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Job Title : Finance Apprentice
Employer : Biggleswade Academy
Location : Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8NX
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Accounting - Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Other
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11058
Vacancy Short Description : Are you looking for a challenge having completed level 2 of your AAT qualification? Do you want to join a friendly, established team who will help develop you? LIFE Academies Trust are looking for you!

 

Qualifications Required : Candidates must hold A*-C in GCSE Maths and English or a Level 2 equivalent plus AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting OR Foundation diploma in Accounting and Business
Vacancy Full Description : Are you looking for a challenge having completed level 2 of your AAT qualification? Do you want to join a friendly, established team who will help develop you? LIFE Academies Trust are looking for you!

As a Finance Apprentice your responsibilities may include:

Work closely with the Finance Manager to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of all the finance function
Process purchase orders and match them to purchase invoices
Set up new supplier accounts and maintain existing account details
Deal with supplier queries
Process staff business expense claims
Maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of school-related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential and sensitive information
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 37 hrs pw Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm
Salary : £185.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 05/05/2017
Possible Start Date : 05/06/2017
Personal Qualities : You will be suited to this role if you are:

Highly motivated

Diplomatic

Professional approach

Good organisational and time management skills
Attention to detail

Ability to build and form good relationships with
students, colleagues and other professionals

Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities
Skills Required : Proficient in high volumes of data entry

Experience of dealing with a wide range of internal and external customers

Good IT skills and confident in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word

Fast and accurate keyboard skills

Ability to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person
Future Prospects : To gain level 3 and continue to develop and progress.

There are multiple opportunities for the right person to grow with the Trust.
Training to be Provided : CG LEVEL 2 FUNCTIONAL SKILLS QUALIFICATION IN ENGLISH
AAT LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING (QCF)
CG LEVEL 2 FUNCTIONAL SKILLS QUALIFICATION IN MATHEMATICS
Other Information : Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team if they meet the initial criteria as part of the recruitment process.

All applicants must be happy to be DBS checked and complete Safeguarding training.
Things to consider : Do not like computers? Then this role is not for you as it involves a high volume of computer work in a busy school environment.
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