Assistant Accountant Apprentice

Recruiter
Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Ltd
Location
Manvers House, Kingston Road, Bradford-On-Avon, BA15 1AB
Salary
£308.00 per week
Posted
11 Jun 2019
Closes
11 Jul 2019
Ref
VAC001544955
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
July
Duration
Permanent
We are recruiting for an Apprentice to join us on a fixed term basis as an Assistant Accountant. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to develop their career and assist the Finance Manager with the production of accounts.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Finance Manager, tasks shall include but not be limited to:
  • Adherence to the HICSE Business Management System
  • Aged debtor reporting
  • All aspects, relating to Value Added Tax
  • Audit support (internal and external)
  • Bank payments; bank reconciliation; cash flow forecast reporting
  • Charge card and Concur administrator; expenses processing
  • Flexible benefits
  • Prepayments and accruals
  • Purchase ledger input, control and supplier statement confirmation
  • Sales invoicing and pro-active credit control
  • Stock count and related journal
  • Fixed assets
  • Invoicing, accounting and reporting
  • Procurement process support
  • Automate routine tasks (with support from Finance Manager)
  • Be safety net to ensure correct GL account postings
  • Create work instructions for your area
  • Look at streamlining the day-to-day Finance processes
  • Support solving problems relating to HEU Shared Services

Actual Salary is £16,000 per annum

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to adapt to change and learn new skills, as the company grows
  • Ability to be the 'go to person' for routine Finance tasks
  • Ability to explain to non-Finance employees, key financial information
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills


Personal qualities

  • Constructive, but inquisitive nature essential
  • Open minded, positive, can do attitude
  • Ability to offer good intelligent advice to management about accounting related issues
  • Ability to take on ad hoc improvement/analysis projects, whilst maintaining their day job
  • Flexibility
  • Promote Finance as a positive, professional and friendly department
  • Good Excel skills, with the desire to learn new formulas, modelling and macros
  • Excellent ability to:
  • verify the numbers.
  • look beneath the numbers and constructively challenge.
  • provide feedback and coach employees about best practice.


  • Desired qualifications

    • Minimum of 5 GCSES at grace C (4) and above including maths and English, or equivalents
    • AAT Level 2, 3 or relevant experience within accounting is essential.


    Future prospects

    Internal opportunities are advertised regularly so upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship there may be an opportunity to progress within the company.

    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).