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Level 4 Apprentice Finance Associate with Flinder Effect Limited

Flinder Effect Ltd
20, St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RS
£384.80 per week
Closing date
24 Jun 2021

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As an accounting apprentice, you will be supporting our finance team delivering our services to a portfolio of diverse clients predominantly in the London and South East region. You will gain experience in transactional processing, a number of different cloud based accounting systems, VAT returns, period end procedures, preparing year-end financial statements and working with data in various forms. You will also gain an appreciation of working to tight timelines and a high quality work ethic with great attention to detail. As part of your apprenticeship you will work towards a professional qualification which will go hand in hand with your day to day role.

Duties & responsibilities:
  • Using cloud accounting systems (Xero, QuickBooks, Sage One/Live) to maintain accurate records for a portfolio of clients
  • Performing bank reconciliations, processing receipts and payments
  • Preparing VAT returns for a portfolio of clients prior to review
  • Preparing suggested payment run files for client approval
  • Preparing monthly payroll changes and communicating with our payroll team for a portfolio of clients
  • Completing period end close activities including the relevant month end adjustments i.e. prepayments, accruals and journals
  • Preparing the monthly accounts including standard reporting from the accounting system
  • Supporting our finance managers with monthly and quarterly reporting including account closing procedures
  • Support in consulting-style workshops
  • Support with systems implementations
  • Ad hoc support for finance managers and business advisors as required
  • Liaising with clients and developing strong working relationships
  • Providing regular status updates on client deliverables

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

To be considered for the role you must have:
  • Some experience and working knowledge of bookkeeping and finance processes
  • Experience with cloud accounting systems e.g. Xero, QuickBooks etc.
  • Strong computer, data and process skills (Excel, Word etc.)
  • An enjoyment of working for different clients whilst understanding and meeting their individual needs
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills
  • The ability to proactively question everything to improve quality and processes

Personal qualities

Demonstration of our values summarised below) is favourable for any candidate:
  • Entrepreneurial - we are creators, leaders and self-starters. always looking for new things and like to challenge convention
  • Authentic - we are genuine to ourselves our values and tell it how it is. we are always honest and as transparent as we can be
  • Excellence - we pride ourselves on our quality and deliver on what we say we will and to the highest standard possible
  • Tenacious - we never settle, we're always looking forward. we get shit done and we get it done well
  • Human-touch - we are passionate about self-development & communication. we promote a thoughtful & social environment bursting with energy

Desired qualifications

To be considered for the role, you must have the following qualifications:
  • 5x GCSE's C/4 or above OR equivalent

  • Level 3AAT, gained in a workplace environment

As well as the following:
  • Passed some AAT, ACCA or ACA exams and working towards your accountancy qualification
  • At least 12 months of relevant finance and accounting experience, preferably in a small to mid sized practice
  • Some experience and working knowledge of bookkeeping and finance processes

Future prospects

  • We expect all apprentices to complete Level 4, then progress to ACCA and beyond. Once you are professionally qualified, the progression opportunities are varied. After progression to manager, specialisms and other roles can be considered

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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  • £18,000 - £21,000 (experience dependent)
  • Discretionary performance related bonus (expectation 5 - 10%)
  • Pension contributions

  • Unlimited holidays

Other benefits:
  • Study package (tuition, study days, first-time pass bonuses) for professional qualification
  • Fully paid strategy week each year
  • Employee perks provided through PerkBox
  • Flexible working
  • Laptop available for business and personal use
  • Mobile phone, company issued or allowance for using personal mobile of £15 per month

Additional info:
  • You will predominantly be based in London and travel to client sites will be required. From time to time you may work from home depending on business and client needs
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