Apprentice Finance Officer East Midlands Housing Group

We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Finance Officer to join our team to provide a flexible, high quality and efficient finance service that meets the needs of all internal and external customers. To ensure the accuracy and completeness of all financial records including income, expenditure and assets.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    35 hours a week, Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm. The post will be based at our refurbished head office in Coalville, Leicestershire. This is a fixed term post for 18 months.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To prepare, review and post various recoding and accrual journals as part of the monthly management accounts process in an accurate and timely manner.
  • To deal promptly with queries via telephone or e-mail, taking accurate messages where appropriate and ensuring queries are resolved in a timely manner.
  • To keep appropriate paperwork and documentation to support all financial transactions processed onto the system.
  • To run reports, analyse data and complete schedules & reconciliations as appropriate to ensure that all customer/supplier accounts are accurate and up to date.
  • To provide analysis and reports as required by the Management Accounts Team or other members of the finance team.
  • To ensure that all work completed is accurate and thorough. To deal with financial information with sensitivity and confidentiality as appropriate.
  • To attend the designated college course and work to achieve the requirements set out by the college.
  • To contribute through projects and activities designed to widen personal learning and development and to support the business needs of the group.


The training you will be getting

This is a 15 month programme which combines dedicated workplace
mentoring, on-the-job experience, access to high quality online
resources alongside an outstanding blended delivery model.
This route builds the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours
required to become a highly competent Assistant Accountant.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will have a Level 3 AAT qualification. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified, future jobs could include:

• Accounts Administrator
• Credit Controller
• Tax Assistant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Professional Attitude


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Our generous package includes: • Competitive salary • Contributory pension scheme • Health cash plan – BHSF • 39 days’ annual leave (including statutory days), increasing with length of service (pro-rata for part time) • Flexible working • A wide range of training & development opportunities (we are an Investors in People accredited organisation)

About the employer

emh group is one of the largest providers of affordable homes and support services in the East Midlands. We pride ourselves in providing high quality homes and services that contribute to sustainable communities. Our vision is to be the best social housing and care business in the country, leading the market as service provider and employer. Our values are important to us and we’re looking for people who can help live our values of Integrity, Diversity, Openness, Accountability, Clarity and Excellence.


East Midlands Housing Group


Memorial House

Whitwick Business Park


LE67 4JP


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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

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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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