Finance Support Apprentice – Mendip District Council Offices

The Finance and Performance Service provides a range of financial and admin support to Somerset County Council in its planning and management of services, obtaining the most effective use of resources and fulfilling its statutory responsibilities.

Following a restructure of roles there is an exciting opportunities available within the Adults and Health Finance group covering a wide range of activities, primarily in support of the Adult Social Care.

  1. Maintain systems to enable practices and procedures to operate to specified standards
  2. Prepare orders for goods/services, receive and check delivery notes, invoices and accounts. Process invoices for payment after certification by an appropriate senior member of staff.
  3. Check financial information and arrange amendments as necessary (eg monthly downloads and uploading of journals).
  4. Deal with general queries from colleagues, suppliers and clients relating to the financial information systems (eg payment queries).
  5. Prepare invoices for services/goods provided, receive and check payments, update financial records and investigate debt recovery.
  6. Use IT systems to input and extract information and distribute information to appropriate staff (eg SAP, spreadsheets)
  7. Prepare and process routine correspondence, reports and other documents
  8. Other support to team as necessary.

Candidate Requirements

Skills required

  • Organised
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent attention to detail and work with a high level of accuracy
  • Confident and polite telephone manner
  • Professional attitude

Personal Qualities

  • Motivated
  • Team player
  • Empathetic
  • Flexible
  • Trustworthy

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE A* to C in English and Maths preferable, but not essential.


To apply please email your CV with a full covering letter to  answering the following questions:

  1. What is your biggest achievement to date?
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Closing Date: 15th September 2017