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Finance Assistant Apprentice

10374.00 - 15542.00 GBP Annual + (Apprenticeship pay scale)
Closing date
30 Dec 2023

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Job Title: Finance Assistant Apprentice

Job Purpose: To support the Finance Team by providing efficient financial and clerical assistance

Reporting Line: Head of Finance

Start Date: January 2024

Tenure: Fixed-term 18-24 month Apprenticeship contract in the first instance

Full-time, Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm, 37.5 hours per week, with 6 hours granted weekly to attend college or home-learning for the duration of the apprenticeship course (18-24 months)

Course details: Level 2 or 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship, leading to an AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, funded by the School

Salary: GBP10,374 - GBP15,542 (Apprenticeship pay scale)

Application Deadline: 8:00am, Monday 11 December 2023

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Head of Finance in the day to day financial operations
  • To process purchase invoices and assist with the upload of the bi-monthly supplier payrun lists to Head Office
  • To assist in preparing the monthly and annual financial returns for United Learning, in accordance with agreed timescales
  • To maintain departmental budget expenditure records and distribution to budget holders on a monthly basis
  • To liaise with Head Office Access Support to request the addition of new suppliers / new users
  • To maintain the accounts filing system, suitable for audit purposes
  • To assist with the billing of extra charges to parents
  • To reconcile monthly School Credit Card Statements
  • To post various month end journals
  • To be responsible for specific Business Account transactions
  • To raise sales invoices, as requested by the Head of Finance on an ad hoc basis
  • To maintain a list a current prepayments
  • To assist with the School's petty cash and recording monies collected for charities
  • To ensure that Radio, TV and other School licenses and all Copyrights are kept up to date
  • To assist parents and suppliers with queries
  • To carry out such duties as may be reasonably requested

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:


  • This is an entry-level apprenticeship position
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs (grade C/4 and above) required, to include English and Mathematics (essential for the Level 3 apprenticeship programme)
  • The Level 2 apprenticeship requires Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths at a minimum

Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly organised, efficient and able to multi-task
  • Excellent ICT skills and proficient user of Excel and Word
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work under pressure in a busy and fast-paced environment
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Resilience, sound judgement and the ability to consult to resolve issues effectively
  • Commitment to the use of current and emerging technologies to enhance the educational offering and administration of the School

Personal Qualities

  • A commitment and passion to follow a career in Finance
  • A willingness to learn and a dedication to own professional development
  • Energy, enthusiasm and a high degree of self-confidence
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity, discretion and confidentiality
  • Personal warmth to engage positively and gain confidence of internal/external parties
  • A passion for excellence and a commitment to the ongoing development and implementation of the School's vision

To Apply:

Please apply online by clicking on the button below.

Surbiton High School is culturally diverse and are fully committed to celebrating, respecting and learning about inclusion and diversity throughout the community.

Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, Disclosure and Barring Service and Online/Social media Searches

Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email

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