Start Date: Immediate Salary: £17,372 37 hours per week Based at Aldermanbury House, Bradford City Centre Two positions available. One of which will be in the Investments team. West Yorkshire Pension Fund have two vacancies for finance apprentices. We are a leading Local Government Pension Fund and one of the UK's largest pension funds. Due to our increasing shared service with other pension funds we require two Finance Apprentices to join our small, friendly team. What you can expect from us The finance officer's role is a varied one, where your skills and versatility will be utilised to support the breadth of our finance team’s function. A key part of the finance apprentice role will be to provide a number of varied financial services within the pension fund. There will be opportunities to progress with supporting accountancy training. Key responsibilities To undertake a range of finance, accountancy and or internal audit duties for employer partner organisations, as directed by the employer partner. To attend scheduled classes at a CETC training centre according to the teaching timetable, including examinations. To undertake additional studies as directed by CIPFA trainers. Placements will typically involve a variety of tasks including: preparing financial records and statements estimating the cost of new projects reviewing budgets and investments monitoring spending and cash flows allocating money to projects and departments analysing the effectiveness of services to the public managing the organisation's financial systems conducting internal audits governance tasks risk management. To conduct analytical research into overseas companies, trusts and private equity investments Maintain up to date research and information on those companies and investments To provide advice to fund managers based on your research To assist in the development and maintenance of investment, performance, accounting and control systems The emphasis on particular duties will vary over time according to the business needs within West Yorkshire Pension Fund. Entry requirements Qualifications: AAT Level 3 or equivalent (eg A levels in accounts plus maths or economics – grade A-D). Plus GCSE maths and English (grade C or above) or equivalent. Applicants will be screened as part of the recruitment and will need to show certificates of attained qualifications. Closing Date: Apply by 30 September 2016 To find out more and apply please follow this link to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy website. To find out more about the job requirements and fill in the online application form please follow the same link above and scroll down the page to 'West Yorkshire Pension Fund - Bradford - Find out more'