Apprentice Accountant KONECTBUS LIMITED

KonectBus is looking to add to their finance team with an apprentice. You will study the level 2 Standard and work towards a qualification accredited by AAT. This is the perfect entry point for a new career in finance at a well-established company in Norfolk. You will be supported by in-house mentors and assessors.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Core working hours are Monday to Friday, 08:30 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key objectives - to ensure that:

  • All financial and KPI information and other metrics required are prepared in a timely, consistent and accurate manner
  • That you align with the Group’s “Go Ahead Way” in all aspects
  • A good working relationship is established with the operations and supervision team to ensure returns are delivered on time

Job Description

  • Bank reconciliations - reconcile all 3 bank accounts. Matching all receipts and payments to invoices or posting to correct accounting code
  • Sales
  • To create invoices for adhoc hire/parking spaces, scholars’ tickets, P&R hire and contract revenue.
  • To maintain the contract workbooks updated with new/changed contracts in liaison with the Commercial and Contracts Manager. Posting revenue from contracts + P&R hire for all depots during the period end week.
  • Contactless revenue – To reconcile transactions from Elavon to amounts received in bank. Posting of revenue and fees.
  • Credit card reconciliation – to reconcile card statement to entries on the GEA cashbooks and post the revenue into accounts
  • Calculating and posting the bad debt provision
  • Using aged debt reports to identify and chase invoice payments from customers that are past their due date.
  • Purchases - To Reconcile Mastercard payments to credit card request forms and receipts and verify VAT, posting the expenses into accounts
  • General ledger
  • To post all general ledger journals as required to the Fusion system
  • To maintain the fixed asset register, correctly entering additions and disposals in the correct period. To reconcile the fixed asset register to the general ledger at the end of each period.
  • Using raw data to create and maintain reports which are useful to others within the company. Eg; Revenue Tracker, Contract revenue review, Passenger Sales mix.
  • Payroll – to calculate holiday averages for employees to provide monetary amounts for holidays taken each week.
  • Fleet management – To ensure vehicles are taxed and insured at all times.
  • To provide operational holiday and sickness coverage. 
  • To ensure you are aware of the Go Ahead Way operational requirements for the Finance Function and adhere to them
  • To ensure that all company heath and safety processes are followed at all times and to challenge behaviours that do not meet our standards.
  • To take notes to support the management team at disciplinary and grievance meetings.
  • Any such other tasks as may be required within the small business environment. 

Limits of Authority:

  • Not to commit to expenditure
  • Not to speak to the press or public media

The training you will be getting

  • Accounts / Finance Assistant - Level 2, Standard.
  • Weekly workshops delivered online or in classroom.
  • 1:1 assessor provided by the training provider.
  • AAT accreditation.
  • Workplace mentor.
  • Maths and English if necessary.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

It is possible to progress on to further qualifications upon successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A* - C or 4 - 9 (level 2)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A* - C or 4 - 9 (level 2)) Desired

About the employer

We are a bus operator who provides essential links to many locations throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Many of our routes serve Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Colchester and many of these are operated under contract to the local county council. We also operate the Norwich Park and Ride scheme on behalf of Norfolk County Council. With our fleet of 165 vehicles we carried 5.4 million passengers in 2023.




7 John Goshawk Road


NR19 1SY

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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


Anthony Winsper

01603 306611

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

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