Job details

Kickstart Scheme: Trainee Finance Systems Administrator

Job reference: 004382

Closing date: 01/03/2022

Salary: £4.62 to £8.91 per hour + benefits

Department: Finance

Hours per week: 25

This role is part of the UK government’s Kickstart scheme initiative. 

Are you aged between 16 to 24, unemployed and currently claiming Universal Credit? If you have answered "yes" to these questions, then this could be perfect role for you! Please speak to your Job Centre Work Coach before applying to this role as without their referral, unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply. Click on this link to find out more about the Kickstart Scheme: Want a Kickstart? - Job help (

Who are we?

Here at N Brown, we champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We’re a top ten UK clothing and footwear digital retailer, with a home proposition, serving customers across our five strategic brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, Ambrose Wilson, Jacamo and Home Essentials. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 160 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers.

The Role and responsibilities

As a member of the Group Finance Team, we’re looking for a Trainee Finance Systems Administrator to support the wider team in completing tasks across various systems and across all areas of Finance; you will be at the very heart of the team! This role is based at our headquarters in the Northern Quarter. Reporting into the Finance Systems Administrator, they will:

  • Assist with tasks relating to email, including communicating with external companies on updating terms and conditions, checking for and following up with any missing information we have on the organisations we work with and answering general queries asked by employees across the wider Finance team.
  • Maintain our internal systems and keep all information up to date; this includes checking and adding new details and making sure status and payment terms are correctly to ensure we are able to pay organisations on time.
  • Work alongside the Finance Systems Analyst and learn how create reports that will be shared across the team.
  • Be involved with activities relating to reviewing and improving our processes and how we do things at N Brown. ​​​​​​​

What will you get?

  • You'll develop your technical skills as you will be trained on how to use various internal Finance systems including Oracle Financials, IBM planning and analytics and HSBC Net, as well as Microsoft software.
  • You'll develop many skills: communication (verbal and written), analytical skills, attention to detail, organisation, self-management and relationship-building skills.

As well as this, you will have:

  • Regular meetings with your Manager.
  • Regular feedback on your work from colleagues so you can learn and adapt.
  • A buddy to support you when you join and throughout your time with us.
  • Training and development support from us and from the Prince's Trust, youth employability experts, to build your skills for the working world and your future!​​​​​​​

What are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who really want to develop their skills into a Finance related role in the future!

  • You should consider yourself to be organised, analytical, like completing tasks related to accuracy and detail and are always willing to learn!  
  • We’d love someone with a “can-do” attitude that is prepared to get involved with lots of different activities.
  • You would also be comfortable working independently, yet feel able to ask questions whenever you needed!
  • For experience and qualifications, you may have had work experience and/or academic knowledge relating to Finance, Maths or ICT.
  • We would need someone who is comfortable in using Microsoft Excel at an intermediate level for this role.

How to apply...

Please speak to your Job Centre Work Coach before applying to this role as without their referral, unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply. Click on "Apply now" to create your profile and answer a few questions in order to apply today!

Please do not apply for this role unless you have been referred by your Work Coach. 


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