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Assistant Accountant - Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Higher Apprenticeship level 4 Walsall Council

Do you have a passion & interest in developing a career in Finance? Are you willing to work towards an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification, as part of an Apprenticeship, while gaining hands on experience? If so then we have a great opportunity for a number of Finance Apprentices to work within a busy Finance service

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £19,047.00

    We pay a Higher Apprenticeship wage of £9.90 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 37 hours to be discussed at interview if shortlisted We include flexible working hours and a blended working model Holiday pay included plus a pension and all other council employee benefits.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000067977

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice you will:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • study towards a related qualification
  • Supporting the finance service through the accurate and timely processing of financial transactions and provision of administrative services.
  •  Validation of financial transactions ensuring compliance with agreed procedures.
  • Provide support and work with members of finance and services to mitigate areas of non compliance.
  • Support an integrated approach by working across the service as designated.
  • To provide support to the finance service in meeting its objectives and in its production and effectively delivery of the financial requirements of the authority.
  • Deal efficiently and effectively with enquiries as appropriate.
  • Willingness and ability to manage own work and take responsibility for outputs.

Finance is a highly skilled profession, with staff working at many different levels. We have Apprenticeship pathways within Finance so our Apprentices usually start at level 3 and the progress to level 4 then there is a possibility to continue to level 7 Degree Apprenticeships if criteria is met.

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

As part of this Apprenticeship you will be working towards a Professional Accountancy Higher Apprenticeship level 4 Standard, the training will take place at work but you will also be required to attend off job training at a local training centre. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will be part of Walsall Council Endless Possibilities Apprenticeship programme and will receive information about Progression opportunities within schools and the wider council.  Blended working (working from home, office, study) maybe appropriate for these job roles, this will be discussed at interview stage if you are short-listed.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4 to 9 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4 to 9 or equivalent) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Finance/Accountancy (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

The selection process will include a basic initial assessment and an interview during which suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined. To be accepted onto the programme the individual will need to achieve literacy and numeracy at the required level.

About the employer

Walsall is an industrial town within the West Midlands. Walsall Council is the single largest employer in the Borough with over 7,500 employees in a variety of occupations providing a comprehensive range of services. We want to attract the best talent available through our Endless Possibilities Apprenticeship Programme.

Employer

Walsall Council

Address

Walsall Council

Civic Centre

Darwall Street

WS1 1TP

Contact

Helena Baxter

helena.baxter@walsall.gov.uk

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Training

Training provider

P.T.P. TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)


Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Aug 2022