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Apprentice Finance Assistant

  • £16,000 per annum
  • Advanced apprenticeships
  • Expired

- Located near Caledonian Road/Zone 2

About Isledon:
Isledon is a group of related companies delivering public services, based primarily in Islington. We manage three youth hubs in Islington and are also a social enterprise - all of our profits and assets are used exclusively for the public good.

Roles and responsibilities:
• Prepare invoices for services we have provided and send to customers 
• Enter and manage transactions in Sage (accounting system) 
• Deal with customer phone and email enquiries about billing and other matters, courteously, professionally and accurately 
• Support our bookings team with enquiries about invoicing and payment 
• Take payments for services over the phone 
• Reconcile bank and card statements with records in Sage 
• Process supplier invoices and liaise with relevant managers for sign-off 
• Support Finance Manager with payroll and expenses management where needed 
• Ensure records are filed accurately 
• Liaise directly with the youth hubs at Lift, Platform and Rose Bowl, including collecting paperwork for processing and responding to queries

Skills required:
• Passionate about quality, detail and accuracy in systems 
• Friendly, cheerful, positive and motivated about the work we do with young people and organisations hiring our facilities 
• Education, qualifications or experience 
• Good standard of maths 
• Comfortable with computer systems, Microsoft Office and Sharepoint

Personal qualities desired:
• Enjoy multi-tasking in a busy environment 
• Good, positive phone manner, able to listen well and understand clients' issues 
• Confident with mental arithmetic 
• Looking for development and training opportunities 
• Believer in supportive environments, sharing with colleagues and putting young people at the heart of everything we do

Entry requirements:
• GCSE English (Literature or Language) grade C- A* (or 4-9) or level 2 functional skill
• GCSE Mathematics grade C-A* (or 4-9) or level 2 functional skill
• Good knowledge of IT packages e.g Microsoft Office, Google Docs/Sheets etc.

Included in qualification:
  1. Training on the 18 month Standard Level 3 Assistant Accountant (AAT3) apprenticeship.
  2. Being a WhiteHat apprentice means access to awesome social events, sports teams, insight/career days with other apprentices to grow your network, as well as your own personal Coach who will guide you through the qualification to help you achieve your full potential.
  3. As part of your WhiteHat Apprenticeship, you will have access to our Future Leaders Foundation modules to develop 6 key competencies, underpinned by well-being, self-awareness, motivation, conscientiousness, effectiveness and grit.
What's next:
After your Accounting apprenticeship progress into a full-time role as Junior Finance Assistant, Assistant Accountant, Bookkeeping Assistant, Junior Tax Consultant or Audit Assistant. You can also complete the ACCA qualification into Chartered Accountancy
Working hours: 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

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