinction) Desired
Other AAT L2/3 (Grade Pass Merit or Distinction) Essential
Other Experience working in accounting (Grade 1 year) Essential

Things to consider

The first stage, after initial application will be to make contact wihh Nichola Barnes on 07788 390025 to discuss your application. This position may close early, so please apply as soon as possible.

About the employer

With over 30 years in the industry we are a leading provider of IT solutions. By taking the time to understand your business and its requirements, we become a genuine trusted advisor & business partner, assisting you in Aindale, established in 1985, is a leading provider of IT solutions and services. With over 30 years experience and a large team of accredited IT professionals, Aindale is an independent supplier offering first class service for IT throughout the Yorkshire region and the UK. Aindale is a dedicated member of the IT Network Group. Since joining in April 2005 our membership grew into leadership of the 60 plus members as our Managing Director, Wayne Cockerill is also Chairman of this leading IT Group further strengthening our expert industry knowledge and connections. Throughout its long history of supplying customers with the technology and expertise they need, Aindale has amassed many certifications and accreditations. Our staff of over 50 dedicated individuals includes Microsoft trained and accredited technicians. We are a Symantec Gold Partner and we are accredited and approved by Sage as a reseller and trainer. We are an Intel Technology Provider and also an Epson Express Centre to name just a few.







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Training provider



Nichola Barnes


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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