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Apprentice Junior Finance Analyst

Closing date
15 Nov 2021

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Title: Apprentice Junior Finance Analyst

Contract Type: Fixed term contract - initially 20 months qualification

Location: Based at our Stratford Office - 29-35 West Ham Lane, Stratford, London E15 4PH

Persona: Agile

Salary: £18,228 per annum

Closing date for completed applications: 10th November 2021

Interviews will be held on: w/c 15th November 2021

Due to COVID19, colleagues in eligible roles are currently working from home in line with government guidelines

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated

L&Q Apprenticeships have been designed to help you get the career you've always wanted. This opportunity will help you to get your foot on the career ladder with an organisation that supports you from beginning to end, and beyond. We're looking for driven, intelligent people to kick start their professional careers and gain practical experience in the world of finance. We are also offering the opportunity to earn accounting industry certifications (AAT).

As an Apprentice Junior Finance Analyst at L&Q, you'll be working within our Finance Business Partnering team in producing reconciliations, statement and supporting the team in a range of finance based activities relevant to our reporting areas. The reporting areas include central services (for example Human Resources, IT and Finance), rental and our in-house maintenance function. Your main duties will include:
  • Working within the finance business partnering functions on reconciliations, statutory accounts and other key financial reports
  • Process journals across a variety of areas
  • Provide support in end of year accounting
  • Develop an understanding of financial processes across our business

We're looking for highly motived students who have want to take their first leap into the world of finance and accounting. You should have a drive to learn new skills and the flexibility to take on different tasks whilst producing work to a high standard. It will be key to have good time management as there will be points where you will need to work in the day and study in the evening.

You'll need to be well organised and have excellent communication and collaboration skills. We are looking for a candidate with resilience, drive, enthusiasm and a passion to help people. We value those that can work in a team and apply logic and reasoning to a range of finance processes.

Other essential skills and experience include:
  • Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Good IT skills
  • Self motivated

Key points about the programme:
  • Must have GCSE`s 9-4/A-C in English Language and Maths or equivalent
  • You must hold or be predicted to achieve at least 3 C's at A level or equivalent
  • Must be able to work in the UK
  • Open to anyone aged 16 or over
  • No experience required
  • You will gain AAT levels 4

As part of the L&Q Apprenticeship scheme you will benefit from a supporting environment that will encourage you to learn and develop throughout the programme.

What you can expect:
  • Great company benefits.
  • Great breadth and variety of experiences through a structured programme within your chosen discipline
  • You'll gain a nationally recognised qualification.
  • You'll have access to outstanding training offered internally.
  • You'll be supported all the way throughout the programme by an experienced line manager and mentor.

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain a qualification whilst working. If you meet the above criteria and are interested in developing your skills whilst working then apply without delay!

Our Commitments

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you're interested in part time working or job sharing. In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it's feasible then we'll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.
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