Apprentice – Accounts Assistant (Fees) City of London Corporation

We are looking to recruit a Level 2 apprentice to join the Finance team at the City of London Freemen's school in Ashtead, Surrey. You will predominately be working on the Fees ledger whilst undertaking the AAT L2 qualification. You will support our busy accounts payable team processing purchase requisitions and answering queries.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    City of London Corporation staff can take advantage of the pension scheme. They also receive discounts and special offers for a wide range of products and services.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5.30pm core hours. Flexibility will be required for business needs.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Purpose of Post

To assist the Director of Finance in providing a high-quality customer focused financial accounting and information service to the City of London Freemen’s School.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

To assist the Fees Manager with:

  •  Raising Fee invoices, credit notes and journals and recover monies due to Freemen’s in respect of education, lunches, trips etc. using Oasis and Oracle.
  • Pro-actively chase aged debts as directed by Fees Manager and assist in completing the monthly debt reports.
  • Raising queries to debtors in writing and dealing with follow-up correspondence.
  • Reconciling the Fees bank account each month.
  • Ensuring the pupil ledgers in Oasis are up to date.
  • Setting up and collecting monies via Direct Debit.
  • Support the Accounts Payable team with creating purchase orders in the City’s financial accounting system (Oracle).
  • Answering enquiries from suppliers and staff as to financial coding by using the Corporation's computerised accounting system, Oracle.
  • Actively seek to implement the City of London’s Equal Opportunity Policy and the objective to promote equality of opportunity in relation to the duties of the post.
  • To undertake any other duties that may be requested appropriate to the grade.
  • Actively seek to implement the City of London’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy in relation to the duties of the post, and at all times give due regard to the health and safety of both themselves and others when performing their duties.
  • Actively seek to implement the City of London’s Equal Opportunity Policy and the objective to promote equality of opportunity in relation to the duties of the post.


The training you will be getting

You will be supported to achieve the Accounts assistant level 2 apprenticeship. Theoretical training will be delivered by the training provider on a weekly basis. Practical training and support will be given in the workplace allowing you to embed your learning in the working environment. You will receive 6 hours per week to completed course work within your working hours.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, we aim to offer a permanent role within the team if a position is available. Alternatively, we shall endeavour to secure an alternative position within the City of London Corporation 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C / 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C / 5) Essential

About the employer

The City Corporation with a rich history that precedes parliament, the City Corporation has been an ever constant throughout history adapting in order to meet modern demands of the City it serves, and is home to some of the world’s most striking modern architecture. The City of London Corporation forms part of London as a whole, along with the 32 London Boroughs who have responsibility for local government services within their local area. Based at the Guildhall the City Corporation looks after and promotes the City of London


City of London Corporation


Philp House

City Freemans School

Park Lane

KT21 1EN


Mrs Debra Widmer

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply online and ensure that you answer the questions in the Recruitment Information Pack - please include your answers in the supporting information section of the application form. We are unable to accept curriculum Vitae (CVs)

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Mar 2024