Full Time

Finance Apprentice


We are looking for a passionate and knowledgeable Finance Apprentice to join the team at Newcastle Racecourse.

About us…

Arena Racing Company does so much more than lead the UK’s largest horse racing group. We have 21 racing venues showcasing horse racing, greyhound racing, golf courses, hotels and events. In short, leisure, entertainment, media production and global distribution are at the heart of what we do, making it an exciting and diverse place to work!

Our success is a team effort which is why we offer great opportunities for growth, development and career progression. After all, it’s our employees that enable us to offer first class service and create an electric atmosphere, all within an industry we love.

What is ARC?

We embrace diversity

We develop our people

We care for our visitors

We think about our impact

We are proud of our sport

Work Perks
• Annual passes to attend any of our 21 venues
• Discounted food & ARC days out
• Cycle to work scheme
• Holiday allowance increasing with length of service up to 28 days
• Company life assurance scheme
• Discretionary group annual bonus schemes to reward your hard work
• Support with study through our study assistance schemes

And so much more…

About the role:

To assist with the day to day running of the finance function of the business whilst developing the skills needed to achieve AAT level 2 qualification. This role has the potential to progress to Level 3 AAT and beyond for the right candidate. The role is based in the Finance Department and will cover a wide range of financial and operational duties to include purchase and sales ledger processing, payroll processing, support with month end analysis and reconciliations, preparing for Racedays/events and support to deliver these events to the racecourse standard.

• Input Purchase orders ensuring that adequate authorisation has been provided.
• Processing purchase invoices to include set-up of new suppliers, authorising and coding.
• Creating sales invoices to include set-up of new customers and accurate coding.
• Assist with chasing outstanding payments due.
• Assist with Payroll administration, including set-up of new starters and processing timesheets.
• To meet the demands of qualification requirements and work with the training provider to ensure qualification is obtained within set timescales.
• Attend college/training provider as and when required.
• Meet deadlines of college/training provider.
• Efficient use of systems including: Exchequer finance system, Outlook, Excel and Word (training will be provided).
• To maintain a confidential (manual and electronic) filing system to ensure that accurate up to date information is available to the Finance department.
• Other general administrative duties such as copying, filing and archiving.
• To respond to basic requests for information relating to the Finance function of the business.

Please view the job description attached for the full list of responsibilities.

The person we are looking for as a Finance Apprentice has…..
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Ability to work on your own and part of a team
• Excellent organisational skills
• A systematic and methodical approach to problems
• Loyalty
• Commitment
• Positive attitude
• GCSE’S A* - C grade or equivalent

We are on a thrilling journey. So, to join us at our next destination, be part of a winning team and to learn more about our company and this exciting opportunity apply today.

At ARC, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability that requires reasonable adjustments, please let us know; we will ensure that individuals with additional needs are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.

We understand the value that diversity brings to our business and we are striving to create a working environment that is inclusive, psychologically and physically safe and ensures everyone can be heard and valued for their contributions. We are committed to making a consistent, top-down effort to be role models on what diversity, inclusion and belonging means in society.

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