Finance Data Apprentice

South Yorkshire

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Who you’ll be working for:

Irwin Mitchell is a full service law firm established in Sheffield in 1912. The firm offers legal and wealth management services from its 15 offices and employs more than 2,500 people.

What’s in it for you:

They are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and motivated individual to join their Central Finance team. Irwin Mitchell will be supporting the chosen candidate to undertake a Data Essentials apprenticeship over a 15-month period with the sole aim of providing them with all the required skills in order to be successful within this role. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the chosen candidate will be awarded a Data Essentials Level 3 apprenticeship qualification in addition to the Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate (Excel and Excel 2019) certification.

This role is responsible for delivering quality insight from our on-line banking and supplier management systems. It ensures that all client income and expenditure reporting is prepared and presented to aid Partners with delivering an excellent client experience when they meet families and clients every year.

You will be responsible for:

  • Operating as a key member of the Central Finance Team, working with case handlers and Partners, to prepare and deliver the Annual Deputyship/Trust reporting requirements.
  • Preparing and delivering quarterly financial “Income & Expenditure” reports and analysis.
  • Identifying and developing improvements to working practices with an emphasis on excellent client care, operational efficiencies and improved risk control.
  • Taking on ad-hoc requests as required, in particular analysis and reporting required by clients and families directly.
  • Providing insight to the Team Leader on any improvements required or opportunities for process improvements or data cleansing.
  • Supporting the Team Leader and Partners in providing analysis which drives a culture of compliance, best practice and operational excellence on key processes.
  • Ensuring that all work is completed in line with the agreed priorities and that all tasks are completed to the agreed timescale. Where delivery may deviate from original plan, to inform relevant stakeholders inside and outside the team within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Supporting the National CoP Team to ensure all payments to clients, their families and suppliers on behalf of CoP and Trust clients are made as a minimum, in line with their expectations but always aiming to exceed.

You will need the following skills:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • A career driven attitude to work
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent and proven organisational skills
  • The ability to work autonomously and use initiative
  • The ability to communicate strongly with wider stakeholders
  • A basic understanding of Microsoft Excel skills with an ability to become quickly familiar with any firm-specific software

Entry requirements:

Due to the requirements of the role the successful candidate will need:

  • 5 GCSEs including Maths & English (or equivalents) at grades 4+ (A* - C)
  • Prospective apprentices must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in a similar subject

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

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Working week:

35 hours per week, 9am – 5pm

Future prospects:

92% of QA Apprentices secure full-time employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks.

Important information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.