Finance Assistant Apprenticeship

University of York
Heslington, York, YO10 5DD
£17,451.00 annually
22 Oct 2020
02 Nov 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

The main responsibilities are to:
  • Act as a point of contact and investigate and respond to a wide range of financial enquiries from colleagues
  • Process journals, accruals and prepayment to ensure accurate monthly management information
  • Support the budget and forecasting process
  • Monitor and update staffing establishments
  • Provide financial reports as required by budget holders
  • Maintain an auditable financial filing system
  • Advise and train other financial system users in the University

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprentice will work towards their Level 4 Professional Accounting or Taxation Technician apprenticeship and attend York College on a day release arrangement.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Employment is not guaranteed at the end of the apprenticeship. It is, however, anticipated that the role holder will gain the skills and qualifications required to apply for relevant University job vacancies, and will possess a qualification recognised by the industry as being fully qualified in the appointed trade.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 / C or higher) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 / C or higher) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Finance (Grade Pass) Desired

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