Finance Apprentice

  • Company: REAch2 Academy Trust
  • Location: Burton upon Trent, DE13 9TQ
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: £13,335.00 per year
  • Sector: Business, Administration, Finance and Law
  • Ref: VAC-00527
  • Application Deadline Date: 04/09/2022
  • Start Date: 19/09/2022
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Working Week: Monday to Friday, 08.30 am to 5.00pm with 1 hour for lunch

Brief Description

The Apprentice will provide support to the Finance team across purchase and sales ledgers. As a member of the Finance team, the postholder will be diligent about their work and with an eye for detail. The role is based at Henhurst Primary Academy, Branston in Burton on Trent.

Qualifications Required

5 x GCSE’s at Grades A-C or 9 – 4 (Essential must include English and Maths) or equivalent.

Personal Qualities

Attention to detail Takes pride in their work Likes a challenge Resourceful, 'can do attitude' Commitment to own CPD (continual personal development)

Skills Required

Numerate IT skills Maintains confidentiality Attention to detail Organisation skills, Customer care skills Problem solving skills Administrative skills Analytical skills Logical, Team working Communication skills Initiative Patience Able to travel/occasional overnight stays

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Accounts or Finance Assistant apprenticeship standard Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required) This apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of Work Based Assessment and day/block release.  The programme will culminate in an End Point Assessment, where all the skills and knowledge gained on the apprenticeship will be formally tested.

Future Prospects

Potential to become permanent and further progression in both career and apprenticeship development.

Vacancy Detail

Duties to include but not limited to: 1. Receiving and processing of supplier invoices onto the trust finance system 2. Support with preparing of supplier payment runs for trust suppliers 3. General finance admin to include scanning and archiving of documentation and dealing with post Specific Accountabilities 4. Assist in processing of supplier invoices onto the finance system and obtaining relevant budgetary authorisation for payment in line with the scheme of delegation 5. Prepare supplier payment runs for the trust as per the published time table 6. Reconciling supplier statements to the accounting software and resolving any issues 7. Be a first point of contact for suppliers and internal customers to resolve queries 8. Distribute internal sales invoices & statements to academies within the trust 9. Assist in resolving sale invoice queries with internal colleagues 10. Undertakes any other reasonable duties as may be required commensurate with the level of the post

Other Information

The role will commence on £4.81 ph (annual salary of c£9,400). Following completion of a successful 6 month probation period, and satisfactory progression within the apprenticeship role we would look to increase to £6.83ph (annual salary of £13,335). This role will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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