Finance Apprentice.

The Evolve Trust Mansfield

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 2 apprenticeship with The Evolve Trust and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT Level 2 qualification.

Apprenticeships > Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship Accountancy

  • GMFJ Reference
    137383
  • Wages
    £4.29 p/h
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    06/07/2021
  • Start Date
    09/08/2021

  • Location
    Mansfield
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Employment Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    The Evolve Trust

Description of Opportunity

To complete necessary finance and administration tasks to support the Trust Finance Team in order to operate the Trust’s financial procedures in accordance with internal procedures and statutory guidance / legislation:

· Processing orders within the electronic finance system (PS Financials) ensuring sufficient budget is available beforehand, ensuring goods are received and invoices are processed.

· Obtaining appropriate authorisations for purchase invoices (order and non-order).

· Supporting with regular BACS payments to ensure that suppliers are paid promptly.

· Liaising with trip coordinators to and supporting with financial aspects such as booking trips and collecting contributions from parents using the cashless system (Squid).

· Supporting with raising sales invoices and sending to customers, chasing up subsequent payment.

· Assisting with the month end procedures i.e. accruals / prepayments / balance sheet reconciliations.

· Supporting the finance team with the year-end processes and answering queries promptly from the external auditors.

· Keeping on top of filing as required including supporting with year-end archiving.

· Answering the finance office telephones in a polite and professional manner, fielding queries and passing messages on promptly.

· Assisting with payroll administration as required.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 137383)

  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office e.g. excel.
  • Able to think logically
  • An eye for detail and accuracy
  • Initiative
  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Problem Solver


  • GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and Maths

Foundation Certificate - AAT Level 2


Foundation covers the basic principles of accountancy, and is your starting point if you’ve never studied accountancy before. You’ll learn the basic principles of accountancy, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing and preparing financial statements, as well as how to use accountancy software.


This level is ideal if you’re new to accountancy and finance, have previously worked in an accounts department, or are looking to change your career into accountancy.


To pass this level, you'll be examined on five units (also known as subjects), of which one includes the synoptic assessment. This tests the knowledge you have gained throughout the level, covering multiple (but not all) units. All assessments are computer-based exams (CBE).


The area you will cover include:

  • Bookkeeping transactions

  • Bookkeeping controls

  • Elements of costing

  • Using accounting software

  • Foundation Synoptic Assessment


The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Accounts/Finance Assistant, this includes, General Business, Ethical Standards, Communication, Attention to Detail and Professionalism. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take End Point Assessment.


The Knowledge areas of the standard will be covered through completion of the AAT qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.


  • Ability to work co-operatively and sensitively with others, both independently and part of a team.
  • Confidentiality
  • Team work
  • Collaboration
  • Commitment to safeguarding and health and safety
  • Ability to display a calm, tactful and responsible attitude.
  • Honesty and trustworthy
  • Flexible approach and the ability to adapt to change within the working environment.
  • Sense of humour

We develop our staff and there are opportunities to grow within the finance team and beyond.

Benefits Include; This role is term time plus 2 weeks therefore the successful candidate will have all other holidays. Each academy site has parking or public transport. The role is likely to be based at The Brunts Academy but may require travel to the other sites.

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