AAT Finance Apprentice

  • Outwood Grange Academies Trust
  • Wakefield
  • £9.27 per hour

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 3 apprenticeship with Outwood Grange Academy and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT Level 3 qualification.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £9.27 p/h
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    Outwood Grange Academies Trust


Overall Purpose of the Post:

  • Providing financial administrative support to the Assistant Finance Manager and Finance Manager by undertaking transactional accounting and clerical duties.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out all financial procedures accurately, in a timely manner and in accordance with statutory guidelines, financial regulations, Trust and departmental policies and procedures
  • Making accounting entries manually and via associated financial systems Reconciling balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis
  • Maintaining sub ledgers and associated processes e.g. sales ledger and credit control
  • Cash management including the collecting, counting and banking of physical cash
  • Co-ordinating the purchase of goods and supplies, ensuring that the School obtains best value for money from suppliers and contractors
  • Archiving and disposing of financial documents in line with record retention requirements
  • Dealing with queries regarding supplier and budget account holders, liaising with Heads of Faculty and external suppliers
  • Organising, confirm and hire transport for School visits and sports fixtures
  • Organising, confirm and book all staff business travel Additional Responsibilities Deal with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the academy’s policies and procedures;
  • Respect confidential issues linked to home/students/teacher/academy work; Fire Marshall duties in the case of fire and/or emergency evacuation where applicable;
  • To comply with the academy’s Child Safeguarding Procedures, including regular liaison with the academy’s Designated Child Safeguarding Person over any safeguarding issues or concerns;
  • To comply with the academy policies and procedures at all times;

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 164492)

  • ICT literate, skilled at using Microsoft Excel and comfortable using other Microsoft applications
  • Able to deal with orders, invoices and payment reconciliations
  • Good knowledge of computerised financial information systems, spreadsheets and databases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • 5 GCSE's grade 4/C or above
  • A Levels or equivalent

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’.

  • Willingness and ability to obtain and/or enhance qualifications and training and development in the post
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality
  • Able to work accurately and efficiently under pressure
  • Setting priorities and managing workloads effectively
  • Excellent analytical skills, with great attention to detail
  • Able to work as part of a team and independently
  • Satisfactory DBS check
The finance team has the roles of: Finance Assistant, Trainee Assistant Finance Manager, Assistant Finance Manager and Finance Manager. Then there are Group Accountant, Regional Finance Manager, Assistant Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer. We always look to promote from within where possible
Benefits Include: -25 days plus bank holidays - Option to join an increasingly rare and valuable defined benefit Local Government Pension Scheme. (We recognise continuous service from most Local Authorities and related bodies) - Onsite parking Other Information: This role is also open to level 4 candidates.

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