Finance Apprentice


Finance and Payroll Officer/ Head of Finance


North East: Head Office, Newcastle City Centre

Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain up to date and accurate filing systems for all administration and supplier correspondence
  • Logging purchase order numbers on the system
  • Checking Petty Cash receipts on appropriate accounts
  • Check and posting of business card receipts
  • Organisation of printed stationary runs to be checked and authorised by the Finance Officer
  • Booking hotel accommodation/travel arrangements for staff
  • Organise couriers for the organisation
  • Ordering business equipment following receipt of purchase orders
  • Checking staff mileage and expenses claims in order for them to be processed for payment.
  • Sorting the post for the finance department on a daily basis and ensuring that post is received by the relevant person
  • General administration support across the Finance Team including filing, photocopying, scanning and archiving.
  • Deliver a confident and professional telephone service, answering enquiries promptly both to internal and external customers.
  • Carry out all duties and work in accordance with the B-Skill quality improvement procedures and in the spirit of the B-Skill Values Statement.
  • Play an active part in the promotion and awareness of Safeguarding of learners across the business and externally as appropriate, and to help prevent acts of radicalisation and extremism.
  • Play an active part in promotion and awareness of Equality & Diversity across the business and externally as appropriate.

The post holder may be required to undertake any other such responsibilities as are reasonably commensurate with the status of this post.

Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills Required


  • As this is an Apprenticeship no experience is necessary
  • Some knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and Outlook would be useful


  • Highly developed inter-personal skills
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work in a team and establish good working relationships with others.
  • Ability to organise and schedule own work to meet deadlines set.
  • Be self-motivating, enthusiastic and a team player


  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) is essential
  • ICT qualification would be desirable

Other Requirements

  • Must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Must be smart and presentable at all times


B-Skill is a national private training company established in 2000, we are Ofsted Grade 2 provider rated ‘good’ in all areas and we provide a mixture of vocational and pre-vocational training. B-Skill are currently working towards an ambitious five-year strategy and to achieve this, we look to recruit only the best staff. B-Skill is building an amazing team, all of whom share our passion and commitment.

B-Skill is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and adults, we expect all staff, associates, volunteers and delivery partners to share this commitment. B-Skill is also committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its learners, clients, workforce and partners. B-Skill takes very seriously our obligations in respect of E&D and we currently hold the Committed to Equality Standard – Gold Award.

The opportunity exists for a challenging and rewarding career in an exciting industry and in a company, which is making a significant contribution to the training and development of people.


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  • Suite A15 Milburn House Dean Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1LE

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