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Finance Shared Services Apprentice Assistant Accountant NHS PROPERTY SERVICES LIMITED

Based in Stockport, the wider Finance Shared Service (FSS) team is responsible for the transactional aspects of finance including: Accounts Payable (AP), Banking and Payments, and Treasury. We are seeking a Finance Apprentice to join the FSS team. The successful candidate will be supported with professional development via an AAT qualification.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

    Pay structure is payday once a month at the end of the month. Some expenses can be covered (to be determined with manager).

  • Working week

    Working week will be Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00. The training will be one day in college per week. No weekend or evening work required.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000085565

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Carry out the full range of administrative and financial activity required to ensure effective processing of invoices and timely payments to contractors and suppliers, utilising relevant purchasing and invoice systems and effective payment scheduling, resolving issues and queries in line with agreed policies and procedures
  • Provide clear, supportive, and accurate advice to suppliers and colleagues on Accounts Payable policies and procedures and coaching on IT system navigation, to ensure an understanding of the service and process to follow for prompt payment of invoices
  • Maintain and review system records to ensure accurate data is held and purchase order and invoice issues are investigated and resolved in line with agreed procedures and service level agreements, escalating as appropriate
  • Reconcile supplier statements with internal system records, identifying and resolving discrepancies where possible or escalating as appropriate
  • Develop effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders as appropriate to ensure effective processing of invoices and timely payments are progressed, escalating for line management intervention as required
  • Ensure adherence to financial controls and internal business processes to effectively support Accounts Payable Services. Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and procedures
  • Respond flexibly to any necessary changes in work priorities and undertake other duties when required to support the effective operation of the service
  • Ensure that all data protection requirements are met in accordance with the Group’s policy, procedures, and statutory requirements
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are met in accordance with the Group’s policy, procedures, and statutory requirements

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

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the successful candidate will qualify as a Level 3 (A-Level) within AAT
  • The job rotation will also help support their development requirements for a Professional Accountancy membership upon completing the required examinations
  • The role will be based in Stockport (SK4), and training will be one day a week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The successful candidate will be supported with professional development via an AAT qualification
  • The role will involve working to support the Finance Shared Services team, with the candidate working across multiple functions through job rotation. Including Accounts Payable processing; Banking and Payments; Cash Management and query management. The job rotation will also help support their development requirements for a Professional Accountancy membership upon completing the required examinations
  • Though we cannot guarantee permanent employment following successful completion, every effort will be made to ensure a smooth transition into the wider business

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, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 4) Essential

Things to consider

It would be beneficial for applicants to have a good working knowledge of the Microsoft suite - including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.

About the employer

We are part of the NHS family with 6,000 professionals supporting over 3,000 healthcare properties across England. Our purpose is to enable excellent patient care by being the best property and facilities provider to the NHS. Our services include estate strategy and optimisation, property management, facilities management, property development and construction project management. We help support millions of patients and NHS colleagues in collaboration without 7,000 customers.

Employer

NHS PROPERTY SERVICES LIMITED

Address

Regent House

Heaton Lane

Stockport

SK4 1BS

Contact

Miss Siannan C Fealy

Siannan.Fealy@property.nhs.uk

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Training

Training provider

KAPLAN FINANCIAL LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

The application process will require the submission of a CV. Following submission, the Talent Acquisition team will review all CVs with the hiring manager, after which we will have a formal interview process.

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

Apply now

Closing date: today