Vacancy | Accounts Assistant Apprentice

The accounts team at Priestfield are looking for an apprentice.

Gillingham Football Club seeks an apprentice to join its finance team to assist the Financial Controller with basic accounting functions using mainly Sage and Excel software.

Reporting directly to the Financial Controller you will learn and be responsible for:

Basic month end journals i.e. prepayments, depreciation, income release Posting weekly shop takings

Reconciling credit card takings

Reconciling deposits for catering events

Posting catering income into Sage Assisting with various Catering reconciliations and checks

Processing daily ticket office reconciliations

Bank reconciliations for small accounts

Petty cash posting into Sage Internal recharge account reconciliations

Boys Academy bookkeeping

GFC Trust bookkeeping

Take Heart (Charity) bookkeeping

Match day finance duties

Adhoc duties from Financial Controller


£138.76 PW

Mon – Fri, 9am – 5:30pm, paid 7.5 hrs a day

One hour lunch is unpaid

Sat Matches (usually twice a month)

12:30pm – 8pm (taken back as TOIL)

Training time is taken as TOIL if not between the normal hours of work
Skills Required

Basic Excel skills Communication Problem solving skills

Personal Qualities:

Honesty and reliability Good work ethic Ability to work with others Determination and persistence Wants to learn accountancy Understands importance of confidentiality

Qualifications Required:

Mathematics GCSE above C

English GCSE above D
Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.
Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2018, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.


Important Information:

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.
KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.