Finance Apprentice - Wigan & Leigh College

Wigan & Leigh College
Competitive salary
09 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Join Wigan & Leigh College on our journey to outstanding

Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2 College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway on its journey to become Outstanding. With over 6,500 students and a turnover of £26m, the College is in a strong position to continue to move forward and grow.

The College has distinct ambitions to expand its choice of programmes and services to meet the needs of the local community and support the economic transformation of Wigan and surrounding areas.

The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance their learning through wider opportunities and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study and employment.

Reporting into the Management Accountant we are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Finance Apprentice to undertake the following duties:

  • Processing purchase invoices
  • Checking and processing petty cash claims
  • Checking and processing internal recharges
  • Sales Ledger duties
  • General Duties

You will:

Learn the skills needed to help your team with the organisation and input of supplier invoices, as well as providing support for everything from processing the purchase order to reconciliation activity.

Quickly and efficiently resolve any financial queries or issues including working with other areas of the College.

Be responsible for the accurate input and analysis of data using a range of financial systems and spreadsheets.

Learn how to reconcile financial statements and investigate variations.

During your apprenticeship you will be given the opportunity to work towards your AAT Level 2 Qualification and then in following year’s move onto Level 3 & 4.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • GCSE Maths and English grade C qualifications or recognised equivalent
  • Good standards of written and verbal communication
  • Willingness to learn – enthusiastic about studying for an accounting qualification
  • Able to work in a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Self motivated and organised

The College reserves the right to interview for this post should we receive suitable candidates prior to the closing date.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check.

The College is only accepting direct applicants for this role, no agency contact is required.

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