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Apprentice Accounts Assistant

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Longbenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Apprentice
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Annual wage
  • Working week
    Monday - Friday, between 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5
  • Expected duration
    12 Months
  • Possible start date
    03 Jun 2024
  • Date posted
    19 Apr 2024
  • Apprenticeship level
    Level 2 (GCSE)
  • Reference number
  • Positions
    1 available
What you will do in your working day
The position will involve accurate data entry for accounting purposes along with sales ledger and credit control, whilst also ensuring responsive administrative support to the main accounts/admin office which in turns supports the organisation as a whole.

Main duties include:
  • Assisting with general accounts data entry
  • Assisting accounts supervisor with journal entries
  • Use of computerised accountancy software such as Sage Line 50 accounts
  • Sales ledger including distributing sales invoices, sending statements, and credit control
  • Dealing with expenses and credit card receipt processing
  • General admin support: distributing and logging emails, typing letters, photocopying, scanning and filing
  • Ordering stationery via a purchase order system on a normal weekly cycle, ad hoc ordering as & when required
  • Servicing training and meeting requirements
  • Answering telephone internally/externally including dealing with difficult situations. This must be in a timely manner and ensuring a positive corporate image
  • Reception Function
  • Assisting in stores as and when required

Applicants should have good IT skills and be keen to learn, also be able to work off own initiative and have excellent communication skills.

Probationary period applies.
The training you will be getting
  • Accounts or Finance Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Attend weekly day release sessions for the AAT level 2 at Access Training on Team Valley, Gateshead
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
  • Ongoing training and development will be provided and the opportunity for duties to progress

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative Qualifications GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Minimum Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Minimum Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential Things to consider Applicants should be keen to develop a career in accountancy and be able to attend weekly day release sessions for the AAT level 2 Apprenticeship at Access Training on Team Valley, Gateshead. Please ensure you can travel to Balliol Business Park for a 9.00am start

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