Knights Care Ltd

Apprentice Accounts Assistant - Intermediate (Level 2)

Knights Care Ltd (Employer)

Sheffield College, the (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £187.50
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00.
18 months (duration)
5 July 2021(start date)
Accounts / Finance Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
25 June 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Knights Care Ltd is a privately owned company operating since 2006, specialising in Dementia and Nursing care. We are looking for a confident individual who is committed, driven and efficient to work in our accounts team to assist all areas of the finance function with support from Sheffield College to achieve a Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Accounts Manager.

As an Apprentice Accounts Assistant, you will have a broad range of responsibilities to carry out as your work toward your AAT Foundation certificate in accounting (Level 2).

These include:

Creditors:

  • Assist in processing invoices
  • Assist in preparing payment runs for sign off

Debtors:

  • Assist in processing Direct Debits

Banking:

  • Ad-hoc payments

Procurement:

  • Liaises with the care homes to determine their product needs
  • Monitors business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods without sacrificing quality or delivery times
  • Nurture relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for company
  • Assesses total costs of company purchases
  • Develops and implements strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels
  • Implement necessary stock control measures

Account reconciliations:

  • Journal creation and entry

Experience:

  • Confident and accurate written and verbal communication skills

Future Prospects

Sustained employment with further accredited training towards realistic opportunities to progress for the committed and ambitious individual.

Reality Check

Candidates will need to ensure sustainable transport to reach our location of:

Dunston Technology Park,

Millennium Way,

Chesterfield,

S41 8ND

Skills Required

  • Good IT skills including experience in using Microsoft Office packages
  • Good personal organisation and administrative skills with the ability to self- organise and meet competing deadlines

Qualities Required

  • Good attention to detail
  • Presents and conducts self professionally
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written skill required
  • Ability to report and record accurately
  • Flexible approach to duties and working pattern
  • Adaptable and reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Willingness to undertake training as required and to learn and develop new skills

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Training Provided

Level 2 Accounts / Finance Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • AAT Foundation certificate in Accounting (Level 2)
  • 1 day per week attendance Sheffield College – City Campus

The two EPA assessment methods are:

  • Structured interview (supported by a portfolio of evidence summary)
  • In-tray test

Both assessment methods will be conducted and graded by an independent EPAO.

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