Finance Assistant Apprentice

Aspect Capital Limited
10, Portman Square, London, W1H 6AZ
£20,000.00 annually
05 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Vacancy Description

Job Role:

An opportunity has become available for a candidate to join the Finance team of one of the world's leading systematic investment management companies. Working as a key member of the Corporate Accounting Team within Finance you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all payment cycle activities in a timely and efficient manner for the London, Hong Kong and US offices. The role will also involve working closely with other Finance team members to assist in the completion of monthly bank reconciliations and month-end processes.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to start building a career in Finance and Accountancy whilst working in a fast-paced and challenging environment. The candidate would be training for the Level 4 Accounting and Taxation Technician Apprenticeship Standard, working towards an ACCA qualification with Kaplan.

  • The position is responsible for the Accounts payable function for the company. This includes the London, Hong Kong and US offices
  • Processing invoices, staff expenses, journals, bank reconciliations and fixed assets
  • Maintaining the general ledger through the SunSystems accounting package as well as working with suppliers and the finance team to resolve related queries
  • Managing the company bank accounts and expenses system
  • Maintaining good records for all transactions and documentation relating to the Accounts Payable function
  • Assisting other Finance team members to resolve issues across the department
  • Fixed Asset input and reconciliation
  • Trial Balance checks
  • Maintenance of finance procedure documentation
  • Filing and other ad hoc duties

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent numerical skills as well as strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Organizational skills and good attention to detail
  • Effective communicator and relationship builder
  • Knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word, and Outlook
  • Ability to be pro-active and identify and quickly resolve issues

Personal qualities

  • A cheerful, helpful and can-do attitude would be a big advantage

Desired qualifications

5 GCSE passes plus A-C/9-4 grades in GCSE maths and English, or equivalents.

3 A-Levels Grades A-C in relevant subjects such as:
  • Accounting
  • Maths
  • Economics
  • Business

Future prospects

  • It is our hope that the right candidate will thrive in this role and will go on to become aLevel 7 apprentice under Kaplan's ACCA pathway

Things to consider

  • 25 days per annum, pro-rated for partial years with the ability to buy up to 6 or sell up to 3 additional days
  • Holidays increase by a day a year up to a maximum of 30 days

Medical Insurance:
  • On joining, the company offers all employees the opportunity to join the Company's private medical insurance scheme run by Allianz
  • The scheme covers spouses and dependents under 18 years of age on the "Worldwide Scheme"

Life Assurance:
  • On joining the company, all employees are immediately included in the company's life assurance scheme, which would pay out four times basic annual salary in the event of death

Group Income Protection Scheme:
  • We have a Group Income Protection scheme through Zurich.
  • If you are unable to work due to long-term illness or injury, subject to the terms of the scheme and your contract of employment you could be eligible to receive 66% of your basic salary until you are able to return to work or until you reach the age of 65 (or the state pension age at that time)

  • You will be automatically enrolled on to the Company's Pension and Investment Plan with Hargreaves Lansdown
  • Aspect Capital offers a 5% non-contributory scheme, to which you must also make personal contributions of 4%

Parking / public transport:
  • Aspect is based at 10 Portman Square in the West End, a 7-minute walk from Baker Street or Bond Street tube stations and close to several bus routes and major train stations
  • Parking is available on an occasional/limited basis

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