Finance Apprentice

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Monitoring and reconciliation of bank accounts
  • Adherence to agreed banking processes and procedures to ensure the company bank account group is always in credit, in conjunction with enabling the payment of suppliers within contracted timescales
  • Payment of suppliers and receipting of income in Sage
  • Responsibility for actively engaging in the pursuit and recovery of debt
  • Establishment of weekly payments schedule
  • Assist with bid/tender control, reporting, financial evaluations and scoping
  • Engagement and building of relationships with suppliers and customers
  • Supporting the ordering of consumables for NHS Trusts via Microsoft Nav
  • Development of relevant knowledge, skills and understanding of the business
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as specified by the business

The successful individual will have the following attributes;

Personality: Confident, self-motivated with a “can-do” attitude. Must have a positive outlook and a clear focus on high quality with great attention to detail. Well-presented and business-like with the ability to understand business needs. You must be able to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently. An affinity with financial matters would be of benefit.

Specific Job Skills: You must be able to demonstrate good oral & written skills, be commercially aware and be able to multi-task. You should be able to manage your time effectively within a pressurised environment, ensuring that key tasks are undertaken as a priority. You will have the ability to understand the priorities of the business and make decisions quickly. The ability to engage effectively with external suppliers and customers to answer any financial queries in a pleasant and efficient manner is extremely important. Computer skills and the ability to use and understand new systems quickly are absolutely essential to the smooth running of the department.

You should be able to:

  • Answer telephone calls both professionally and courteously
  • Direct calls and respond to enquiries in an efficient manner
  • Ability to scrutinise bank balances with a mind to supporting the payment of suppliers in conjunction with guaranteed and expected income streams
  • Handling of sometimes complex incoming orders and placing them with the correct suppliers, within strict timeframes
  • Correspond with customers in an effective manner in order to maximise income due in a timely manner, always being mindful of the need to maintain good relationships
  • Sort and distribute incoming emails, especially supplier invoices, organising in designated format and sending outgoing emails regarding payment and remittances
  • Develop cooperative working relationships with others
  • Knowledge of and the ability to interrogate Sage, or have had experience of another financial system to extract reports and other pertinent information
  • Understanding of business cash flows, both inwards and outwards with ability to use judgement on what should be paid within agreed timeframes
  • Understand and have had experience of paying suppliers using online banking with smart card readers
  • Organise and correctly store confidential paperwork, documents and computer-based information
  • General office administration
  • Any other tasks commensurate with the role
  • Employer: Chrystal Consulting Limited
  • Location: Manchester
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Salary: £210.00 weekly wage
  • Closing date: 04/08/2020
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