Apprentice Finance Assistant

Closing Date: 12/12/2021
Contract Contract
Working Hours Full Time
Locations Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees
Salary National Minimum Wage
Company Education Training Collective

Job Description

Brief overview of the role

Vision Academy Learning Trust, central Trust headquarters at Whinstone Primary School in Ingleby Barwick are looking for a finance apprentice to join their team. This role incorporates study and completion of the level 3 Assistant Accountant whilst working in the finance department.

Vacancy description

Key Duties:

  • To provide a range of clerical duties including photocopying, sending emails, filing, message-taking, sorting and distributing post, etc.
  • To respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from staff, suppliers and other stakeholders
  • To deal with all customer contact effectively, and courteously, in line with Trust policies and procedures
  • To maintain manual and computerised systems including inputting data, keeping records, statistics, confidential and general filing systems as directed
  • To provide support to the Finance Manager with the accounts payable function. This will include resolving queries on purchase invoices by liaising with suppliers and staff members. To take phone calls from suppliers and record their queries
  • To provide support to the Manager with the input of banking transactions
  • To record Purchase Orders on accounting system and place orders with supplier email
  • To scan records onto the finance system for electronic archiving
  • To carry out other appropriate tasks as may be required by the Finance Department.
  • To study towards and complete the AAT accounting qualification


  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to Safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and comply with data protection in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Trust Policies
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure Equal Opportunities for all
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Show a duty of care and take appropriate action to comply with Health & Safety requirements at all times
  • Demonstrate and promote commitment to Equal Opportunities and to the elimination of behaviour and practices that could be discriminatory

Working week

  • 37 hours, Monday to Friday, hours to be confirmed

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Great organisation skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • A good knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about pursuing a career in Finance
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Hardworking
  • Dedicated

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE maths & English, A*-C/9-4 or equivalent
  • AAT Level 2 qualified

Future prospects

  • An opportunity for a full time position at the end of the apprenticeship

Training to be provided

  • Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills maths & English, if required
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