Level 2 Accounting Apprenticeship/AAT/Finance

Sussex Downs College Apprenticeships
225.00 GBP Weekly
04 Aug 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

MCL Transport Consultants Ltd is looking to offer an Apprenticeship to work towards an AAT qualification and to take on the role of Revenue and Data Systems Assistant. At the same time you will learn office skills, gain work experience and help the company to fulfil its role.

Due to the company gaining new contracts, MCL wishes to increase its team. Having taken on an apprentice 4 years ago, we feel the position would be mutually beneficial to a young person good at maths and computers and wanting to gain work experience whilst studying for a professional qualification such as AAT, on the way to an accountancy career.

The duties will be:

  • Accurate data entry of bus operator concessionary journey claims (manually and electronically) into specialist software (CAM)
  • Manipulation of electronic data using Excel and other specialist software.
  • Monitoring bus operator data for variances - if required, raising query with team leader and recording any answers
  • Ensuring all operator data is received on time - chase via email and phone where required
  • Maintaining register of data receipt
  • Extracting reports from specialist software (CAM) to enable checking of data and calculation of reimbursement due for quarterly account reconciliations and interim payments
  • Input of survey results received from surveyors using Excel
  • Maintain filing system
  • General assistance with ad hoc tasks to increase knowledge of the business and assist the team

Weekly wage GBP225.00

Working week Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 17.30 with 1 hour lunch break

Total hours per week: 37.50

Apprenticeship duration 12 months

Possible start date 28 Aug 2017

The essential skills for the role include:

  • Good Excel knowledge and willingness and ability to progress to advanced level
  • Good skills with Word and Outlook
  • Good with figures
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Good time and task organisation skills
  • Good telephone manner essential

The essential skills for the role include:

  • Desire to learn and progress
  • Good team player able to work as part of a small dedicated team
  • Commitment
  • Conscientious Good self-presentation -- knowing how to act, dress, and communicate with colleagues, clients and the public.
  • Interest in transport a bonus
  • Qualifications required It is desirable to have A Level Maths or an equivalent qualification.

Future prospects

The successful Apprentice will be part of a team of 5 who look after the day to day processing of claims, including an apprentice who has just completed AAT. The tasks involved are covered in the description above. In addition, MCL is very much involved in the development of smartcard technology and is working with 2 other companies in the South of England to develop skills in this rapidly changing field. There will be excellent opportunities for the right person to be a part of that learning process and help the team to be at the forefront of new technology whilst maintaining the simple principles of an accounting function Things to consider We welcome applications from candidates living within easy commuting distance from Seaford. Our existing staff come from Seaford, Newhaven, Lewes, Uckfield, Brighton and Hove for example.

The benefits for this apprenticeship include:

1. Holiday 25 days per annum 2. Pension Scheme 5% contribution after probation period 3. Tea, coffee, water provided free It is desirable to have A Level Maths or an equivalent qualification to apply for this role. The minimum wage is GBP6 per hour but this is depending on age and prior qualifications held.

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