ATA Level 7 Graduate Finance Apprenticeship - Vertex

Cogent Ssc
2 Kingdom Street, London, W2 6BD
£26,000.00 annually
21 Jan 2021
11 Mar 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What does the Vertex Finance Graduate Scheme offer?

The Vertex International Financial Team is integral to delivering Vertex's mission of creating transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases.You will be working as part of a dynamic and diverse organisation alongside outstanding people who are forward thinking, collaborative and recognised leaders in their areas. The individuals will report into an experienced Finance Manager in Vertex's International Headquarters in Paddington, London.

You will be part of Vertex's three-year Level 7 apprenticeship scheme.During your apprenticeship programme you'll be supported through your CIMA studies, with paid leave and the breadth of experience you'll need for the practical requirements of the qualification..The scheme is 3 years in duration, during which time the successful candidate will be able to work in three challenging roles and participate in projects and/or process improvement initiatives.


Successful completion of CIMA's Professional Qualification will lead to the designation of Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). The qualification is recognised worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for a career in business.

Management Accounting combines accounting, finance and management with the business skills and techniques you'll need to add real value. Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMAs) are qualified to work across businesses, not just in finance, advising managers on the financial implications of big decisions, formulating business strategy and monitoring risk.

Primary Responsibilities

As individual contributors, the Finance Graduates will support a wide range of financial accounting and financial planning and analysis activities.Examples of activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assist in coordinating the monthly forecast operating reviews, in partnership with key business, finance and accounting stakeholders; develop key insights across the forecasts and scenarios
  • Support the monthly close process, including accruals and continuous training to business partners
  • Coordinate the corporate planning activities with various business leaders
  • Support the long-range Planning and Budget processes
  • Collecting, analysing and reviewing quantitative data and creating meaningful reports to drive business improvement and root cause analysis
  • Identify and actively participate in process improvement projects and ad hoc analyses as requested
  • Ownership of elements of the US GAAP general ledger month-end close including accruals and prepayment accounting
  • Monthly preparation of Balance Sheet reconciliations, P&L and month-end journals
  • Complete key control activities for the accounting function and assist with ongoing enhancements

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Advanced knowledge of English language
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency of MS Excel (including VBA Macros) and MS PowerPoint

Personal qualities

  • An interest in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or health care industries
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst still maintaining attention to detail
  • Solutions driven mindset

Desired qualifications

You must hold a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related discipline.

Future prospects

No position is guaranteed upon completion of the Apprenticeship, however you may be eligible to apply for further positions internally.

Things to consider

Please ensure that you currently live within commutable distance of site or can relocate.

Cogent SSC Limitedis acting as an Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) and will engage you for the duration of the Apprenticeship and pay your salary. You should be aware that Vertexis a host employer and you will not be employed by them. Your placement may change during the course of your Apprenticeship.

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