Kaplan

ACCA Finance Associate Apprentice

Recruiter
Kaplan
Location
Basingstoke
Salary
£22000 per annum
Posted
10 Apr 2024
Closes
03 May 2024
Ref
248615
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Contract
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Apprenticeship

We have an apprenticeship opportunity for a Finance Associate to join us on the exciting and rewarding path we are taking here at Castle Trust Bank. Having become a fully authorised bank in 2020, we pride ourselves in being a fintech challenger bank, providing specialist property mortgages, retail finance lending and savings accounts to a variety of customers. Proud winners of the ‘Best Place to Work’ award at the Hampshire Business Awards 2023!

  • You will be a key member of the Finance team, supporting the management accounts team in the preparation of monthly and annual financial and reporting requirements.
  • You will assist with the month end closure process (including analysis and reporting).
  • Assist with the review and posting of invoices, expenses, credit card expenditure as prepared by the accounts payable team. You will also have the opportunity to provider operational maintenance and support of the property lending portfolio. In addition you will prepare monthly reconciliations in line with internal SLAs and regulatory requirements and be responsible for month end journals, balance sheet reconciliations and further management information. This role has broad scope and will also assist with year-end audit requests, acting a key point of contact for external auditors.

Initially this role will be office based 5 days per week, with the opportunity for hybrid working after a period of time.



  • Degree.
  • A levels Grade A*-C.
  • GCSE's grades 9/A* - 4/C including Maths and English.


    • IT competent.
    • Planning and organisational skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Problem solving skills.
    • Work well both individually and as part of a team.



    • Interested in a career in finance.
    • A positive attitude.
    • Desire to learn and develop both your knowledge, skills and experience.



    Castle Trust Bank
    We’re proud of the contribution that Castle Trust Bank makes to the wider UK economy by:  providing a secure home for people’s savings;  helping to alleviate the UK’s housing crisis by financing the building of new homes;  providing homeowners and landlords with specialist solutions to match their individual financial needs; and  working with retailers and their customers to provide finance that enables both businesses to thrive and people to access valued goods and services. With offices in Basingstoke and London, Castle Trust Bank serves over 200,000 customers across our savings, specialist property finance and retail finance arms. As at 30 September 2020, c20,000 customers held just under £650 million of fixed term, fixed rate savings with us with us. At the same time, our total property finance book stood at over £450 million, and our retail finance book stood at over £115 million. Our NPS score at the end of 2020 was +28, whilst the industry standard for banks is around +10. Castle Trust’s original investors J.C. Flowers & Co. continue to be our principal shareholder to this day.

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