Apprentice finance assistant (AAT Level 4)

Job description

About us

AMICULUM was designed to be different. In 2001, we decided to build a global healthcare communications, consulting and learning business from scratch. We have made substantial progress towards achieving that goal and now have teams based across multiple locations in New Zealand, China, Singapore, UAE, Switzerland, UK and USA. We offer highly specialist services to global pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients, including medical communications, healthcare learning, clinical and commercial consultancy, market access, rare diseases, genomic medicine, digital engagement and advocacy.

The opportunity

Our core expertise is developing accurate and engaging scientific content and delivering that through a variety of communication channels for maximum reach and impact. To enable our teams of healthcare communications professionals to deliver excellent work, we have a business support team comprising specialists in finance, human resources, information technology, creative design and recruitment.

As a result of exciting business growth, AMICULUM is looking for an apprentice finance assistant to join its in-house finance team in Richmond, London. The successful candidate will study the 18/24-month standard Level 4 professional accounting/taxation technician (AAT4) apprenticeship. This is a full-time position, with 4 days per week spent at our Richmond office and 1 day per week allocated to study assigned to a college (our preferred apprenticeship supplier is Richmond-upon-Thames College).

The following elements have been discussed as suitable areas for the apprentice to provide support over time:

  • Processing purchase invoices and credit notes
  • Reconciling credit card and corporate travel accounts
  • Entering freelancer timesheets
  • Processing sales invoices and credit notes, then uploading to external PO system
  • Updating billing schedules
  • Filling in travel and expense trackers
  • Project budget entry
  • Supporting the wider finance team with ad hoc tasks when required


About you

You will be a hardworking, focused individual who is ready to embark on a finance career within a fast-paced and challenging professional services environment. You will have excellent numeracy skills and a logical approach to financial tasks, and you will be flexible when tasked with multiple priorities. Above all, you will be eager to impress and to deliver excellent client service to your agency colleagues.

You will reflect the key attributes that we look for in all colleagues, which are:

  • Intellectual curiosity: you will be ready to undertake a challenging qualification and learn from your experienced colleagues
  • Teamwork and collaboration: you will be a great team player and always on hand to help
  • An exceptional eye for detail: you will be passionate about the accuracy of your work
  • Accountability and responsibility: you will take responsibility for your workload

Required qualifications

Applicants for this position are required to have five GCSE grades A*–C (or 4–9), including Mathematics and English. In order to undertake the Level 4 AAT qualification, you will need to have successfully obtained a Level 3 AAT qualification, or you will have substantial experience in a finance administration role.

Why work at AMICULUM?

We are proud to be a flexible and inclusive employer that provides a supportive working environment. We are committed to developing the careers of our team members and encourage colleagues to create their own career path; we are a job-title-free business that offers progression based on knowledge, skills and ambition. We value creativity and encourage colleagues to offer ideas that further the success of our business. In return, we offer a great benefits package, including two industry-leading annual bonus schemes, a pension scheme and 25 days’ annual leave plus public holidays.


The successful candidate will earn £276 per week (£1200 per month).

Working week (times/hours)

Our office hours are 09:00–17:30, Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week).

How to apply

Please supply a CV and covering letter in support of your application, detailing your experience and interest in working at AMICULUM