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Job Title : Finance Assistant Apprentice
Employer : Grange Academy
Location : Kempston, Bedfordshire, MK42 8AU
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Accounting - Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Finance / Accounting
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11680
Vacancy Short Description : The trust are looking to appoint a self-motivated, committed, highly engaged Finance Apprentice to support the Bedford Inclusive Learning and Training Trust (BILTT) Finance Team in a varied financial environment.

 

Qualifications Required : Grade requirements: You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (9-4) including English and maths.
Vacancy Full Description : The Trust are looking to appoint a self-motivated, committed, highly engaged Finance Apprentice to support the BILTT Finance Team in a varied financial environment.

To assist with the administration of financial functions and transactions within the school and Multi Academy Trust, thereby providing an efficient support service to the BILTT Finance Manager.

To be responsible for basic school procedures relating to finance under the direction of the Finance Manager. This will include the processing of orders, goods received notes, and invoices using a computerised financial package.

To negotiate and liaise with suppliers to ensure best value for the ordering of goods, works and services.

Produce monitoring reports using Excel and/or the finance package as required by the BILTT Finance Manager.

To assist in the preparation of accounts for month end and end of the financial year, identifying committed orders for goods and services.

To raise invoices for income e.g. for externally funded places, courses/lettings held at Grange Academy and similar. To chase outstanding invoices in line with BILTT debtor’s policy.

Assist reception at month end verifying the balance of the petty cash.

To perform general office duties including receiving visitors, dealing with parents and students enquiries, taking telephone calls and messages, receiving and unpacking/checking parcels when required.

To undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibility as may be required from time to time.

BILTT is committed to safeguarding, Prevent, the welfare of pupils and ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers; irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, belief, sex or sexual orientation and expects staff to share that commitment. The post is subject to satisfactory references, enhanced DBS & health clearance.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Mon- Fri (term time) 08:30-3pm
Salary : £111.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 16/12/2018
Possible Start Date : 07/01/2019
Personal Qualities : Highly engaged,
Good attendance record,
Willingness to learn new skills,
Team working and ability to work independently,
Strong, confident interpersonal skills.
Skills Required : Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel,
Experience of computer finance packages would be desirable,
Demonstrable aptitude for numeracy.
Future Prospects : To learn the skills necessary to make a significant contribution to the successful running of the MATs finances.
To be able to progress within the finance team as the MAT grows.
Training to be Provided : During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

•Advanced bookkeeping
•Final Accounts Preparation
•Management Accounting Costing
•Indirect Tax
•Ethics for Accountants
•Spreadsheets for Accounting
•Advanced synoptic assessment

You will gain the following qualifications:

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship
AAT qualification if all exams are taken

Plus…
•Employment Rights and Responsibilities
•Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
•Functional Skills in English and maths
Other Information : Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.
Hours would be by negotiation, honesty and confidentiality are two key attributes. The role is subject to Enhanced DBS Clearance, Health Clearance, references and a 6 month probationary period.
Things to consider : The vacancy will include:
Periods working on a computer,
Manual handling - unpacking and checking deliveries,
Direct contact with children or vulnerable adults,
Some travel between trust sites may be required but this would usually be with another member of staff.
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