Christ the King St Mary's Sixth Form

Finance Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Christ the King St Mary's Sixth Form (Employer)

Newham College of Further Education (Training Provider)

Annual wage £12,000.00
35.0 hours per week Monday to Friday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
14 months (duration)
24 August 2021(start date)
Assistant accountant (apprenticeship standard)
13 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To carry out the day-to-day finance tasks of the College and assist the Finance Director in her/his duties in order to provide a high-quality service. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.


The main activities and responsibilities are to:

  • Process purchase orders and requisitions for the College using PRS Elementary and SAGE Line 200 software
  • Maintaining the electronic Purchase Order register using MS Excel
  • Keeping detailed records of Purchase orders received and following up on outstanding orders on a regular basis
  • Entering deliveries and invoices onto the Finance System (Sage 200) and obtaining authorisation for payment from staff, obtaining copies of invoices from suppliers
  • Ensuring all expense claims are processed using the appropriate forms i.e. Petty Cash/Travel
  • Taking payments and issuing receipts to students/staff for all visits/books/conferences etc and keeping detailed records of all monies collected from students/staff
  • Posting photocopying journal from the automated usage reports received every month for departments
  • Regularly update filing systems and ensuring all corresponding ledgers are kept up-to-date
  • Supporting and contributing to other administrative functions in the College
  • Promote equal opportunities for students and staff
  • Undertake other tasks as required by the Principal, after due consultation

Future Prospects

Potential permanent position.

Reality Check

Do you want a career in Finance?

Skills Required

  • Good IT skills
  • The ability to analyse, interrogate and interpret data for a range of purposes
  • Good organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Flexibility and the ability to work calmly, under pressure and to have a good sense of humour
  • A confident telephone manner and good oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively in a team and with a range of people
  • An understanding and interest in the education environment, particularly as it relates to young people
  • The ability to manage and communicate effectively and to establish professional relationships with all staff and students
  • An awareness of the need for personal development, both as a member of a team and as an individual; a willingness to participate in INSET and appraisal

Qualities Required

  • Hard working
  • Focused
  • Highly numerate

Qualifications Required

Maths qualification or working towards.

Training Provided

  • Assistant Accountant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
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