Accountancy Apprentice for Chorley Borough Council (ref ACC04)

To support the different teams within the Shared Financial Services team to provide high quality accountancy services to South Ribble and Chorley Councils. We have 2 positions available for the right candidates.
Please note - this is a level 4 vacancy so a level 3 AAT qualification is required.

Apprenticeship Information

Start Date 08/02/2021
Location Chorley
Occupational Areas Accounting
Closing Date 01/02/2021
Wage £6.45 Hour
Working Week Monday - Friday (flexible working)
21 months
Apprenticeship Level 4

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  • Job Description

    Shared Financial Services are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Finance Apprentice to work in our busy Financial Management, Treasury and Exchequer teams.
    The successful candidate will be working as part of a team:

    Delivering financial/management accounting support
    Treasury management,
    Maintaining and improving our finance system and processes
    Accounts payable. 

    The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to use IT systems in a wide range of applications, the ability to work to time sensitive deadlines with excellent attention to detail, be able to work well on their own as well as part of a team, possess good communication and inter personal skills and have high levels of integrity, honesty, reliability and confidentiality.

    This post will encompass a wide range of responsibilities as outlined in the Job description.

    Although based at the Town Hall, Chorley, the candidate may be required to work across Shared Services which includes the Civic Centre Leyland.
    As part of the apprenticeship, the successful applicant will be required to study for the AAT Accounting Level x Apprenticeship Framework and will therefore need to have the minimum entry requirements for the course.

  • Personal Qualities

    Ability to work as part of team or to use own initiative.
    Ability to organise and prioritise workload
    Ability to work to proactively and within service standards

  • Qualifications Required

    5 x GCSE’s A*-C / 9-4 which must include GCSE English and Maths at A*-C/ 9-4 or equivalent
    AND an AAT L3 or equivalent level Accounting Qualification

  • Future Prospects

    Potential progression depending on level and consideration for permanent role

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