AAT Finance Apprentice

  • Oasis Community Learning
  • Southampton
  • £5.28 per hour

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with an AAT level 2 apprenticeship with Oasis Community Learning and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience including ensuring all invoices are monitored and chased, receiving and checking all statements from suppliers and monthly reconciliation.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    233424
  • Wages
    £5.28 p/h
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    03/07/2023
  • Start Date
    22/01/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    15 Months

  • Location
    Southampton
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Accounts or finance assistant (ST0608)
  • Employer
    Oasis Community Learning

Description

This post involves working with the National/Regional finance team. Ensuring that National/Regional finance transactions are processed in an accurate and timely manner and in accordance with Oasis financial policies

DUTIES:

Purchase ledger:

  • Ensure that purchase requisitions are received and processed on the accounting system in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all purchase requisitions have been approved by the appropriate budget holder and in line with the scheme of delegation.
  • Receive and process all invoices for the National/Regional ledger, ensuring that the goods/ services have been received and the expenditure has been approved (i.e. via purchase requisition or approval of invoice on receipt).
  • Ensure that all expenditure is recorded against the relevant nominal code and cost centre, and that the correct VAT code is used.
  • Prepare the weekly/ fortnightly BACS payment runs and ensure that suppliers are paid within payment terms.
  • Receive and check all statements from suppliers and monthly reconciliation of supplier Accounts.
  • Investigate and action any issues that arise with regards to creditors.
  • Regular review and maintenance of the outstanding purchase order and goods received notes report.


Sales ledger:

  • Ensure that sales orders/ requests are received and processed on the accounting system in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all income is recorded against the relevant nominal code and cost centre, and that the correct VAT code is used.
  • Ensure that all requests for sales invoices are processed and sent to debtors promptly.
  • Ensure that all invoices are monitored and chased so that prompt payment is received.


Bank account:

  • Ensure that paying in slips/ remittances are received and processed on the accounting system in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that payment request forms are received and processed on the accounting system in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all payments are recorded against the relevant nominal code and cost centre, and that the correct VAT code is used.


Other balance sheet accounts:

  • Ensure that petty cash returns are received and processed on the accounting system in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that credit card returns are received and processed on the accounting system in a timely manner.
  • Prepayments - ensure that all invoices covering more than one period and meeting the materiality limits are recorded on a spreadsheet for monthly posting by the regional accountant.
  • Accruals – ensure that all outstanding invoices for services/goods delivered which meet the materiality limits are recorded on a spreadsheet for monthly posting by the regional accountant.


Other duties:

  • Posting journals to the accounting system to correct coding errors where necessary.
  • Monitoring and actioning of emails received in the Finance inboxes.
  • Any other duty as may reasonably be requested of you by your line manager.
  • The duties of this post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed.


The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the Statement of Conditions of Employment. The duties of this post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on kaplan.recruitment@kaplan.co.uk (Ref ID: 233424)

  • Mathematic skills.
  • Communication skills written and verbally.
GCSEs grade 9/A*-4/C including Maths and English.

Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2 - AAT

This apprenticeship is a perfect match for someone without any accountancy or bookkeeping knowledge. On this programme they will learn the building blocks of the modern accountant. Not only will they grasp the fundamentals of bookkeeping but we will help them develop those vital skills and behaviours to enable them to put their knowledge into action.

If you’re new to accountancy and finance, looking to change your career into accountancy or have previously worked in an accounts department this level is ideal for you. You don’t need any prior experience working in accounts to study AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. There are no entry requirements, but you do need good maths, IT and English skills, and a willingness to learn.

You’ll learn a broad range of core accounting skills, including double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing as well as accountancy related business skills and personal skills. You must successfully complete the following:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping (ITBK)
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Control (POBC)
  • Principles of Costing (PCTN)
  • Business Environment (BESY)

You will also be required to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA), which will include a synoptic assessment and interview with supporting portfolio.

Training will be provided by attending either face-to-face classroom based lessons or Live Online. An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate 20% of your time towards it.


Candidates will need to have excellent time management and prioritisation skills in order to keep on top of workload and coursework.
If an opportunities arises to progress to Finance Assistant or Finance Officer.

Benefits include:

  • Statutory Oasis holidays and pension scheme if eligible.
  • Parking on site.
  • Hybrid role with at least 1 day working from home.

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