At Saga we place real value in the diversity of our people and thats why we recognise that some groups of people may not wish to apply if they havent met 100% of the criteria, or if they have taken a less traditional route to gaining their experience. Wed love to hear from you and encourage you to apply as you might be just the candidate were looking for This is a hybrid role, working from home and with regular days inthe office each week to collaborate with colleagues. So, you must live within a commutable distance of our Enbrook Park, Folkestone office Our people are everything to us. The way they deliver exceptional experiences every day for our customers, for their colleagues. The way they own what they do. Their 'Why's it like that?' curiosity. How they always think of others and work together to get things done. For us, for you, make do will never do. Good enough? Not even close. Come and do the best work of your life alongside lovely colleagues. Come to Saga. And right now, were excited to be welcoming applications from recent school leavers for our Finance Apprenticeship Scheme on an initial 12 month Fixed Term Contract commencing January 2023, with a view to this being the start of a permanent and fulfilling finance career here at Saga. Initially, youll be specialising in one of our core Finance teams, but you will have the opportunity to experience all aspects of finance from accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial record keeping, external finance reporting, planning, analysis and more You will need strong academic results, with an interest in a career in Finance through studying to become a qualified accountant. You will be working across wide business areas and will need excellent communication, presentation, and numeric skills with an attention to detail and strong commercial awareness. You will have access to the following: Access to an apprenticeship scheme offering study towards an accountancy qualification such as ACCA or CIMA including 20% of time available to study. Stepped salary with exam progression. An expected fully qualified salary of £36k with opportunity to be remunerated well beyond this as your experience and career develops. Training in different areas to develop well-rounded accountants - systems/technical accounting knowledge and budgeting/forecasting/commercial awareness. Specific apprenticeship events and support network with guest speakers, career progression advice, training opportunities, and access to a mentoring scheme. Support from our c.100 strong Finance colleague community, many of whom have trained at Saga and reaping the benefits in their own careers. So, if this is of interest to you, get in touch Package Description The standard benefits when you join Saga include: Remote working available where possible 25 days annual leaveplus bank holidays with the choice tobuya further 5 days annual leave per year Free private medical insurance after 1years' service Workplace Pension AXA Be Supported A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies Main Responsibilities Responsibility for the maintenance of accounting records and associated processes?. Month-end close including all aspects of general ledger accounting and reporting. Key role in forecasting and budgeting process, heavily dependent upon building relationships with business stakeholders. Monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, coordinating with colleagues. External reporting including year-end/ interim audits and regulatory?returns. Development of the month-end close process, striving for process efficiencies. The Ideal Candidate Strong academics, both GCSEs and A-Levels or equivalents. Keen IT skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel. Well provide training on our accountancy applications but Excel is an accountants best friend A desire to study towards ACCA or CIMA?professional qualifications. Excellent communication and?people skills?with a range of colleague levels. Analytically strong with the ability to question and examine,?facilitating?the ability to?find?anomalies or inconsistencies and pursue these through to a resolution. Ability to multi-task, be exceptionally well organised; strong level of accuracy; meet established deadlines and work under pressure with a proactive ethos. Curious, and?autonomous desire?to understand the why behind processes?to?perform them better and?find?opportunities. Our Saga Values: Precision Pace- Always owning and making things happen. Empathy Always aware of others. Curiosity Always asking why. Collaboration Always one team, the Saga team About The Company Having spent our first 30 years focused on travel, Saga launched Saga Magazine and developed home and motor insurance and financial services in the 1980s. Private medical and pet insurance followed in the 1990s, along with the launch of our own cruise ship operation. The strength of the Saga brand provides the Group with the ability to develop in-house or partner with suppliers to offer our customers and members highly differentiated, competitively priced products which meet their evolving needs. Saga exists to help our customers and members lead the life they want to lead. To succeed in this, we know that the most important thing to do is to listen to our customers and members. At the heart of our business model is our drive to know more about our customers wants and needs so we are best placed to serve them. Applying this approach over the past 70years has enabled us to become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic and is recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance andthe Saga Magazine. When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement. We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50as we are champions of age inclusivity. We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required. We are a member of the 30% Club and partner with Women Ahead which offers us a fantastic opportunity to take part in a leading, global, cross-company, leadership mentoring scheme to champion female talent. We are a signatory of the Armed Services Covenant and have received a Silver Award from the Employer Recognition Scheme. To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the Talent Acquisition Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Any engagement with employees or provision of CVs to employees within Saga where you have not engaged with the Talent Acquisition Team will be considered speculative and Saga will not be responsible for any fees related to CVs received in this unsolicited manner. L1-MB1
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