Apprentice - Finance Audit Assistant

Posted 18 March 2022
LocationSunderland
Business AreaApprentice
Reference012702

Job description

Earn while you learn with our award winning training team

This is an exciting apprenticeship within the finance department at Hays Travel’s Head Office in Sunderland.

 

The role is an integral part of the existing Exceptions and Audit team and will involve reviewing transactions within our selling systems and assisting the Audit Team Supervisor and or Manager in analysing and reporting their findings.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to work in a finance department within the Travel industry.

 

Below is a list of the key responsibilities which you will learn during your apprenticeship.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Ensure compliance in line with Package Travel Regulations
  • Producing monthly summaries detailing review findings
  • Travel Insurance amendments and queries
  • Monitoring of outstanding balances and insufficient funds
  • Assisting with queries following a supplier failure.
  • Reviewing and submitting insurance claims for Supplier/airline failure cover, cruise protection cover & travel disruption insurance
  • Any other duties/reports that fall within the department
  • Highlight discrepancies/concerns and or risk to Supervisor/Manager where branches  are being non-compliant
  • Participate in other ad-hoc duties or prepare ad-hoc information where required

Competencies Required

 

  • A good team player
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload
  • A clear and effective communicator with the ability to liaise with internal and external customers
  • Ability to build relationships with customers, providing exceptional customer service at all times
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic and vibrant department
  • Strong team player who is supportive and strives for success for themselves and their team
  • An enthusiastic and positive approach to learning and progressing within the company

Technical Skills Required

 

  • Basic knowledge of computer systems i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel with the ability to utilise its key functionalities
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • File management skills
  • Web Navigation Skills

Qualifications/Experience required

 

  • Ideally 4 GCSE’s grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including English & Maths

General

 

  • To be committed and dedicated to completing the customer service Apprenticeship programme within the 12 month timescale, attending all relevant training workshops
  • To undertake any other duties that may fall into the job criteria
  • To conform with all company policies and procedures including Health and Safety
  • To treat all employees, customer and suppliers with dignity and respect

 

About Hays Travel

 

As the UK’s largest independent travel agency, Hays Travel specialise in providing good value, quality holidays alongside excellent customer service. We work with all leading suppliers and can package holidays that include hotels, flights, cruises, tours, attraction tickets, and more. We have over 470 Branches throughout the UK and our Head Office based in Sunderland, is home to tour operator teams, finance, marketing, people/HR and IT, plus many more. We have been operating for over 40 years, and continue to grow each year.

 

Our values

 

Our SMILE values are embedded in to our Company and ensures our teams work strongly together. You and all of our colleagues will ensure that the Hays Travel values are demonstrated at all times.

  • Supportive
  • Motivational
  • Innovative
  • Loyal
  • Excellence

What it’s like to work for us?

 

Whichever location or department you work in, our people are always at the heart of everything we do. We offer a range of training programmes to help you progress personally and professionally, as we know the benefits of promoting and rewarding our hardworking colleagues are extremely important.

 

Of course, it's not all about work, we're very sociable and there are always lots of team nights-out and company parties. Plus, there are opportunities to travel abroad on educational trips, and you can also take advantage of our colleague discount when booking your own holidays.

 

This job description is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the post but simply reflects the key areas involved

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