Apprentice Finance Assistant


We are looking for a conscientious and enthusiastic person to work as part of our finance team to ensure that all financial transactions with both clients and suppliers are accurate, timely, and compliant with good practice, and that the experience for clients and suppliers dealing with us is friendly and positive.

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Monthly wage

National Minimum Wage for Age

Total hours per week

37.5 hours

Expected duration

13 Months

Possible start date

01 Sep 2021


  • Key activities and responsibilities
  • Enter and manage transactions in Sage (accounting system)
  • Provide support in preparing invoices for services we have provided and send to clients
  • Deal with client phone and email enquiries about billing and other matters, courteously, professionally and accurately
  • Support colleagues with enquiries about invoicing and payment
  • Reconcile bank statements and control accounts with records in Sage
  • Process supplier invoices and liaise with relevant studio principal for sign-off
  • Support Finance Director with payroll and expenses management where needed
  • Ensure records are filed accurately
  • Provide support to the administration team when required

Working week

Monday - Friday

37.5 hour per week

Date posted

10 Jun 2021

Apprenticeship Level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship


1 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Enjoy multi-tasking in a busy environment
  • Good, positive phone manner, able to listen well and understand clients’ issues
  • Confident with mental arithmetic
  • Looking for development and training opportunities
  • Believer in supportive environments, sharing with stakeholders
  • An understanding of equality and diversity
  • Comfortable with computer systems, Microsoft Office and SharePoint (training will be given)


GCSE (or equivalent) grade C/4 or above in English and maths

Personal Qualities

  • Passionate about quality, detail and accuracy in systems
  • Friendly, cheerful, positive and motivated about the work we do

Future Prospects

Opportunities to grow with the business and become a permanent member of the team

About the employer

Austin-Smith:Lord has been delivering the highest degree of creative and practical thought in architecture since 1949. Our celebrated history has given rise to many buildings of national importance, and over 150 awards and commendations for outstanding architectural and environmental design.

We provide architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interior design and conservation services to a very wide range of clients, and this variety in itself is a constant fund of new ideas, possibilities and inspirations across the Practice.



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Training provider

Accounts / Finance Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship

Training framework

Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2

Training provider

Kaplan Financial Ltd


Allan Chan

Application instructions

Please email a copy of your CV

Application closing date: 30 Jun 2021

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