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CIMA Apprentice Accountant

Marston's PLC
Marstons House, Brewery Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4JT
£21,860.00 annually
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:
  • Supporting the Finance Business Partners at key operations meetings, providing financial insight.
  • Ownership of various cost lines including period end reporting and analysis.
  • Ensuring invoices for key cost lines are approved in a timely manner.
  • Supporting the monthly forecasting and annual budgeting.
  • Assist in financial training for new pub and area managers.
  • Analysing and interpreting data into a 'reader friendly' format to be shared with others.
  • Developing a relationship with the operations team to become a point of contact for financial queries and providing day to day support.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Accounting And Taxation Professional Apprenticeship Level 7.

If you're looking to develop your accountancy skills to lead finance departments or provide management accounting consultancy, CIMA is your ticket. CIMA is split into Certificate, a standalone 'beginner' qualification, and Professional, which is split into three levels: Operational, Management, and Strategic.
  • The Certificate in Business Accounting is your starting point if you're new to accountancy. You'll learn the fundamentals of business economics, financial accounting, management accounting, and ethical considerations of commercial activity.
  • Operational teaches you about organisational management, costs and analysis used in production, and financial reporting and taxation.
  • Management equips you with the skills to perform advanced management accounting and advanced financial reporting tasks.
  • Strategic develops your leadership and strategic management abilities, and teaches you about risk management and financial strategy.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Next steps would be Finance Business Partner and the level above this would be Finance Manager upon successful completion of the CIMA qualification and an appropriate vacancy being available. There is salary progression following the completion of each CIMA Level.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent x3 (Grade A-C) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits include: 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays) with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days holiday. Parking available. 20% off in Marston's pubs and accommodation through our Digital Privilege Card. Marston's Rewards Programme (discounts on many high street and online major retailers). Enhanced maternity and paternity leave (subject to 26 weeks service at 15 weeks prior to EWC). Share save incentive scheme. Company contributory pension scheme (matching contribution up to 7%). Life assurance (via membership of the Group Pension Plan). Group income protection (via membership of the Group Pension Plan). Employee assistance programme - which includes various wellbeing support services, such as a completely confidential 24/7 telephone helplines and access to online services. Provision of up to 6 counselling sessions will be offered, as part of our wellbeing support services. Apprenticeship programme - we offer training and development at any stage of your career. Long service recognition. Group bonus scheme. A fun, inclusive working environment.
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