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Accounts Assistant Apprentice


RNIB | Impact Funding Partners

The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining, and improving finance administrative services, predominantly within the Finance Business Partnering team. The role will be required to support and assist with restricted funds and the fundraising directorate.

The role will be required to support and assist with restricted funds and the fundraising directorate, providing administrative and transactional support to enable stakeholder engagement, liaising directly with budget holders across the organisation.

The Finance Business Partnering team is pivotal to RNIB linking finance to other directorates. Providing analysis and delivering insight, improving impact, and understanding to help support the organisations objectives, performance, and Business plans. Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams.

The role will require hard work and working in a dynamic environment, great communication skills, having a can-do attitude with good attention to detail and the willingness to learn. The role will also require the ability to prioritise and complete tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allotted time frames.


Key responsibilities include:

We’re looking for candidates from all backgrounds. As an Accounts Apprentice, you’ll be fully supported by the wider team and given the scope to learn and grow at your own pace.

Today, we work with clients across the public, private and voluntary sectors, and our research gives them the answers they need to make better informed decisions.


  • Restricted project reporting (as required), to run project reports when required, liaise with the FBP or the budget holder directly to ensure all costs look accurate and captured.  Identify if any transactions are incorrect and prepare correction journals.
  • Support the Finance Business Partner (FBP) and FBP team with funder reporting, preparing reports and liaising with the appropriate teams regarding costs to ensure accuracy.
  • Support the FBP in tracking down costs that can be offset towards Restricted Funding by liaising with budget holders and different areas of the organisation.  Liaise with the FBP on movements and journal preparation once costs have been identified.
  • Support the FBP and liaise with other stakeholders on clearing down historical restricted balances, chasing down costs, assuring spend updates are in place and deadlines are adhered to.
  • Undertake a Restricted Funds sweep, checking the restricted funds ledgers to see if any transactions have been posted incorrectly to both restricted and general.
  • Liaise with the Financial Accounts Assistant with updates on Restricted Fund recharges on new projects or amendments.
  • Support the FBP with Fundraising transactional requests, recharges between companies, preparing data for posting journals (liaising with the Financial Accounts Assistant).
  • Support the FBP with Fundraising weekly and monthly reporting, month end preparation, including journal preparation and processing.
  • Undertake ad hoc transaction amendment and, recharges for Restricted Funds and Fundraising.
  • Support the FBP in maintaining and updating the Grant Register with information.
  • Support the FBP with year-end requirements and responsibilities.
  • To buddy up and support other finance areas and directorates as required.


Training provided:

As one of our Finance apprentices, you will be enrolled onto an Assistant Accounts Level 3 AAT Apprenticeship shortly after their start date. The apprenticeship takes approximately 18 months to complete and during this time you’ll achieve the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to work effectively in a Finance role.

This is a Level 3 Finance Apprenticeship role, and significant training and development will be available over an 18 month period. Whilst you will be fully supported to undertake and complete your studies, this programme does require personal commitment to study in your own time, in addition to the time provided by the company.


Requirements and prospects:

Desired skills and personal qualities:

  • Looking to study for an accountancy qualification (AAT/CIMA/ACCA)
  • Communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Team player, willing to support other team members as necessary
  • Good customer service
  • Be well spoken
  • Punctuality
  • Be able to liaise with colleagues & customers confidently
  • Ability to take control of a situation
  • Computer/I.T literate

Future prospects:

  • Potential permanent position for the right candidate

Desired qualifications:

  • 5 GCSEs including maths and English (A-C/8-4) required or equivalent

Things to consider:

As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to start off a fantastic career working for one of the most highly regarded and friendliest agencies in the country. Our excellent training will get you set for success and you’ll be able to take advantage of our great benefits package.

This includes:

In exchange we offer a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service.
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Staff discount schemes


Application process

  1. Once you’ve found a role you’re interested in, simply click the apply button and fill out the form
  2. One of our team will then be in touch to talk to you a bit more about your aspirations and what happens next
  3. If you want to be really proactive, you can also email us your CV here quoting the role you’re interested in

You can read more about the candidate journey and register for job alerts here.


Job details

  • Ref VAC001840169
  • Sector: Charity
  • Programme: Assistant Accounts Level 3 AAT Apprenticeship
  • Location: 105 Judd Street, WC1H 9NE
  • Salary: £17,000.00
  • Closing Date: 01 / 08 / 2022

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