Finance Apprenticeship

Audit Wales 24 Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9LJ
£18,768 per year
05 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
Start Date
About the apprenticeship


• Working as part of a supportive team, you will be involved in the external audit of a range of Welsh public sector bodies, including local government, NHS bodies and the Welsh Government and its related organisations.
• You will also train to achieve the highly respected Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
• To attend and complete the AAT qualification.
• Opportunities to gain initial experience in other public sector finance departments through 2 six-month placements.
• Conduct audit work across a range of account areas contained in the financial statements or grant returns of public sector bodies. This will include reviewing and testing accounting records and financial transactions.
• Receive support to identify findings and form judgements when concluding on your work, which are based on sufficient and appropriate evidence and comply with relevant standards.
• Demonstrate good verbal and listening skills when making enquiries with client staff and working within your audit team.
• Ensure a planned and well organised approach to your work with support from the Audit Lead or other appropriate supervisor.
• Take responsibility for your own development and strive to improve your skills and knowledge - treat new assignments as an opportunity to apply what you have learned in a new environment or to gain new knowledge.
• Any other duties commensurate with the role, which may include value for money audit work



Good analytical skills and problem-solving skills
Good digital, data and technology skills, with a willingness and ability to learn new skills and software, to communicate, collaborate, create, innovate, transact and handle data safely
Ability to see tasks through to a successful conclusion
Good verbal and written skills - clear, concise with good attention to detail
Works effectively, enthusiastically and engaged as a member of a team
Sound questioning and listening skills
Ability to develop and maintain positive and professional working relationships
Good interpersonal skills - able to develop and effectively work with others at all levels
An interest in pursuing a finance career in the public sector.
Enthusiastic and highly motivated
Pro-active approach to your work with a willingness to learn


Three A Levels at a min C grade or above or equivalent qualification
Minimum of 5 GCSEs (Grade A*-C), including Maths (B)


Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details


About the employer

Audit Wales 24 Cathedral Road

CF11 9LJ

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Panel interview and additional exercise either written or presentation

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