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Apprentice Finance Assistant

Trafford Housing Trust
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Job Vacancy - Apprentice Finance Assistant

Salary: £18,699.20

Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Duration: 2-year, Fixed Term Contract

Location: Agile Working (mixture of working at home and our office based in Sale)

Start Date: 12th September 2022

Trafford Housing Trust, also referred to as THT, is a profit-for-purpose housing association with a mission to make society fairer for everyone.

We're actively building diverse teams and encouraging applications from everybody. We want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities we serve. We are a disability-confident organisation and will support applications with reasonable adjustments, including for those who are neuro-diverse.

Our vision is that everyone deserves a quality home that provides them with the opportunity to live a better life. Our purpose is to provide homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.

We put our customers at the heart of everything we do. That's why, as well as building and managing quality homes, we look after the families that live in them and their community.

Is this a mission you'd love to have a helping hand in? We are looking for an apprentice who is enthusiastic and keen to learn and develop their skills in finance.

What do the Ledgers team do?

Working at the heart of finance, the Ledgers team processes invoices, direct debits and various other payments. There are three key areas to this team; cashier, sales ledger and purchase ledger, all contributing to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the finance department.

The role

The duration of the role is a two-year fixed-term contract to cover the length of the apprenticeship programme.

The Apprentice Finance Assistant will work within the Ledgers Team, providing a first-class service to our customers.

The main duties of the role include:

* Invoice Entry and Supplier Statement reconciliation.

* Raising ad hoc sales invoices and credit notes

* Liaising with budget holders regarding invoice and PO queries.

You will undertake a level 2, Accounts or Finance Assistant apprenticeship to support your development and chosen career path. Whilst undertaking your learning programme, your manager will help guide your development and day-to-day work, a mentor will provide extra support throughout your role, and you'll be working alongside experienced colleagues to learn hands-on, work-based skills.

The candidate:

We look for the following in all our apprentices:

* Enthusiasm for the role and THT.

* Ability to understand and be understood, both in writing and verbally.

* Ability to work independently, as well as being a good team player.

* Good organisational skills and ability to manage/prioritise own workload.

* Good problem-solving skills.

* Willingness to learn and grow with a positive attitude to work.

* Acceptable standard of education, ideally GCSE's in English and Maths, Grade C / Grade 4 or above.

In addition, the following skills/experience are desirable for the role:

* Strong numeracy skills

* Good IT Skills (Excel, Systems)

What Trafford Housing Trust can offer you:

Trafford Housing Trust encourages a healthy work/life balance with family-friendly policies, and we offer an attractive benefits package for employees and a competitive and transparent system of pay and reward. These benefits include:

* Excellent training and development opportunities

* Annual leave allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays

* Access to the Social Housing Defined Contribution pension scheme

* Be Smart savings

* Westfield Health Rewards* providing retailer discount

* Company sick pay

* Access to Westfield Private Health Plan*

* Cycle-to-work scheme

* Free Trafford Leisure Gym Membership

* Recognition awards

* Option to join one of our inclusion networks

* Two Volunteering days a year

* Parental/Adoption leave

* Access to Wellbeing and Prayer rooms

Interested? If so, please complete your application. The closing date for all applications will be 8th July 2022. Good luck!

Please note we reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should we receive a high number of suitable applications and, therefore, would encourage early submission
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