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Finance Assistant Apprentice THE ST JOHNS HOTEL SOLIHULL LIMITED

This is a perfect role for an apprentice looking to start their career in accounting, to join our ever-expanding portfolio of hotels. The main responsibility of the finance assistant apprentice is to effectively provide support to the finance manager, whilst assisting with completing day-to-day financial operations, in a team environment.

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Closing date: 12 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,150.00

    Discounts across retail, restaurants, events etc, family & friends discounts, employee discounts at other hotels within our brand partner family, flexibility, mental health/wellbeing support w/ employee assistance line, gym membership, free parking.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00am to 2.15pm.

    Total hours per week: 25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000119511

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

What will I be responsible for as a finance assistant?

Undertake financial/accounting responsibilities for the hotel.

Tasks include:

• Daily input of revenue to required spreadsheets/systems.

• Reconcile banking on a daily and weekly basis.

• Complete supplier statement checks and other purchase ledger (AP) tasks.

• Review and process all supplier invoices ready for payment.

• Respond to guest payment/invoicing queries.

• Knowledge of hotel rates and special rates with hotel/hospitality facilities.

• Respond to all sales ledger (AR) queries and requests.

• Ensuring control of the hotel's sales ledger, ensuring that all invoices, receipts, BACS payments etc. are correctly posted to the system and debts are chased promptly.

• Send all client invoices and manage payments.

• Conducting a daily check to show that all banking has been recorded correctly.

• Checking all travel agent commission claims with reservations and resolve any queries with the agent(s) concerned.

• Recording purchase invoices as approved by finance manager/GM.

• Producing reports that may be requested by the finance manager, GM or head office.

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

  • Level 2 accounts/finance assistant apprenticeship standard
  • Functional skills in English and maths if required
  • 1 day per week will be spent at college at the Blossomfield campus

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to grow within the company, with opportunities across the UK and internationally.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Accuracy, Timeliness in completing tasks, Work to deadlines, MS Office

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5 (C) and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 (C) and above) Desired

About the employer

Voco® St. John’s Solihull we believe that the details matter. With 60+ hotels in our UK portfolio, we are passionate about embracing change, whether it be new brands, hotel refurbishments or transformation projects. Our teams work together collaboratively to reach our goals as a family. To be a great fit for us, you too will demonstrate a passion for change that will be rewarded with both national and international opportunities across a range of brands including IHG – voco®, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Courtyard by Marriott, Double Tree by Hilton and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Employer

THE ST JOHNS HOTEL SOLIHULL LIMITED

Address

651 WARWICK ROAD

SOLIHULL

B91 1AT

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Training

Training provider

SOLIHULL COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CENTRE

Contact

Bryan Anderson

BryanAnderson@Stratford.ac.uk

01789 266 245

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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