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Finance Apprentice

Finance Apprentice

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About Costain and your project.

Costain is one of the UK's leading engineering solution providers. We provide a broad range of innovative services across the whole life-cycle of our major blue chip customers’ assets through the delivery of integrated consultancy, asset optimisation, technology and complex delivery services.


The Finance Apprentice will be a part of the HS2 SCSJV Finance Team building relationships with the internal project team and external suppliers. They will be responsible for ensuring costs are allocated to the ledgers in an accurate and timely manner and suppliers are paid on time.

In addition, the role should allow wider exposure to the role of Finance within large infrastructure projects and provide a platform for development.

What will I be doing?

  • Ensure all invoices and GRNS are processed in a timely and accurate manner including VAT rates and receipts
  • Manage invoice approval process so that suppliers are paid in line with their contracted Terms and Conditions.
  • Maintain accurate records of costs not included within the system for accrual at period end
  • Maintain supplier statement reconciliations in line with the JV requirements and proactively resolve differences within the ledgers and supplier statements.
  • Confirm all approvals are in line with the JV agreed Delegated Financial Authority levels.
  • Carry out regular reviews of GRN and Plant accruals to ensure costs are not duplicated in the system
  • Maintain and manage the process for JV Credit cards

About you

  • 5 GCSE’s grades 9-4 (Previously A*-C) or equivalent including Maths, Science and English language