Account Assistant Apprentice (Managing Accounts)

40-48, Broadway, London, SW1H 0BU
Competitive salary
01 Apr 2021
06 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
The role of a Finance Assistant Apprentice will be to support the Senior Management Accountant (SMA) in day to day and ad-hoc matters to ensure the accuracy of monthly and yearly accounts.

Duties include:
  • Posting of monthly accruals & prepayments for specific UK P&L cost lines
  • Balance sheet reconciliations to be prepared and reviewed with SMA on a monthly basis
  • Reconciliation of actual performance versus forecast for stores and central overhead cost lines
  • Assist the SMA to continuously improve control environment
  • Create and maintain manuals for finance procedures

Assist with transactional finance tasks as required, i.e. AP/AR tasks such as:
  • Posting invoices
  • Posting sales journals & delivery partner sales journals
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Raising customer invoices

  • 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

  • Learners will follow the full ACCA Qualification syllabus and learn the technical knowledge, skills, and behaviours required for the Level 7 apprenticeship standard; this includes business insight, professionalscepticism, and leadership. Apprentices must also complete ACCA's Ethics and Professional Skills module so they can understand and apply the relevant ethical standards to their own behaviour
  • Development focuses on the drivers of change that will shape the role finance professionals will play in your organisation, such as digital technologies, increased regulation, stronger governance, globalisation and higher expectations overall. This means they will be fully trained to future-proof your organisation, and add value to your organisation from day one with their professional skills, business acumen, and strategic thinking
  • On completion of the ACCA apprenticeship, the learner will achieve ACCA chartered certified status and the option to work towards professional membership with the ACCA

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You put people at the heart of everything you do by displaying the 4 Itsu qualities:
  • I care [for people]
  • I take pride [in what I do]
  • I want to grow [myself & others]
  • I build trust [around me]

How to display these:
  • You will promote the itsu values and culture in a positive light
  • You have good communication skills, be flexible, proactive and can cultivate and build relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally
  • You will generate new ideas and always looks for better ways of doing things
  • You will engage, encourage and develop your team and share their enthusiasm with others
  • You will be able to think outside of the box and have strong commercial awareness

Personal qualities

  • 12-18 months experience in management accounts highly preferred
  • Multi-site experience in retail, hospitality, or similar field preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and within tight time frames.
  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics NAV preferred
  • Intermediate excel skills are preferred
  • 12-18 months experience in management accounts highly preferred

Desired qualifications

Degree Graduate with interest in Accountancy.

Future prospects

Progression into the business.

Things to consider

  • Private medicalinsurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Groupincome protection
  • Life assurance
  • Health cash plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Critical illness scheme
  • Food allowance
  • Discounts at major retailers

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Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

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