Vacancy details

Finance Assistant - Student Placement

Reference W078/22
Location Merefield House, Castleford - Hybrid working in line with our worksmart policy
Salary £20,542
Closing Date 29 May 2022
Contact Clare Barnard, Exchequer Services Manager on 07786 661014
Notes Up to 37 Hours

We are looking for an enthusiastic Finance Assistant to join our busy Exchequer Services Team to support in the day to day operations.

As a member of the Exchequer Services team, you will use Microsoft Dynamics Finance system, be involved in all aspects of paying suppliers and raising invoices to collect monies from our customers. At WDH the financial year end is March and consequently, you will be involved in the year end closedown period.

The opportunity to join a friendly supportive team who will provide you with a year of quality hands on work experience within our Exchequer Services finance team. The team are responsible for paying suppliers and collecting monies for sundry debts amongst other duties.

The post is an essential role within the team which will provide you with quality experience that will develop skills that will benefit you in your final degree year and improve future employment opportunities.

What we’re looking for:

  • a business studies/finance year 2 degree student with an interest in finance;
  • good communication skills both verbal and written;
  • some experience of Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel and Word;
  • self-motivated and able to respond effectively when under pressure with the ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • keen to learn; and
  • able to work from our head office Merefield House and/or remotely (all equipment provided).

Please see the Job description for further information about the role.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Clare Barnard, Exchequer Services Manager on 07786 661014.

As an employer WDH can offer you a great set of benefits which includes:

  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 over 5 years service) and statutory bank holidays and Annual Leave Purchase Scheme;
  • a wide range of personal development opportunities;
  • a fantastic health and wellbeing package;
  • a very attractive pension scheme (15.7% employer contribution); and
  • "cycle to work" scheme and discounted shopping platform

Our WorkSmart approach gives you the opportunity to flex where and when you work, as long it fits in with your role and needs of our business.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

About us:

Since WDH was established in 2005, we have gone from strength to strength. We are now one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, with over 32,000 homes across the Wakefield district and our wider operating area across the north of England.

Our vision is to create confident communities. This is underpinned by our mission which is to inspire, transform and promote excellence and our values - to be creative, inclusive and work with integrity.

WDH is much more than bricks and mortar. We go the extra mile to deliver excellent customer services. We innovate, create and regenerate. To find out more, visit our about us page.