Accountant Modern Apprenticeship

North Lan

Job overview

The right training. The right experience. The right qualifications.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get all this from one, effective, rewarding opportunity? Well you can. This post will give you the practical experience and qualifications you need to follow a career in Accounting, and help you secure a career you’ll really love.

Working within the core finance function as well as key strategic business units across the Service, the modern apprentice will gain experience in all aspects of the Council’s financial and operational systems. Strong emphasis will be placed on the modern apprentice gaining a working knowledge of local government business processes and accounting systems.

What will I learn?

1. Recording income and receipts
2. Processing and recording payments
3. Reconciling income bank statements to financial ledger
4. Providing information for management control
5. Maintaining financial records and collation of data
6. Analysing and evaluating financial information
7. Preparing reports and returns
8. Liaising with NLC services and external agencies
9. Distribution of mail, faxing, scanning and general admin duties
10. Studying towards and achieving Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) level 6 through a planned training programme.

This job outline is intended to indicate the broad range of responsibilities and requirements of the post. It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive but, while some variation can be expected in particular duties, the outline is considered to provide a reasonable general description of the post.

What qualification or qualities are required?

An essential part of this position will be to gain valuable on the job skills and training and to complete a Modern Apprenticeship SVQ Level 3 in Accounting. Apprentices spend time working in a range of different financial service areas learning the business from the ground up, so they can make an effective contribution in helping the Council deliver its services.

4 Standard Grades, at bands 1-3 / 4 National 5s, at band A-C (both including English), or equivalent, plus two Highers at bands A-C and Standard Grades/Nat 5 in Accounting at bands 1-3 are essential. Those who have completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in accounting will be automatically taken to interview.

You will have good interpersonal skills and be enthusiastic, confident and outgoing. Well developed IT skills and good communication skills are both deemed essential.

You must be able to give practical examples of when and how you have demonstrated team work and you should have an awareness of, and a general interest in accounting and working in an office environment, therefore previous office work experience would be advantageous.

Salary: £7,917 to £14,942 per year

Based: Various locations across North Lanarkshire

Employment/employer: Full-time (35 Hours)North Lanarkshire Council

Closing date: 13/07/2019

Qualification: SCQF level 6/7

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