Finance Clerk Apprentice with Wincanton

Wincanton Group Ltd
Nectar Way, Northampton, NN4 9BX
£375.00 per week
02 Apr 2019
02 Apr 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is "to make our customers' business better, every day."

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That's why we provide significant opportunities for career progression, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

A full time fixed term vacancy has arisen for a Finance Administration Clerk to work at the Sainsbury's site in Northampton reporting to the Commercial Manager. The role will assist in all aspects of administration for both the open and closed operations operating from the site.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Using Oracle to create and manage purchase orders for the site for both Wincanton and Sainsbury's
  • Producing weekly expenditure reports
  • Reviewing aged orders and taking appropriate action
  • Actively reviewing and resolving DFM queries
  • Raising and posting sales invoices
  • Assisting in creating weekly recharge sheets
  • Assisting in weekly accounts production
  • Assisting with Sainsbury's and Wincanton period ends
  • Providing onsite admin support
  • To carry out ad hoc work and analysis as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent PC skills with a competent knowledge of Excel
  • Possess a high level of numeric skills with the ability to question and investigate operational and financial data
  • Must be comfortable dealing with internal/external suppliers and customers and senior operational management

Personal qualities

  • Able to work under pressure and the ability to meet time critical targets and deadlines
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Flexible with a high level of both self and team motivation to work on a demanding contract is essential
  • Ability to work as part of a team with a positive attitude
  • Must be organised with excellent communication skills and confident in dealing with problems and challenges
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum 5 GCSEs including maths and English at grade 4/C(or equivalent)and above;
  • 3 A Levels including at least one of the following: maths, business studies or accounting (or equivalent qualifications)

Future prospects

With finance functions in every contract prospects with Wincanton are excellent for anyone who demonstrates ambition, drive and are keen to progress. We have many examples of senior leaders within our finance team that progressed with us over the years.

Our people are our most important asset and as such we are continuously expanding our capability programs to provide you with opportunities to build and extend your professional, functional, and management skills. Your development through coaching is our priority. Continuous learning takes place through a broad variety of opportunities and types of engagements. Access to the latest technological innovations in the logistics and supply chain industry, as well as Wincanton's deep knowledge and expertise in our field, constitute a superb platform for your professional development.

Things to consider

Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s).

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