Magnus Group

Accounts Finance Assistant Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Magnus Group (Employer)

Suffolk New College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £193.12
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm with 30 minute lunch break (includes 20% training time)
14 months (duration)
28 September 2020(start date)
Accounts / Finance Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
25 September 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

A fantastic opportunity to begin a career as a finance assistant undertaking the AAT Level 2 Accounts or Finance Assistant Standard with a prestigious international company. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.


The successful applicant will be supported to cover the following criteria:


  • General understanding of an accounts department and the functions of the Sales and Purchase ledger

General Business:

  • Aware of elements of commercial law that may have an impact when working in accountancy, such as contracts, data protection or Anti Money Laundering
  • Can explain the importance of upholding relevant codes of conduct
  • Can explain different legal entities and organisational structures
  • Aware of the impact of technology on business and its accounting and finance functions.
  • Understanding Your Organisation
  • Understand own role within the context of your organisation
  • Understand transactional processes of accounting and their use within a finance function
  • Understand what makes a business or organisation successful, through either buying or selling products or supplying services to a market
  • Accounting Systems & Processes
  • Understand how accounting systems and processes allows a business to keep track of all types of financial transactions
  • Know a range of routine accounts reports, reports and their use within the finance function
  • Understand the basics of internal control within own organisation.
  • Basic Accounting          
  • Aware of basic accountancy concepts and double entry bookkeeping
  • Understands bookkeeping controls
  • Understand the cost recording system within an organisation
  • Develop an understanding of the differences between Financial and Management Accounting.
  • Ethical Standards          
  • Understands corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethics and sustainability within organisations
  • Understands the importance of the need to keep up-to-date with relevant policies, procedures, regulatory or system changes

Future Prospects

  • For the right candidate who proves to be hard working, flexible on hours to meet business needs along with the diligence to successfully complete their apprenticeship the long term prospects of a full time role are excellent and would include a professional qualification

Reality Check

  • Please bear in mind the location when deciding to apply for this role, how will you get to and from work each day

Skills Required

  • Attention to Detail         
  • The ability to examine data to identify issues
  • The ability to reconcile data to minimise the chance of errors
  • The ability to plan and review work
  • Recognise and rectifies errors
  • Communication
  • Deals effectively with a range of stakeholders using appropriate communication methods to deliver accurate and timely results
  • Avoids jargon and uses the correct technical terms where appropriate
  • Demonstrates good listening and speaking skills to be able to communicate effectively in the right manner
  • Uses Systems and Processes    
  • Utilises relevant office/accounting software packages to input and manage data accurately
  • Ability to maintain the security of accounting information using passwords and other appropriate security measures
  • Personal Effectiveness  
  • Ability to organise self, prioritise workload/activity to meet deadlines
  • Actively identifies team workload problems and offers to support peers where appropriate
  • Ability to understand issues beyond own remit

Qualities Required

  • Supports colleagues and collaborates to achieve results
  • Builds working relationships within own team and other parts of the organisation
  • Be aware of their impact on others
  • Personal Development  
  • Successfully implements changes that are required, as directed
  • Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement
  • Seeks feedback and acts on it to improve their performance
  • Professionalism
  • Looks to behave professionally by adhering to the organisational code of conduct
  • Has a ‘right first time’ approach
  • Shows integrity in their approach
  • Demonstrates personal pride in the job through appropriate dress and positive and confident language
  • Customer Focus
  • Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organisation in line with company policy, regulation and practice
  • Delivers excellent service, identifying and meeting or exceeding customer expectations

Qualifications Required

  • Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability
  • Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and maths at grades 9-4 (A*-C) for a Level 3 Apprenticeship and 9-3 (A*-D) for a Level 2
  • Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship
  • Please note: All applicants regardless of entry requirements will be emailed an Initial Assessment to complete as part of the recruitment procedure
  • This is an online assessment in English and maths and can be completed at your preferred location remotely
  • Currently, due to COVID19 we are not offering Initial Assessment appointments at either campus
  • Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, will be offered further advice and guidance to support their application if required

Training Provided

Accounts/ Finance Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • College Attendance: Day release Ipswich Campus
  • Training for all job specific tasks will be given
  • In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks
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