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Finance Apprentice for UKIM

Durham (County)
15000 per annum. 36.5 hours per week
Closing date
22 Apr 2023

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Start Date
12-18 months

Job Details

Duration of Apprenticeship:

 18 months

Job Description:

Your duties will be varied across all areas of finance and will include exposure in the following areas:

Sales Ledger:

• Allocation and Reconciliation of Customer Payments

• Processing Customer Discounts and Credits as required

• Assisting with Resolving Customer Queries

• Month End and Ad Hoc Reconciliations

• Checking and Importing of Financial Data

• Updating of In-house Excel Reports

• Ensuring all checks and controls are adhered to

Credit Control:

• Liaising directly with solicitors to advise outstanding amounts, shortfalls of recent payments, sending copy invoices, arranging payment dates / updates regarding outstanding invoices.

• Sending monthly debtor statements to solicitors; highlighting overdue amounts, and working with them to reconcile accounts / updating case statuses.

• Investigating any waive fee requests / cost queries and responding appropriately in accordance with current guidance relating to specific solicitors.

Purchase Ledger:

• Supplier Payments, Statement Reconciliation and Queries

• Matching, Coding, Posting and Payment of Overheads

• Matching, Coding, Posting and Payment of Company Expenses

• Month End and Ad Hoc Reconciliations

• Checking and Importing of Financial Data

• Updating of In-house Excel Reports

• Ensuring all checks and controls are adhered to

Cash Management:

• Daily Bank Reconciliations including postings in Sage

• Petty Cash Reconciliation including postings in Sage

• Ensuring all checks and controls are adhered to

Management Accounts:

• Assist in the production of the monthly management accounts

Additional Duties:

• Case Management: Action all necessary tasks, managing personal daily workload in accordance with service priorities, thus ensuring each case is progressed by taking and recording the appropriate actions.

• Quality Control: Take personal responsibility for the quality of case management interventions, reviewing actions to ensure client expectations are exceeded in every case.

• Team Responsibilities: Assist all staff across the full range of all their duties to ensure UKIM services exceed competitor standards and quality.

Training Provided:

As an Accountancy Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship at Level 3. Within the apprenticeship you will undertake the full AAT Level 3 qualification.

The apprenticeship will be completed at a BPP centre or via the Online Classroom platform, in addition to at the workplace.

Qualification Requirements:

 5 GCSE's including Maths and English - Grade C/4 and above

Personal Qualities & Skills:

· A desire to make a difference

· Focused

· Communication skills both written and verbal

· Positive attitude

· Keen to develop

Basic accounting policies and procedures, as well as an understanding of the following packages / policies / principles (though training will be provided):

· Sage 1000

· Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel)

· VAT regulations

· Experience in a similar role

· Problem solving

· Ability to manage own time effectively

· 1 years previous experience either in an office or finance environment

Future Prospects:

If an opportunity arises to join UKIM on a permanent basis, you would be encouraged to apply for the role


About BPP Professional Apprenticeships

BPP is one of the UK’s largest providers of professional apprenticeship training. They work closely with some of the UK’s leading employers including RBS, EY and Starbucks to create unique opportunities for apprentices.

Who Are BPP Professional Apprenticeships?

BPP have been delivering professional qualifications for over 40 years. Training over 80,000 leaners each year, across areas including law, management, accountancy, insurance, banking, nursing, healthcare and more.

What BPP Professional Apprenticeships Offers

BPP's programmes are developed in partnership with employers and respected professionals. Their programmes offer recognised professional qualifications, with a clear pathway from one level to the next – all the way up to chartered status. Regardless of position, almost anyone can get involved. From entry-level talent, to the most senior leaders. Through an apprenticeship you’ll have the opportunity to develop a stronger, wider and deeper skill set. 


Once you’re on your apprenticeship, you will be surrounded by BPP’s experts. Including dedicated Coaches who will support you through your journey, and Tutors who will provide their expertise on your chosen course. BPP’s flexible delivery blends digital learning with a face-to-face approach, and in some cases peer-to-peer learning, to help minimise disruption in your working environment.

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