Apprentice Accountant Associate with The Financial Conduct Authority - Master's Degree (Level 7)

Employer:

THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY

Training Provider:

BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION LIMITED

Weekly wage £422.80
35.0 hours per week 35 (Monday to Friday, times to be confirmed)
duration: 36 months
start: 7 September 2020
London
Master's Degree (Level 7)
Accountancy Taxation Professional (apprenticeship standard)
13 May 2020 (application closing date)
This role sits within the Finance and Business Services department and will be working with the Senior Finance Analysts who look after Operations. This role includes assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts as well as supporting the quarterly forecast and annual budget setting processes.

Responsibilities

The Operations division provides the platform and tools to enable the FCA to deliver on its statutory objectives. The Division is split into seven areas (COO’s office, Business and Technology Solutions, Corporate Responsibility, Cyber Information & Resilience, Finance & Business Services, HR and Procurement).

What does this job involve?

  • The key responsibilities of a Apprentice Accountant in Finance will include:
  • Monthly reporting (including journal processing & balance sheet reconciliations)
  • Preparing quarterly Forecasts
  • Budget setting
  • Assisting in the production of timely and insightful management information to senior leadership
  • Providing other support to the Senior Finance Analysts as required, including assisting with answering ad hoc queries, variance analysis and assisting with audit queries
  • Continuous Improvement – always looking to develop and improve processes and procedures

Pension/Benefits

Career and family leave, flexible working options, a minimum of 25 days’ holiday, a non-contributory pension, private healthcare, interest-free season ticket loans, a performance-based bonus, a subsidised on-site fitness centre (London only), a subsidised restaurant, charity and volunteering initiatives, sports and social clubs, a reflection and multi-faith room and free eye tests.

Future Prospects

Apprentices who successfully complete their professional qualification and apprenticeship programme will be considered for a permanent role within the FCA.

Reality Check

Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s).

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Skills Required

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages (including Excel in particular)
  • Good numerical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organise information in a comprehensible manner
  • Logical and creative thinking skills 

Qualities Required

  • Capable of working effectively as part of a team and supporting others
  • An analytical mind – enjoys problem solving and understanding new issues
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
  • A thorough and organised approach – able to manage a variety of tasks and issues, prioritising appropriately
  • An interest in the financial services sectors and regulation
  • Excellent judgement with ability to raise issues on a timely and appropriate basis
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on new tasks and responsibilities and to adapt to change

Qualifications Required

  • Minimum of 2 A Levels at grades A*-C (or equivalent) – including one in a numerical subject e.g. Maths, Economics, Finance
  • In addition to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications

Training Provided

As an Accounting Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Accountancy Taxation Professional Apprenticeship at Level 7. Within the apprenticeship you will undertake the ACCA professional qualification.

The apprenticeship will be completed at a BPP centre or via the Online Classroom platform, in addition to at the workplace.

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