Accountancy Apprenticeship with Dover District Council

Dover District Council
Honeywood Close, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Dover, CT16 3PJ
£216.45 per week
13 Sep 2019
11 Oct 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
As an Accountancy Apprentice with Dover District Council, you will be required to:
  • Work with Budget Managers to support the setting of annual budgets for allocated areas of responsibility, in accordance with the timetable
  • Work with Budget Managers to support the regular monitoring of allocated budgets
  • Prepare accounting entries and statement notes to allow the production of the Statement of Accounts, in accordance with the timetable
  • Regularly monitor & reconcile financial control accounts
  • Provide information to support the analysis & assessment of financial implications of service proposals
  • Responsible approach to dealing with confidential information
  • Carry out daily interfaces and month-end procedures on a rotational basis
  • Provide administrative support to the section and prepare statistical returns as required
  • Update the fixed asset register
  • Prepare information for Treasury Management and Capital returns
  • Regular monitoring of the Corporate Maintenance budget and Property Services revenue budgets
  • Regular monitoring of the Property Investment revenue codes
  • Assist the Capital and Treasury Management Accountant in the preparation of quarterly reports
  • Any other reasonable duties that may be required from time to time

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Well developed IT skills, including Excel and Word. Experience of financial systems would be a benefit but is not essential as full training will be provided.

Personal qualities

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Well developed problem solving and analytical skills
  • Well developed planning and organisational skills including the ability to prioritise and complete tasks within deadlines

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade A*-C 9/4 including maths and English and 96 UCAS points or equivalents.

AAT Level 3 or 4 desirable

Future prospects

Should permanent roles become available within the organisation, the post holder would have the opportunity to apply for them.

Things to consider

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