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Finance Assistant Apprentice - CIMA

Total Marketing Support
4th Floor, Delphian House, Riverside, New Bailey Street, Salford, M3 5FS
£22,000.00 annually
Closing date
5 Apr 2023

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Business / Management
Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

Main overview:
  • To support the production of accurate and timely management reporting which complies with all internal requirements
  • To prepare analysis on costs, including detail on variances to budget / forecast
  • To support the production of regular cashflow forecasting across the TMS regions, analysing actual cash movements against forecast
  • To assist with completion of accurate budgets and forecasts to reflect the strategy and activities of TMS to agreed formats and timetables
  • To support the wider Finance function, as required
  • To identify and help to implement improvements in financial reporting and control throughout TMS

Primary / Key Responsibilities:
  • Financial and Management

Reporting / Analysis:
  • Assist with the timely and accurate production of all management accounts and monthly reporting (local and group) to agreed formats and timetables, working with the regional Management

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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Development down the Management accountant route with study support provided along the way.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9/A*-4C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/A*-4C) Essential
Other Degree (Grade 2:2) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits include: 25 days holiday (national holidays are on top of this amount). 10% bonus. DS Smith Pension Scheme. Very accessible via public transport.

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