Nhs Property Services Limited

Finance Shared Services Apprentice Assistant Accountant - Advanced (Level 3)

Nhs Property Services Limited (Employer)

Kaplan Financial Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,000.00
37.5 hours per week Working week will be Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00. The training will be one day in college per week. No weekend or evening work required.
18 months (duration)
26 October 2022(start date)
Assistant accountant (apprenticeship standard)
30 September 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Based in Stockport, the wider Finance Shared Service (FSS) team is responsible for the transactional aspects of finance including: Accounts Payable (AP), Banking and Payments, and Treasury. We are seeking a Finance Apprentice to join the FSS team. The successful candidate will be supported with professional development via an AAT qualification.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Carry out the full range of administrative and financial activity required to ensure effective processing of invoices and timely payments to contractors and suppliers, utilising relevant purchasing and invoice systems and effective payment scheduling, resolving issues and queries in line with agreed policies and procedures
  • Provide clear, supportive, and accurate advice to suppliers and colleagues on Accounts Payable policies and procedures and coaching on IT system navigation, to ensure an understanding of the service and process to follow for prompt payment of invoices
  • Maintain and review system records to ensure accurate data is held and purchase order and invoice issues are investigated and resolved in line with agreed procedures and service level agreements, escalating as appropriate
  • Reconcile supplier statements with internal system records, identifying and resolving discrepancies where possible or escalating as appropriate
  • Develop effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders as appropriate to ensure effective processing of invoices and timely payments are progressed, escalating for line management intervention as required
  • Ensure adherence to financial controls and internal business processes to effectively support Accounts Payable Services. Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and procedures
  • Respond flexibly to any necessary changes in work priorities and undertake other duties when required to support the effective operation of the service
  • Ensure that all data protection requirements are met in accordance with the Group’s policy, procedures, and statutory requirements
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are met in accordance with the Group’s policy, procedures, and statutory requirements

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the successful candidate will qualify as a Level 3 (A-Level) within AAT
  • The job rotation will also help support their development requirements for a Professional Accountancy membership upon completing the required examinations
  • The role will be based in Stockport (SK4), and training will be one day a week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The successful candidate will be supported with professional development via an AAT qualification
  • The role will involve working to support the Finance Shared Services team, with the candidate working across multiple functions through job rotation. Including Accounts Payable processing; Banking and Payments; Cash Management and query management. The job rotation will also help support their development requirements for a Professional Accountancy membership upon completing the required examinations
  • Though we cannot guarantee permanent employment following successful completion, every effort will be made to ensure a smooth transition into the wider business

Reality Check

It would be beneficial for applicants to have a good working knowledge of the Microsoft suite - including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 4) Essential
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