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Finance Apprentice

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:National Minimum Wage (for 18 to 20 year olds paid 

Appointment Type:Apprenticeship 

Location:leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8SA 


Closing date:26 July 2019 at midnight 

Working Hours: 37 hours per week Monday to Friday including college attendance
Current Salary Rates - LCC First year of apprenticeship - any age £6.15 per hour
After the 1st year:
Ages 25 and over £8.21 per hour
Ages 21 to 24 £7.70 per hour
Ages 20 and under £6.15 per hour
About us
Leicestershire County Council serves over 600,000 Leicestershire residents.  We manage a diverse range of public services in areas such as Education, Waste, Roads, Environmental Planning and Social Care, as well as forming key partnerships with both public and private organisations to better serve the people of Leicestershire.
About the job
Leicestershire County Council is looking to recruit a Finance Apprentice to join their Finance Department. The successful candidate will take on various duties within the Finance department whilst attending college to complete their Apprenticeship. It is intended that the successful candidate would undertake the 'Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship' standard which is a level 3 qualification, the current entry level for an accounting apprenticeship.                                The successful post-holder will provide support across the Finance function depending on need. This could include supporting either:
• The Financial Analysis & Information Team (FAIT) supporting services with financial planning, budget setting, financial monitoring and forecasting; and the year-end closure of accounts.
• The Finance Business Partner Teams in helping provide strategic advice to departments on a range of issues including growth and savings.
• The Technical Accounting Team (TAT) supporting the co-ordination of the production of the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS), annual statutory accounts, the Council's banking requirements and taxation compliance.
Some of the key specific tasks and duties are likely to include:
• Customer query and resolution
• Production of scheduled & ad-hoc reports & information
• Entering and Maintaining Financial Information
• Supporting Manager Self-service
About you
Do you have a financial mind?
Are you motivated and well organised?
More specifically you will need:
• the desire to gain valuable work-based skills and experience
• the determination to succeed in your qualification and in the workplace
• the attitude to help you become the best that you can be
• excellent communication and IT skills.
What we’ll offer in return
We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. We offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees including:
• A Local Government Pension Scheme.
• Free On-Site Parking
• Generous Annual leave and flexible working arrangements.
This experience will provide a good foundation to enable successful candidates to develop a career in Financial Services leading to further potential professional qualifications.                                 
Additional Information:
Please see the full job profile attached which includes details of the person we are looking for. Also attached is further details about the apprenticeship standard which you will be working towards.
For more information or an informal discussion about this post please contact Nerinder Samaria at or telephone 0116 305 7616.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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