Finance Apprentice with M&G Prudential

  • BPP Apprenticeships
  • Stirling, UK
  • 06 Mar, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship Accounting Law

Job Description

We are seeking a motivated and conscientious Apprentice who is interested in working in Financial Services and wishes to pursue a career in Finance. The successful applicant will be involved in preparing and analysing management information and dealing with different areas of the business. They will also get the opportunity to learn about different life insurance products and the financial metrics of the company while working with a supportive accounting team.

M&GPrudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple – to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.
 

Financial Management Planning & Performance Team

Finance Management, Planning and Performance (FMPP) works in partnership with the business and wider Finance function to deliver the business plan, improve performance and make informed decisions by providing financial insight and guidance.

As a Finance Apprentice, you will be expected to support the Wealth area which including sales reporting and expense management. You will be expected to use Power BI (business analytics application), MS Excel and other tools to perform in-depth numerical analysis.

Your duties will include:

  • Undertaking numerical analysis and data manipulation using a range of software

  • Supporting a variety of management reports

  • Responding to technical queries

  • Supporting project work when required

  • Supporting expense analysis for the business

  • Understanding and supporting sales bonus payments

  • Seeking and acting on opportunities to develop technical and business understanding

  • Drafting and maintaining up-to-date, appropriate documentation and checklists for processes

  • Providing ad hoc admin support to the team where required

Future Prospects

This is a fixed term contract for 13 months upon which the business may decide to retain, subject to the Apprentice performance, headcount and available funding. If recruited into a permanent role, the individual will follow the career progression applicable to the specific role/department.

 Training Provided

As a Business Administration Apprentice with BPP, you will undertake the Business Administrator Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

The Apprenticeship will be delivered through a blend of live online learning, pre-recorded lectures, and face to face inductions and masterclasses.

 Skills Required

Good communication skills, both written and verbal

Attention to detail

Ability to organise and prioritise workload

Ability to work to deadlines

Basic understanding of MS Office (Word, Outlook)

Strong understanding of MS Excel

Strong mathematical ability

Ability to work in a diverse team

Ability to build and develop relationships

Problem-solving abilities coupled with intelligence, passion and a drive to learn

 Personal Qualities

The role would ideally be suited to a confident individual with a strong ability in mathematics and with an interest in a career in Finance. The successful applicant should enjoy working as part of a team and be able to manage their time effectively. The applicant would ideally have an inquisitive and analytical nature and be keen to learn.

 Desired:

Experience of an office or business environment

Experience of preparing written and verbal communications for a range of audiences