Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

AAT Apprentice Finance Assistant Oasis Adacemy

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 2 apprenticeship with Oasis Community Learning and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT Level 2 qualification.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001822197

  • Positions

    1 available

The post involves working within the Midlands finance team, ensuring that transactions are processed in an accurate and timely manner and in accordance with Oasis financial policies.

Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Purchase ledger
  • Sales ledger
  • Bank account
  • Other balance sheet accounts e.g. prepayments/accruals
  • Payroll related processing/reconciliations
  • Nominal adjustments & journal posting.

Please note - Salary is National Minimum Wage and will increase in accordance with government guidelines.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Self-motivated and committed to self-development
  • Good and accurate numeracy skills
  • Good and accurate written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Ability to report & present information effectively
  • Good organisational skills, ability to use own initiative and pay close attention to detail
  • Good working knowledge of Word & Excel
  • Ability to prioritise workload and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Calm and adaptable with an ability to work within a flexible and busy environment

Personal qualities

  • Honest and trustworthy and a good team player
  • Supports the Academy’s aims
  • Have a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Oasis ethos.
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • Willingness to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced CRB checks.
  • Motivation to work with children and young people

Desired qualifications

  • Appropriate academic qualifications to at least GCSE Level (or equivalent ) or ability to demonstrate literacy and numerical competency through proven experience

Future prospects

  • There will be opportunity for permanent employment after the completion of the apprenticeship programme in the capacity of Finance Assistant and future progression within the Midlands Finance team initially to Finance Officer post but also beyond.

Things to consider

Benefits Include:

  • Holiday – 25 paid annual leave days initially rising after 2 years of continuous service.
  • Pension – enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Parking at our offices is on the road but the premises are easily accessible by bus or train.

Salary:

Depending on age

  • 1st year - 16-17yrs £8658
  • 1st year – 18yrs+ £9,620
  • 2nd year – 16-17yrs £8658
  • 2nd year – 18yrs £9620
  • 2nd year – 19-20 yrs £12,410
  • 2nd year -21-24yrs £15,777
  • 2nd year – 25yrs+ £16,777

About the employer

Multi-Academy Trust, made up of 52 primary, secondary and all-through academies in five regions across England.

Employer

Oasis Adacemy

Address

Grasnere Road

Oldham

OL4 1NG

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training

Training provider

Kaplan Financial

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kaplan

Contact

Olivia Cotterell

Foundation Certificate - AAT Level 2

Foundation covers the basic principles of accountancy, and is your starting point if you’ve never studied accountancy before. You’ll learn the basic principles of accountancy, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing and preparing financial statements, as well as how to use accountancy software.

This level is ideal if you’re new to accountancy and finance, have previously worked in an accounts department, or are looking to change your career into accountancy.

To pass this level, you'll be examined on five units (also known as subjects), of which one includes the synoptic assessment. This tests the knowledge you have gained throughout the level, covering multiple (but not all) units. All assessments are computer-based exams (CBE).

The area you will cover include:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software
  • Foundation Synoptic Assessment

 

The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Accounts/Finance Assistant, this includes, General Business, Ethical Standards, Communication, Attention to Detail and Professionalism. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take End Point Assessment.

The Knowledge areas of the standard will be covered through completion of the AAT qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’

 

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.