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Apprentice Finance Administrator

Banstead, Surrey
Full Time
Apprenticeship £12,000 FTE
21st July 2020
Start Date
1st September 2020
3rd August 2020 08:46 AM
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1st September 2020
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1109565

Your opportunity

We are looking for an Apprentice Finance Administrator, who will work as part of the Trust finance team to offer support to our Trust Purchase Ledger and Trust Banking team in their day to day processes. The successful candidate will undertake a range of duties including processing invoices, chasing payment, raising purchases orders, dealing with suppliers and resolving payment queries. The role will require someone who is organised, approachable and works well as part of a team.

Applicants must be willing to commit to the apprenticeship course that will run for 18 months, where you will learn on the job and have 20% dedicated study time. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will have earned a Level 3 Assistant Accountant, and gain an AAT qualification.

The Assistant Accountant Level 3 course provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to become a certified accounting professional. The course is expertly tailored to the job role of an Assistant Accountant and will teach you the skills required to assist with day to day financial activities such as data entry and month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. The training we deliver will teach you how to process quality and accurate information by applying business knowledge and ethical standards to real-world practices. The Assistant Accountant Level 3 course creates a concrete platform for professional development within the accounting sector.

The successful candidate will be based in our Head Office in Banstead. 

About GLF Schools

GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of their own local community, yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Some of our benefits include: 

  •  Continuous Professional Development
  •  Work life and family friendly policies
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Wellbeing
  • Career Pathways and Talent Management
  • Valued worker scheme 

As part of GLF, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for all staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 40 academies or in our central team.

What we are looking for

As the successful Finance Administrator you will:

  • Be able to multitask in an environment where priorities can frequently change
  • Have strong IT skills, in particular Microsoft Excel and Word, with the ability to pick up IT packages quickly to provide support to colleagues
  • Have excellent organisation and administration skills
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and be a team player

The Details

Salary: £12,000 FTE

Hours of work: 36 hours a week, 52 weeks of the year

Closing date for applications: 3rd August 2020

Interview date: TBC - interviews will take place via video link


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.