Peabody employees

Finance Apprentice

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Work type: Fixed-Term - Full Time
Location: Waterloo, SE1
Department: Finance
Salary: £16500

Peabody is looking to recruit a Finance Apprentice on an 24 month Apprenticeship

The role provides the opportunity to learn a variety of skills working within our Finance department that fulfil all the elements of an Assistant Accountant. 

The main purpose of the role is to be responsible for day to day processing of journals involving Banking, month-end, Fixed Assets and monthly balance sheet reconciliations. This role will be within the Finance team and will support the operational delivery of financial services.

Department Responsibilities:

  • To work within Peabody offices to learn about the business, to develop interpersonal, finance and accounting skills
  • To work with the Finance Manager in carrying out financial and capital accounting tasks with a view to progressing towards a Finance Assistant level
  • To be responsible for the daily processing of journal transactions on SUN system using export files from other sub-ledgers where necessary
  • To be responsible for daily bank statement downloads and electronic filing
  • Banking, including reconciliation of expenses and bank reconciliations
    To control account reconciliations and clearing suspense account
  • To provide support and assist the team with analyses as required
  • To gain awareness of Financial Operating Regulations and work in line with Peabody processes and procedures, being vigilant all the time in order to safeguard controls
  • To run financial reports as required by the Finance Manager
  • To operate IT systems, including bespoke packages, as required: - Microsoft Office, Peabody’s Intranet, SUN Accounts, PA Advantage products
  • To lead and promote a positive health and safety culture, ensuring, as far as practicable, that activities are carried out under your control and in accordance with Peabody Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • To ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to so that consistent and standard practice is achieved across the organisation
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Heads of Service or their nominees

Skills/experience required:


  • Willingness to learn new skills and be flexible in your approach
  • Ability to work independently, exercising good initiative and judgement
  • Proven time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong approach to teamwork and the ability to collaborate and step-up when to help the organisation achieve its mission
  • Excellent all-round IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to carry out manual work responsibilities
  • Capacity and willingness to receive training in the use of special equipment, materials and chemicals


  • Basic accounting knowledge/experience
  • Level 2 AAT qualification or equivalent

Qualifications required:

  • 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or higher including Maths and English or a Level 2 apprenticeship in a finance related discipline

Apprenticeship Qualification

  • Successful completion of the Level 3 Assistant Account Apprenticeship will give you the AAT level 3 qualification
  • Apprenticeship training will be provided by First Intuition and will mainly be delivered remotely

Anticipated interview dates are week commencing 8th February 2021.  Anticipated start date is March 2021.


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