The apprentice will learn all aspects of a busy finance department, including; bookkeeping, financial reporting, invoicing, credit control, office administration as well as getting to know all aspects of the business. A great opportunity to take the first step on your career and also to become an integral part of an ambitious business.
Closing date: 28 Feb 2024
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 37
Possible start date
13 Mar 2024
31 Jan 2024
Level 2 (GCSE)
What you will do in your working day
A broad range of accounting and finance tasks will be undertaken providing experience across our activities. Tasks at some point would include:
- Processing purchase Ledger invoices
- Supplier payments
- Reconciling supplier statements
- Maintaining supplier records
- Sales invoicing and maintaining pupil payment system
- Credit control
- Processing authorised online orders
- Processing company credit card statements
- Processing staff expenses
- Matching the bank feeds
- Month-end journals
- Assisting with internal and external audits
- Understanding the various accounting and school software in use
- General admin, including a lot of ad-hoc duties, assisting the school in administration, finance and other duties, getting to really know the business, including
- Providing occasional cover on the telephone support
The training you will be getting
You will undertake the “Accounts / Finance Assistant” Apprenticeship (an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting), with full support from Accountancy Learning as part of their Flexible Apprenticeship Programme.
Assessment will be by an “End Point Assessment”, which will include the following two elements:
- A Structured Interview. This will consist of 10 questions asked by an AAT Independent Assessor. It will last 60 minutes and will be performed remotely via the AAT on-line video portal. The questions will allowing you to to display the knowledge and experience you have obtained over your apprenticeship. You will build a Portfolio of reflections and product evidence that will be used to support your answers to these 10 questions.
- An In-tray Test. This will be undertaken under exam conditions and will last 105 minutes. It will be based on what you have studied in your AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.
Successful completion of the AAT (Level 2) Foundation Certificate in Accounting is a mandatory element of the Accounts / Finance Assistant Apprenticeship. Your Apprenticeship will therefore include formal studies towards this qualification. It is anticipated that your apprenticeship duration will be for 15 months, although earlier completion is possible, provided the duration exceeds one year and a week.
You will receive support from both the employer, and the training provider, to complete and achieve your Apprenticeship and will be given time to study during the week on a day release basis. As you are working towards a professional qualification, it is also expected that you will continue your studies outside of normal office hours.
As you learn more in both the office and in your studies your responsibilities, and the variety of tasks you undertake, are expected to increase.
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
If this apprenticeship is successful we would expect you to progress to level 3.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
ACCOUNTANCY LEARNING LTD
Adjustments for experience
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Accounts or finance assistant
Level 2 (GCSE)
You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications
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