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Accounts Assistant Level 2

Company Name:
HIVE Client Services
Apprenticeship Standard:
Accounting - Accounts OR Finance Assistant Level 2
24 Jan 2023
Vacancy Type:
Working Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm, 1 hour lunch
Yearly Holiday including Bank Holidays:
Job Advert
Accounts Apprentice
HIVE Client Services
North End
National minimum wage for age (see Things to keep in mind), Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm, 1 hour lunch, 37.5 hours a week
This role is subject to a successful DBS check that the employer will provide
We offer various Property Services and come under the Blue Bombini Group, which includes HIVE Client Services, PS&B (Sussex) Ltd, Victory Insurance Services, Lease X, GJ Surveying & Management and Carr & Priddle.

HIVE Client Services (formally known as AJ Wheeler Bookkeeping Services) is based in the Portsmouth and Bognor Regis Offices. We employ 12 members of staff, which cover Credit Control, Residential Accounts and Estate Management Accounts. We are looking to take on an Accounts Apprentice to help grow the team.

The role will involve working within the Estate Management Accounts Department looking after the Block/Properties we manage. You will be working with the Property Managers across the group in preparing accounts for Leaseholders/Freeholders.
  • Creating reports for property accounts
  • Assisting with bank statements
  • Looking after petty cash
  • Prepare invoice packs for sending to accountants
  • Prepare green Service Charge Accounts files for sending to accountants
  • Year End QUBE postings (Accounts software)
  • Liaise with departments as and when required
  • Carry out any other duties as instructed by your Line Manager
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good multi-tasking skills
  • Accuracy in data entry and attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Personal qualities
  • Willingness to learn
  • Confidence in dealing with people at all levels
  • Team player
  • Proactive and flexible approach to work
  • Quick learner

GCSE 9-4/A*-C in English and maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in both, proof of certificates is required
Due to the demands of the role, applications with less than the required grades will not be considered. Equally, applications received without stating GCSE maths and English/Functional Skills/equivalent results will not be considered.
If you hold a Level 2 AAT Certificate or verifiable knowledge a discussion can be had about moving straight onto the Level 3 apprenticeship.

Course breakdown

The apprenticeship will need you to attend classes at college one day a week for the length of a full college day, which you need to commit to. Time spent training will come under the working hours per week.

Apprentices are independently assessed at the end of their programme to achieve the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship at a Pass or Distinction grade.
  • Synoptic Test (3 hours on a College PC – 40%) Covering: IT Systems/Processes, Standards, Reporting, Analysis, Comms, Problem Solving, Quality and Accountability within a Financial Accounting Environment.
  • A portfolio and reflective discussion (60%) showing evidence of knowledge, skills and behaviours while within the workplace had met required standards.
  • Standard Level 2 AAT Exams after each individual unit.
Future prospects
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, and subject to progress as an employee, HIVE Client Services would like to offer you a full time job. Job progression is to move within the group and experience other accounts functions as well as study for further accountancy qualifications.
Things to keep in mind
  • Wage - under 18: £4.81, 18 to 20: £6.83, 21 to 22: £9.18, 23 and over £9.50
  • Right to work check will be carried out
  • Full induction will be provided
  • Career plan will be discussed
  • 20 days annual leave excluding bank holidays
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme