Finance Assistant, Level 2 - Apprenticeship (GCSE) R.H. SMITH & SONS (WIGMAKERS) LIMITED

RH Smith (Smiffys) have been in the business of fancy dress since 1894, becoming a global organisation with offices and showrooms worldwide. As the leading fancy dress, manufacturing company in the UK, we distribute around the world.

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Closing date: 25 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000225594

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To provide administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office
  • Answer and direct phone calls in a polite and professional manner
  • Assist in resolving any administrative problems
  • Maintain office supplies inventory and place orders when necessary
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
  • Assist and cover credit control
  • Bookkeeping tasks
  • Processing daily banking
  • Reconciling bank statements and accounts payable and receivable
  • Processing National Accounts invoices and dealing with queries and correspondence
  • Entering Stock and Non-Stock invoices into NAV for payment in numerous currencies
  • Chasing invoice approvals within the business
  • Maintaining the administration for company vehicles
  • Posting debit and credit card transactions, chasing invoices and receipts
  • Handling customer queries and disoutes via telephone, e-mail and post
  • Finance and Admin work for the shops as required
  • Providing support to the finance team as needed
  • Ad-hoc duties to suppoort the business

The training you will be getting

Level 2 - Finance Assistant. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Further training to Level 3 


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, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent ENGLISH (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent MATHS (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

There may well be very occasional travel to other locations. Desirable to have 5 GCSE's including Maths and English in grades 4-9.

About the employer

RH Smith (Smiffys) have been in the business of fancy dress since 1894, becoming a global organisation with offices and showrooms worldwide. As the leading fancy dress manufacturing company in the UK, we distribute around the world.

Employer

R.H. SMITH & SONS (WIGMAKERS) LIMITED

Address

Mercury House

Willoughton Drive

Gainsborough

DN21 1DY

Contact

Lisa Whitehead

lisawhitehead@smiffys.com

+447747432063

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Training

Training provider

THE APPRENTICE ACADEMY LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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