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Accounts Apprentice (level 7)

Sutton Specialist Risks Ltd
31, Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5QD
£19,000.00 annually
Closing date
28 Oct 2021

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Duties and responsibilities will evolve and widen as you develop within the business; you will be trained in all aspects of accounting, primarily:
  • All aspects of purchase and sales ledgers including credit control
  • All aspects of bank reconciliations and posting of banking transactions
  • Resolving queries and maintaining up to date and accurate data
  • Preparing and processing monthly journals and management accounts
  • Preparing annual budgets
  • Constantly review the company's existing procedures and to make improvement recommendations
  • Provide assistance and support for colleagues

At the end of the apprenticeship you will have:
  • Understanding of the financial parts relating to FCA regulations
  • Awareness of general insurance & underlying principles
  • Robust knowledge of accounting principles

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Skills Required
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload to ensure that deadlines are adhered to
  • Ability to liaise with colleagues where appropriate
  • Ability to construct effective written communications, including both emails and letters
  • Confident and effective telephone skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

IT Skills
  • Keyboard skills
  • Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Exceptional Customer Service

Personal qualities

  • Quality in Everything We Do
  • Commitment
  • Team Player
  • Productivity
  • Willingness to continue to develop knowledge of accounts and insurance through formal and informal learning, both internally and externally

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs including Mathsand English,A*-C grade or 4 above or equivalent qualifications
  • A levels - A-C Grade (Accounting - or Maths)
  • Must have a degree in any sector ideally finance related

Future prospects

  • Potential toprogress into a full-time position upon completion of this apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • £100 bonus per exam passed
  • Paid gym membership
  • 10% of salary company pension contribution
  • Company medical insurance
  • Long service leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee care programme scheme

Performance Measures

More individual performance measures will be set during Personal Development Reviews
  • Carry out all activities to a minimum of 95% in conformance with the written procedures of the Company. To strive to achieve 100% at all times
  • To facilitate prompt and accurate responses on every occasion to client queries
  • Assist colleagues and the team in achieving the above and ensure compliance within the team and identifying any training needs
  • Comply with annual CPD requirements as outlined by the ACCA, CII & FCA
  • Comply with monthly audit requirements as set by SSR
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