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Apprentice Insolvency Finance Assistant BEGBIES TRAYNOR LIMITED

This is a great opportunity to join an established and experienced professional team, where your career can grow in accounting. Due to the nature of the work, previous administration experience and an interest and ability in handling finance related issues would be advantageous.

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Closing date: 19 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (37.5 hours per week 9.00am - 5.30pm).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000105048

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Some of the things you can expect to be involved in when assisting with insolvency cases:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Working effectively in finance
  • Computerised accounts
  • Liaising with agents and solicitors associated with the cases.
  • Preparation of statutory paperwork.
  • Assisting with the disposal of assets, collection of debts and the distribution of funds to creditors.
  • Corresponding with creditors and other interested parties.
  • Providing Ad-hoc administrative support to the team as required.

The candidate must have excellent communication skills, a strong knowledge of computer applications and an ability to develop effective working relationships at all levels. 

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

Accounts / Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2.

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2.

What will I study?

The Accounts / Finance Assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. These can vary massively depending on the team structure and size of business. An Accounts / Finance Assistant's work could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry.

This qualification will prepare apprentices for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and using accounting software.

This apprenticeship standard is at level 2. The structure allows students to achieve the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation Certificate in Accounting as their on-programme learning. This internationally recognised AAT qualification enables those working in accounting or those looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

Example modules:

The Level 2 apprenticeship covers a range of key areas, including:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment

You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

Method of delivery:

Delivery will be in partnership with employers and will adopt a blended learning approach combining online learning and face-to-face lessons. Online lessons can be accessed at any time using a mobile, tablet or desktop.

Apprentices receive training and mentoring in the workplace and knowledge, skills and behaviour development at York College through a combination of classroom-based lessons, group exercises and discussions. Apprentices attend College once every two weeks and will study online materials during allotted time at work.

Mindful Education:

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this apprenticeship through our Online and On Campus model. Apprentices will attend college once every two weeks and will study online materials during allotted time at work.

Online lessons can be accessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop - meaning apprentices can fit their study around work commitments, minimising disruption in the workplace. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.

On campus, apprentices benefit from face-to-face classes at college with an experienced tutor. A combination of classroom-based lessons, group exercises and discussion encourage apprentices to apply theory to real-life workplace situations.

This modern, flexible approach to apprenticeship training empowers learners, minimises disruption to employers, and delivers tangible results in the workplace.

How will I be assessed?

To complete the Accounts / Finance Assistant Apprenticeship, apprentices will be expected to complete the End-Point Assessment (EPA): 

A synoptic end-test covering the knowledge and skills gained throughout the on-programme stage and detailed in the standard.
A portfolio and reflective discussion which will comprise a range of evidence produced in the work-place to show that the Apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard. The reflective discussion will be a structured interview to examine this evidence and the learner journey in more detail.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This role will be part of a wider team providing insolvency services to clients. It is seen as an apprenticeship role offering the post holder development and training to enable them to become an Insolvency Administrator.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Motivated, Enthusiastic

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 1 other subject (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

After you submit your application, please look out for an email from businesspartnerships@yorkcollege.ac.uk. You must reply, otherwise your application will not be considered.

About the employer

Begbies Traynor is the UK’s leading Corporate Rescue and Recovery practice. We provide our services via a nationwide network of 37 offices, with clients ranging from small businesses and professional advisers to large corporations and financial institutions.

Employer

BEGBIES TRAYNOR LIMITED

Address

11 Clifton Moor Business Village

James Nicolson Link

Clifton Moor

YO30 4XG

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Training

Training provider

YORK COLLEGE

Contact

Business Partnerships

businesspartnerships@yorkcollege.ac.uk

01904770368

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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