Finance Administration Apprentice


Derby, DE21 6BF

Closes in 9 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 4 June 2024


Looking to begin your career in finance? EMA are supporting this well established law firm based on Pride Park Derby to find their next apprentice! You will join a company with career progression, rewards & recognition. Supported to achieve a level 3 qualification in Accounting, alongside skills and duties such as invoicing and processing payments.

Annual wage
£13,500 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Assistant accountant (level 3)
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August


1 Year 3 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

The Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard includes 6 AAT exams, in addition to the Synoptic Assessment as part of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) process. You will recieve a AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting upon successful completion.

The knowledge units will be delivered at the EMA training hub in Derby or Nottingham (depending on apprentices’ location) through day release.

AAT Modules are as follows:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping (L2 Unit)
  • Principles of Bookkeeping (L2 Unit)
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Business Awareness
  • Tax Processes for Business

Where you’ll work


Stanier Way

Wyvern Business Park


DE21 6BF


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Assistant accountant (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Assist with the investigation and response to financial information queries.
  • Record and analyse financial data using the organisation’s standard tools and processes.
  • Apply double entry bookkeeping and accounting standards to process financial documents, generate financial statements and report financial information to users of accounts.
  • Assist with production of accurate financial information for the preparation of accounts.
  • Reconcile financial data, such as, preparation of reconciliations or review of reconciliations.
  • Investigate, resolve or escalate transactional queries and errors within their remit as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Communicate financial information in a way that non-finance stakeholders can interpret and understand.
  • Utilise digital skills to present key financial information using finance and accounting software and applications.
  • Use software packages to assist with basic accounting tasks in line with cyber and data security requirements, using data securely and safely, including backing up data.
  • Communicate using varying approaches and different media methods with an appreciation of the risks and benefits to the business of social media and other digital applications.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths and English (grade 4 or C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Team working
    • Understanding of Excel
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Good written skills

    Other requirements

    What do we offer? Career progression opportunities. We pride ourselves on home-grown talent! Annual career planning platforms. We want to hear all about you and your goals for the year & help you to facilitate your personal and professional ambitions. A company culture that embodies empowerment and ownership. We don’t do hierarchy! Company ‘get togethers’. There’s always something fun happening over here. Rewards & recognition programme. You want to be recognised for your efforts don’t you? We love celebrating success. Westfield health benefits. We want to make sure you have access to look after your physical and mental health.

    About this company

    We are a well-established law firm, regulated by the SRA who specialise in Will, Probate & Estate Planning. We have built a network across the country which work together on a mission to change the way people think about making a Will and preserve not only our clients’ financial assets but their emotional assets too, for future generations. We are here to protect memories, not just money. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Career progression and tailored development plan.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Jacqui Norris-Golding

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000255432.

    Apply now

    Closes in 9 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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