Big Red Construction

Accountancy Apprenticeship Level 3 – Big Red Construction

The role will include various Accounting and administrative duties with the aim to develop and have more responsibility during your apprenticeship.


Wage – £4.81 per hour
Duration – 12-15 months
Start date – 07 December 2022
Posted – 07/11/2022

Working Week:

Monday – Friday, shifts to be confirmed

Apprenticeship level




The role will include some of the following areas:

  • General administrative duties including typing
  • Correspondence by e-mail and letter
  • Processing receipts, sales invoices and payments
  • Providing excellent customer services to our clients, through incoming and outgoing calls, emails and face to face meetings
  • Completing VAT return forms
  • Ensuring that accounts are accurately monitored and recorded
  • Dealing with payroll by processing wages and employee expense claims
  • Preparing profit and loss accounts sheets
  • Preparing balance sheets
  • Answering the phone and reading/sending emails to clients
  • To deal courteously and efficiently with all visitors that comes to the office
  • To undertake filing, record keeping
  • Using Microsoft Packages, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Inputting data onto internal systems with a high level of accuracy
  • Assisting all members of the team as and when required
  • Recording incoming post in the post book, and recording any donations received via the post onto batch sheet
  • Import online donations into Sage and Donorflex and reconcile.
  • Weekly processing of purchase orders under the supervision of the Finance Assistant
  • Dealing with credit card transactions made at reception, over the phone and by the post.
  • Cover routine duties in the absence of other members of the Finance Team
  • Assist with preparation for the annual audit
  • Contribute to the development of audit, standards, quality improvement and action plans for the finance team.
  • Undertake any other duties required by the DFR or finance manager commensurate with the post
  • Processing sales and purchase invoices
  • Checking purchase orders raised
  • Processing and preparation of VAT Returns
  • Obtain full knowledge and use of the accounting and operational system
  • General admin duties

To apply: please send your CV to Nichola at

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Desired skills
• Somebody who is a good verbal communicator who has a polite, clear and professional telephone manner
• Must have a good level of literacy skills
• IT literate and have a good understanding of Microsoft Packages
• Required to work to deadlines, with good time management
• Good numeracy skills
• Confident in using email and the internet
• The successful candidate will be organised
• Willing to work effectively in the team

Desired Personal Qualities
• An enthusiastic individual
• Flexible approach to work in order to meet company needs and key events
• Must be punctual as well as having a good attendance record
• Ability to work on own initiative, when required
• Ability to work effectively as both part of a team and as an individual
• Respond positively to the demands of a varied workload
• Friendly and approachable
• Commitment to undertake continued training and development


English and maths grade 4 or above and AAT Level 2 apprenticeship qualification or experience in an accounting position of at least 1 year

About the employer

Big Red Construction

SKA Business Park, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield HD1 3LG
Big Red has been built from the ground up and what started as a basic bar fit out business has developed into a major construction company across multiple sectors. The journey is still in its infancy, and we all believe the sky is the limit for us as a company. With the right strategy, people, and mind set we can achieve anything. 

Closing date: As soon as possible