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London, England
Job Type
Full Time
£21,000 - £45,000 Per Year
Date Posted
15 days ago

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Accounts Assistant ApprenticeWest Suffolk College - Bury St Edmunds37 hours per week, Fixed Term until 30/08/2024Salary: £11,853 to £14,342 depending on experienceWest Suffolk College has an opening for an Apprentice in Finance, this is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in starting a career in finance. Initially supporting the Finance Assistant for the Bursary, this role will vary during the fixed term contract allowing the opportunity to gain a wide understanding of Finance roles including Cash Book and Sales Ledger.We are committed to providing an apprenticeship opportunity that will allow you to experience a wide range of skills and situations to give you the best possible start to your career. You will receive: 20% off the job training to support your apprenticeship qualification Day release to the AAT level 2, 3 and 4 courses, this qualification is in addition to the apprenticeship and will be funded by the College with the exception of AAT personal membership. Additional study leave days to help you prepare for examinations Sector relevant staff training The opportunity to gain a Level 2 Customer Service AwardTo make the most of this opportunity you will be expected to complete your apprenticeship qualification during your day release hours. AAT revision is expected to be completed in your own time. This is a globally recognised qualification and is the first step on the path to becoming a qualified accountant. Role ResponsibilitiesInitially your role will support the Bursary and responsibilities will included Help in the administration of the Discretionary Learner Support Fund, including opening accounts, inputting invoices and answering customer queries Process cheque requisitions, refunds and internet payments arranging for appropriate authorisation Collect & distribute the departmental post Balance departmental control accounts Raising and distributing Sales ledger invoices and credit notes on a daily basis.You will also get the opportunity to experience the following rolesCash book Daily inputting, checking and reconciling of the bank statements Reconciling the credit card bank account Maintenance of the nominal ledger accounts Accruals for month end accountsSales ledger Credit control Input and monitor sales ledger invoices, credit notes and receipts Monitoring DD's Supporting the Management AccountantPlease see the job description for full details.Required qualifications, skills and experience Essential Good administrative and record keeping skills. Competence in communication and mathematical skills. Ability to work on own initiative. A positive attitude towards 'the customer'. Ability to adapt to a changing role in a fast-paced working environment. Desirable Good IT skills. Working knowledge of Sage, Microsoft Excel, Outlook and WordPlease ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process.https://about-the-college/mission-and-visionFor more information please contact send a completed application form to , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion. This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.Closing Date: Friday 28th May 2021Interview Date: Thursday 3rd June 2021We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.All data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 For more information about how we access and use your information please visit our website - privacy-and-terms


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