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Assistant Accountant Apprentice Level 3 with Royal Free London NHS FT

  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • London, Greater London
  • £22000 per annum

To rotate through placements within the finance directorate sections of accounts payable, accounts receivable, cashiers, financial accounts, costing and pricing, and management accounts. At each placement, to support the delivery of that section’s workload.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £22,000 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    18 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Assistant accountant (ST0002)
  • Employer
    Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Based in Enfield


Royal Free World Class Values

The post holder will offer World Class Care to service users, staff, colleagues, clients and patients alike so that everyone at the Royal Free can feel:

Welcome all of the time, Confident because we are clearly communicating, Respected and cared for and Reassured that they are always in safe hands.

1.RESPONSIBILITIES – in training, under supervision

Accounts Payable

  • Ensure the timely and accurate payments of creditor invoices, either by computer or manually.
  • Ensure that all invoices and requests for payment have been authorise a per Standing Financial Instructions.


  • Assist with providing a service to all customers relating to the handling of patient, exchequer and charitable fund monies and to ensure that these are carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible and in accordance with financial instructions/procedures.

Accounts receivable

  • Raise all invoices and credit notes on the Trust invoice system.
  • Answer debtors’ queries and assist in the collection of debts.

Financial accounts

  • Support the financial accountants and capital accountant, to provide a full range of accountancy services to customers.

Financial management

  • Support the production of budget reports from the financial ledger, investigation of variances from plan.
  • Support regular reviews with budget managers for intelligence gathering, providing information and analysis.


  • Be alert to the responsibilities of all staff working in a healthcare organisation, provide a service within the responsibilities of the job and aligned with World class care values.


  • Seek opportunities and make suggestions to improve services.


  • Adhere to trust guidelines and practice in the use and conservation of resources, including power, heating, lighting and stationery, and in waste management.


  • Growing self-awareness and developing successful strategies for maintaining well-being
  • Communication and listening
  • Working with others
  • Time management and planning
  • Planning and organising for your work and study
  • Following instruction


  • Practice at all times according to the Information governance competencies covered in mandatory and statutory training.
  • Adhere to any additional Finance regulations.


  • Support the introduction of new systems.


Infection Control

Infection control is everyone’s responsibility. All staff, both clinical and non clinical, are required to adhere to the Trust’s Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures and the Health Act (2006) Code of Practice for the prevention and control healthcare associated infections and make every effort to maintain high standards of infection control at all times thereby reducing the risk of Healthcare Associated infections.

It is the duty of every member of staff to take personal responsibility for the prevention and control of infection, as laid down in the Trust’s polices and procedures which reflect the statutory requirements of the Hygiene Code.

  • To work in close collaboration with the Infection Control Team.
  • To ensure that monitoring of clinical practice is undertaken at the agreed frequency.
  • To ensure that the ward environments are cleaned and maintained to the highest standards; ensuring that shortfalls are rectified, or escalate as necessary.
  • To ensure that all relevant monitoring data and issues are provided to the Directorate’s Governance structures.
  • To ensure that all staff are released to attend infection control-related educational sessions and staff with specialist roles, e.g. link practitioners, are released to undertake their duties.

Health and Safety at Work

The post holder is required to:

  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself/herself and other persons who may be affected by their actions or omissions at work.
  • Co-operate with the employer in ensuring that all statutory and other requirements are complied with.

Confidentiality & Data Protection

The post holder has a responsibility to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and maintain confidentiality of staff, patients and Trust business.

If you are required to process information, you should do so in a fair and lawful way, ensuring accuracy is maintained. You should hold information only for the specific registered purpose and not use or disclose it in any way incompatible with such a purpose.

You should disclose information only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed. Breaches of confidentiality in relation to information will result in disciplinary action, which may include dismissal. Employees are expected to comply with all Trust policies and procedures and to work in accordance of the Data Protection Act 1998. For those posts where there is management or supervision of other staff it is the responsibility of that employee to ensure that their staff receive appropriate training (e.g. HISS induction, organising refresher sessions for staff when necessary.)

Conflict of Interest

The Trust is responsible for ensuring that the services for patients in its care meet the highest standards. Equally, it is responsible for ensuring that staff do not abuse their official position, to gain or benefit themselves, their family or friends.

Equality and Diversity

The Trust values equality and diversity in employment and in the services we provide. It is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment and will keep under review our policies and procedures to ensure that the job related needs of all staff working in the Trust are recognised. The Trust aims to ensure that all job applicants, employees or clients are treated fairly and valued equally regardless of sex, marital status, domestic circumstances, age, race, colour, disablement, ethnic or national origin, social background or employment status, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs, HIV status, gender reassignment, political affiliation or trade union membership. Selection for training and development and promotion will be on the basis of the individual’s ability to meet the requirements for the job.

You are responsible for ensuring that the Trust’s policies, procedures and obligation in respect of promoting equality and diversity are adhered to in relation to both staff and services.

Vulnerable Groups

  • To carry out responsibilities in such a away as to minimise risk of harm to children, young people and vulnerable adults and to promote their welfare in accordance with the Children Act 2004, Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006) and No Secrets guidance (DH 2000).
  • To demonstrate an understanding of and adhere to the trust’s child protection policies.

No Smoking

The Trust implemented a No Smoking Policy, which applies to all staff. Staff contravening this policy will be subject to disciplinary procedures.

Standards of dress

All staff are expected to abide by the Trust’s guidance on standards of dress.

This job description outlines the current main responsibilities of the post. However the duties of the post may change and develop over time and may therefore be amended in consultation with the post holder,

For more information about this vacancy please contact BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 01133 500 333 (Ref ID: 246217)

Company website : www.royalfree.nhs.uk

  • IT Skills, Knowledge if Microsoft Office.
  • Customer Service Skills.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Numeracy Skills.

5 GCSE's Grade 4 or C and above

As an Accountancy Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship at Level 3. Within the apprenticeship you will undertake the full AAT Level 3 qualification.

The apprenticeship will be completed at a BPP centre or via the Online Classroom platform, in addition to at the workplace.

  • Able to work as a team member.
  • Able to document information accurately.
  • Good telephone manner.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Committed to personal development.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Numeracy skills.
The trust works towards employing all apprentices once their training has been completed.

Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s).

BPP have a dedicated team who support students with disabilities, learning difficulties, health conditions and wellbeing. Please contact us at apprenticeshipapplications@bpp.com if you have any queries or would like more details.

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