Job Title : Finance Apprentice
Employer : Parkwood Holdings - Head Office - Chorley
Location : Chorely, Lancashire, PR7 4AT
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Business & Admin
Vacancy Reference : VAC-45837
Vacancy Short Description : Parkwood Holdings Ltd is a leading provider of support services to public and private sector clients. With revenues in excess of £100 million, the Group employs over 6,000 people throughout the UK providing services which include Grounds Management, Leisure Management and Healthcare.
Qualifications Required : Minimum 5 GCSE A*- C Grades, with a minimum of Grade B in Mathematics. A-Levels or B-Tech qualification desirable.
Vacancy Full Description : The role of the Group Finance Apprentice will be to undertake all aspects of purchase and sales ledger processing for the holding company of a large and diverse group. Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, the Apprentice will be supported in all aspects of their technical and professional development. The Apprentice will be supported through all stages of the AAT Qualification. On completion of the AAT qualification there will be the option to progress to the ACCA or CIMA qualification, which will be funded by the company. As the Apprentice gains experience there will be scope to take on broader management accounts duties such as general ledger reconciliations, accruals and prepayments and variance analysis.
Your role will include a variety of duties including:
- Provide a range of administrative duties as required (Photocopying, scanning, sending faxes, taking messages, incoming and outgoing calls, post, word processing etc.)
- Answering the telephone, ensuring messages are passed on accurately and efficiently
- Inputting data, keeping records, statistics, confidential and general fling systems as directed
- Greeting and serving customers
- Answering calls and email correspondence
- Processing invoices
Reporting to the Finance Manager the Purchase Ledger Apprentice must be able to communicate in a confident manner, have a professional attitude, ability to work within tight deadlines and be a flexible team player.
The successful candidate will be a logical thinker with a strong acumen for numbers, possess strong IT skills and a knowledge of Excel would be desirable.
The Apprentice will be supported through all stages of the Level 2 Business Administration qualification and all aspects of their technical and professional development.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 30 hours per week
Weekly Wage : £160.00
Application Deadline Date : 05/08/2019
Possible Start Date : 12/08/2019
Personal Qualities : The successful candidate must be organised, able to communicate with stakeholders in a confident manner, have a professional attitude, ability to work within tight deadlines and be a flexible team player.
Drive to succeed within a large, successful business. The successful candidate will be a logical thinker with a strong acumen for numbers and possess strong IT skills.
Skills Required : The successful candidate must be able to communicate clearly and efficiently in a confident manner, have a professional and honest attitude, determination and the ability to work within tight deadlines, and be an adaptable team player. They must also be a logical thinker with good writing skills.
Future Prospects : Potential to progress on to further qualifications and job roles
Training to be Provided : - Level 2 in Business Administration
- Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (if applicable)
Other Information : The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.90 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £6.15 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.70 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £8.21 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). These rates apply from 1st April 2019.
Things to consider : The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early
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