If you’re looking to start your career in Finance and are energetic, pragmatic and with an excellent can-do attitude to work then Archant Finance is looking for you.
Based at the Head office in Norwich, this rotational role gives the opportunity to work in all areas of finance, gaining valuable skills which together with the chance to undertake professional qualifications, will give you the ideal entry
for your career in Finance.
We’re Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.
Archant people are driven, motivated and passionate about positive change. We’re proud of our history… of our trusted, market-leading heritage newspaper and magazine brands that remain an integral part of every day life. But we’re forward-thinking people too. We obsess about innovation, creativity, service and expertise, relentlessly striving to be the most engaging media in every community we serve.
We’re on a mission to make digital marketing accessible to all. We build websites, provide complete SEO services and deliver targeted, bespoke digital campaigns that fit our clients objectives seamlessly. We produce video, animation, e-newsletters, apps, blogs – content that brings storytelling to life.
We stage vibrant, celebrated, must-attend events where like-minded people come together … And because we’re ideas people, we think fluidly. Our multi-award winning ‘New European’ national tabloid broke all records as the fastest newspaper launch in history – just nine days from concept to hitting the shops!
Possible Start Date: 09/04/2018
Programme Duration: 36 months
This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.
Archant Finance (AF) provides high quality low cost services to its customers throughout the Archant group. The Assistant Accountant serves AF customers by:
1. Completing accurate and efficient processing of transactions.
2. Supporting the finance objectives through everything they do.
3. Adhering to clearly defined processes.
4. Providing excellent customer service Job dimensions
The main responsibilities of the apprenticeship post will be to:
1. To calculate and input data into financial systems as appropriate
2. General ledger journal preparation
3. Supporting period close, month end reporting and variance analysis
4. Assist in the preparation of accurate and timely accounts, forecasts and budgets
5. To deal with queries and challenge breaches in policy
6. To provide excellent customer service to both our internal and external customers.
SALARY, BONUS & BENFITS
Basic starting salary up to £19,000
Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
Opportunity to complete accounting qualifications – 1 st year ACCA / CIMA /ACA depending on your chosen career path
Archant Gold – matched charity fund raising
Give as You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme
Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews
GCSEs at grades A* - C inc. Maths and English - essential
A Levels at grades A - C in a related discipline (maths, business, accounting, economics - essential
An undergraduate degree level in a related discipline (as above) - desirable
Computer literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft products.
Strong Excel skills, ideally with SQL or VBA knowledge
Able to pick up and use new systems quickly and efficiently
Understanding or appreciation for finance, accounts or business
Self-motivation and enthusiasm
Positive outlook with a “can do” attitude
Committed to the use of technology to solve problems
Be able to demonstrate integrity and discretion
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent attention to detail
Planning and organisation
There may be opportunities for the right candidate to progress within the company.
ACCA is suitable for those who would like a career in finance, business or accountancy, who wish to become a Chartered Certified Accountant. It takes around three to four years to complete the qualification. You’ll learn both practical and technical skills to equip you for a future in business. You can sit ACCA Knowledge Level exams on demand once you have completed a paper.
If the ACCA is not the qualification you would like to pursue, then you CIMA and ACA are also offered at Level 7.
If you are keen to get started in a career in finance or accountancy, we can assure you that Kaplan’s Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes will be a great choice.
For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Kaplan Financial on 0203 122 0146 or
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