- GMFJ Reference
37.50 per week
- Date Posted
- Start Date
Now Taking Applications
- Opportunity Type
Advanced Level 3
Description of Opportunity
The Assistant Accountant Apprentice is a varied and exciting new role working within our finance department which supports two charities – 15billionebp and Inspire. Both charities have a strong reputation for high quality and innovation in delivery of their services for children and young people.
This is an exciting role which provides an excellent opportunity for an individual with an interest and passion to commence a career in finance and accountancy. You will develop a range of skills through working, training and supporting the Head of Finance in delivering the finance function for both charities.
We are seeking a reliable, confident and self-motivated individual to join us. Our finance team works with all departments and is responsible for managing and delivering the finance function for both charities, ensuring that effective systems and processes are in place to enable sound financial control and the production of financial information for use both internally and externally. The role will include regular communication with customers, suppliers and colleagues.
The successful candidate will complete a structured programme of learning which combines training and work duties with formal study for either a Level 3 or Level 4 apprenticeship. Level of apprenticeship will be confirmed once we have recruited the successful applicant because the decision is based upon their previous experience and qualifications. This role offers progression for the right person and will provide them with training, qualifications, skills and experience to commence their career in finance and accountancy.
Apprenticeship training will be combined with skills learnt on the job enabling the Assistant Accountant Apprentice to develop a good cross section of knowledge and skills across key areas of accounting and daily operational support within our finance department. Skills will include data inputting, accounting, tax and audit preparation. In addition, you will gain key transferable workplace skills in areas such as communication and administration to support you in your accountancy career.
Principal accountabilities of the role;
- Inputting data onto the accounting software
- Following standard monthly accounting processes
- Preparing bank analyses and other basic reconciliations (VAT, PAYE etc.) seeking support as required
- Liaising with all internal and external stakeholders including assisting credit control
- Supporting the production of management accounts
- Assisting in the compilation of the end of year audit file and liaison with external auditors
- Becoming familiar with safeguarding, equal opportunities, health and safety and GDPR regulations, ensuring they are adhered to at all times
- Undertaking all tasks in accordance with charity policies and procedures
- Undertaking other duties appropriate to the job as may be required from time to time
For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 148417)
- Experience of ICT programmes to a good level of competence including Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
- Good communication skills with ability to communicate with others effectively in writing, via telephone and face-to-face
- Educated to an A-Level or equivalent standard grade A-C
- 5 GCSE passes grade 5 – 9 (A* - B) including English and Maths.
Advanced Diploma - AAT Level 3
Advanced builds on the knowledge gained in the Foundation level. If you work in accounts or have studied accountancy before, you may be able to start at this level. You’ll learn complex accounting techniques, and master a number of accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.
This level will encourage you to master more complex accounting principles in both Bookkeeping and Management Accounting. You’ll develop the technical skills to start, or progress, your career in accountancy and this will allow you to continue with your studies onto Level 4.
To pass this level you’ll need to study five units (also known as subjects), which are all mandatory. Four of the units are examined individually and there is also a synoptic assessment that you’ll take towards the end of the level, which incorporates the final two units as well as drawing on all of the other units you’ve studied at this level.
- The area you will cover include:
- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Final Accounts Preparation
- Management Accounting: Costing
- Indirect Tax
- Advanced Synoptic Assessment
The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Assistant Accountant, this includes, Business Awareness, Ethics, Communication, Embracing Change and Problem Solving. 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 typically 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’.
- Keen interest in pursuing a career in finance and accountancy
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- Good problem solving skills and willingness to take initiative
- Motivated and keen to learn new skills
- Proactive in applying learnt knowledge to your work
- Positive attitude and enthusiasm
- Organised and comfortable in a busy environment
- Team player, with a willingness to support colleagues
- Professional and calm persona
- Interest in working in a diverse educational setting.
completion of their level 3 apprenticeship, the Assistant Accountant Apprentice
will have skills and knowledge to enable them to progress on to a level 4
qualification or Finance Officer role. This position offers progression for the right person.
23 days of annual leave per annum plus three days to be used in the period between Christmas and New Year. This is in addition to Bank Holidays.
Following three months of employment, staff are invited to join the company pension scheme.
This role involves working for two charities, 15billionebp and Inspire.
15billionebp is based in South Quay, London E14 which is close to Canary Wharf.
Inspire are based in Hackney, London E8, less than five minutes walk from Dalston Kingsland station on London Overground.