Finance Apprentice

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Apprenticeship Level 3 - £20,741.30
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 30/11/2021 at 23:55
Reference: Fam/21/172818

Are you looking for a career in finance with training and flexibility? Do you want to work for an award winning, ambitious public sector organisation?

We are looking for a full time, motivated and energetic Finance Apprentice to work within our busy Public Health Team at the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

This is an exciting opportunity to embark on a challenging and rewarding finance career in a dynamic, fast paced environment. Successful candidates will be supported with a thorough training scheme which will help them acquire the skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully fulfil this finance position within a Public Health environment.

The post is for a period of 21 months but on completion of the apprenticeship, the post holder will be supported to apply for other internal vacancies to progress their career.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Finance and Contracts Officer as well as with the Public Health team and a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and partners. The successful candidate will be involved in and carry out a varied range of tasks. Some of the key responsibilities for the role will be to:

  • Assist with payments (Batching, matching and processing invoices)
  • Assist with raising invoices, POs and GRNs when needed
  • Updating the accounts and providing financial reports
  • Carrying out regular accounts reconciliation
  • Cooperating with ad hoc admin tasks
  • Monitoring the contracts and updating financial transactions
  • Communicating and cooperating with Finance Team, Accounts Payable Team, Accounts Receiving Team and Cash Flow Management Team
  • Dealing with suppliers’ financial queries

The successful candidates will:

  • Have a basic understanding of the importance of the services provided by local authority including the ways in which these services are funded
  • Possess the ability to read and understand written procedures and policies
  • Have a qualification in Maths and English at Grade A-C / 5-9 GCSE or have passed AAT level 2 or have passed the first three modules of ACCA.
  • Be able to organise and prioritise a challenging and varied workload but know when to approach colleagues for support and guidance

About Waltham Forest:

Waltham Forest is a vibrant, diverse home to approximately 260,000 residents in East London, easily accessible from central London by train and underground.

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving as one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: we were the first ever London Borough of Culture and were named ‘Local Authority of the Year’ at the 2019 MJ Awards. Our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We are an ambitious and innovative Council taking bold new actions to support our residents while remaining focussed on a long-term positive future for Waltham Forest.

Our immediate priorities are to:

  • Celebrate our borough and our residents, working together to make it the best and fairest place it can be
  • Do everything we can to help residents find good jobs
  • Work with residents to act locally to fight the climate emergency and build a cleaner future
  • Tackle the inequality that holds some of our residents back so that we can harness the diverse passions and skills of the people of Waltham Forest
  • Work with residents to reduce crime and keep our homes and neighbourhoods safe
  • Work with everyone in our community to protect us all from Covid 19 and to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives

For further information about the role, please contact Massoud Bahador, Public Health Finance Officer on: massoud.bahador@walthamforest.gov.uk

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks from the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

London Borough of Waltham Forest values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process

Are you looking for a career in finance with training and flexibility? Do you want to work for an award winning, ambitious public sector organisation?

We are looking for a full time, motivated and energetic Finance Apprentice to work within our busy Public Health Team at the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

This is an exciting opportunity to embark on a challenging and rewarding finance career in a dynamic, fast paced environment. Successful candidates will be supported with a thorough training scheme which will help them acquire the skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully fulfil this finance position within a Public Health environment.

The post is for a period of 21 months but on completion of the apprenticeship, the post holder will be supported to apply for other internal vacancies to progress their career.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Finance and Contracts Officer as well as with the Public Health team and a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and partners. The successful candidate will be involved in and carry out a varied range of tasks. Some of the key responsibilities for the role will be to:

  • Assist with payments (Batching, matching and processing invoices)
  • Assist with raising invoices, POs and GRNs when needed
  • Updating the accounts and providing financial reports
  • Carrying out regular accounts reconciliation
  • Cooperating with ad hoc admin tasks
  • Monitoring the contracts and updating financial transactions
  • Communicating and cooperating with Finance Team, Accounts Payable Team, Accounts Receiving Team and Cash Flow Management Team
  • Dealing with suppliers’ financial queries

The successful candidates will:

  • Have a basic understanding of the importance of the services provided by local authority including the ways in which these services are funded
  • Possess the ability to read and understand written procedures and policies
  • Have a qualification in Maths and English at Grade A-C / 5-9 GCSE or have passed AAT level 2 or have passed the first three modules of ACCA.
  • Be able to organise and prioritise a challenging and varied workload but know when to approach colleagues for support and guidance

About Waltham Forest:

Waltham Forest is a vibrant, diverse home to approximately 260,000 residents in East London, easily accessible from central London by train and underground.

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving as one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: we were the first ever London Borough of Culture and were named ‘Local Authority of the Year’ at the 2019 MJ Awards. Our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We are an ambitious and innovative Council taking bold new actions to support our residents while remaining focussed on a long-term positive future for Waltham Forest.

Our immediate priorities are to:

  • Celebrate our borough and our residents, working together to make it the best and fairest place it can be
  • Do everything we can to help residents find good jobs
  • Work with residents to act locally to fight the climate emergency and build a cleaner future
  • Tackle the inequality that holds some of our residents back so that we can harness the diverse passions and skills of the people of Waltham Forest
  • Work with residents to reduce crime and keep our homes and neighbourhoods safe
  • Work with everyone in our community to protect us all from Covid 19 and to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives

For further information about the role, please contact Massoud Bahador, Public Health Finance Officer on: massoud.bahador@walthamforest.gov.uk

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks from the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

London Borough of Waltham Forest values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

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