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Apprentice Accounts Assistant JENSTEN GROUP LTD

To provide and deliver a professional and efficient service with responsibility for account payments and client receipts. Ensure regular and correct banking procedures are performed by doing so using accuracy and integrity at all times.

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Closing date: 23 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,525.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000064191

  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will abide by and observe the regulations issued by FCA and other accounting bodies at all times.

With close mentoring support, the apprentice will be required to support the Finance function with support for both internal and external customers.

 

Bank Statement Reconciliations:

• Responsible for insurer statement reconciliations and following up on any discrepancies. 

• Recording of insurer cash receipts/payments within the client cashbook and also within the Finance system.

• Once settled and balanced, create payment advice documents to submit to insurers.

• Reconcile and balance accounts at Day/ Month End.

• Calculate commissions due to Franchisees based on Month End.

 

Premium Finance:

•  Process funding received from Close Brothers Premium Finance on the computer system.

•  Input finance on Blue Book Spreadsheet.

• Assist Premium Finance Manager with audit when required.

 

Credit Control:

•  Review Offices aged debtors.

•  Report any concerning debts to the Head of Accounts.

•  Produce and send credit control and aged debt reports to relevant persons.

 

Telephone Duties:

•  Answering incoming calls.

• Deal with queries on incoming calls if possible or transfer to the relevant person/department as required.

 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The successful applicant will receive comprehensive on the job training and mentoring support. They will also be given opportunities to gain training across the wider Jensten Group Finance operations.

 
Level 3 Assistant Accountant (AAT) Apprenticeship - the apprentice will be required to attend workshops at Cambridge campus weekly during term time and with regular assessments conducted by the College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right person, there may be a permanent position on successful completion of this Apprenticeship. We are proud to have people within the business still who began their careers in Insurance Broker Accounts and are now Qualified ACCA/CIMA accountants in senior finance roles.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4) Essential

Things to consider

• The ability and gravitas to quickly build strong and trusting relationships with the Insurance Broking teams and the Franchises. • A collaborative and innovative approach to working. • Act with integrity at all times when working with stakeholders. • Highly numerate, analytical, possess the ability to work to demanding and tight timescales. • The ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.

About the employer

Welcome to the Jensten Group, one of the UK’s largest, independent insurance broking groups. With 480 staff and 15 offices, our business is comprised of three distinct but complementary divisions. Our close and long-established relationships with many of the UK’s leading insurers, coupled with our history of innovation, makes Jensten one of the most exciting businesses in the insurance industry recently winning the UK’s best growth Independent Insurance Broker Award.

Employer

JENSTEN GROUP LTD

Address

COVERSURE HOUSE

VANTAGE PARK

WASHINGLEY ROAD

PE29 6SR

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Training

Training provider

CAMBRIDGE REGIONAL COLLEGE

Contact

Camilla

01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)


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