Assistant Accountant Apprentice The Sixth Form College Colchester

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well established and friendly finance team as an Assistant Accountant Apprentice within a vibrant and dynamic college. The role will give exposure to different aspects of bookkeeping, management accounts and financial accounts, with potential for progression.

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

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,314.00

    Salary from £12,314 up to £22,313 per annum, dependant on level of experience/ prior qualifications. Plus pension scheme & employee assistance programme.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm. Fridays 8:30am - 4:30pm. With a one hour lunch break each day.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000237841

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day role responsibilities include:

  • Purchase ledger – entering purchase invoices onto the system and ensuring these are correctly authorised
  • Sales ledger – raising sales invoices
  • Credit control – chasing payment of outstanding invoices
  • Cash receipting – recording cash received
  • Assisting the Finance Manager with month end journals for management accounts – accruals, prepayments etc

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Official Assistant Accountant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard Certification
  • All training will be delivered one day a week within the work place, via online training and at Colchester Institute Campus

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential to progress within the team to a more senior position on completion of studies.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's, including Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

The college will be implementing new finance software (Bluqube) from 1st September. The apprentice will initially be mainly doing purchase ledger but once the new software is in place much of the process will be automated so there will be scope to then get involved in other tasks.

About the employer

The Colchester Sixth Form College Colchester is one of the largest and most successful inclusive 16-19 providers of general academic sixth form education in the country. The College’s prime aim is to provide broad, high quality academic and general education programmes to our 16-19 year old full time students. This includes providing students with support, additionality, skills and personal development within their sixth form experience as well as studying pre-university academic courses. The College maintains an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. Operating as a young adult environment, the College provides a bridge between the worlds of school and of higher education or employment. The aim is to give students the skills, experiences, opportunities, qualifications and guidance needed to progress and successfully make the transition to the adult world.

Employer

The Sixth Form College Colchester

Address

North Hill

Colchester

Essex

CO1 1SN

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Training

Training provider

COLCHESTER INSTITUTE

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

Contact

Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team

ci.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk

01206712043

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Apr 2024