Apprentice Assistant Accountant

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1384366610-2
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Eurocell PLC
  • Location: Hilcote, Derbyshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Accounting, Accountancy, Commercial & QS, Health and Safety, Project Management, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

ROLE: Apprentice Assistant Accountant
HOURS: 08:30-17:00 Monday-Friday - Permanent Role
SALARY: 11.44 basic salary per hour
BASE: Head Office, South Normanton, Alfreton

Eurocell are a stock market listed Plc and the market leader for uPVC products within the building industry. We know that our people are our greatest asset, we are successful, dynamic, ambitious and looking for great team players to grow with us.

Reporting to the Operations Head of Financial, we are looking for an additional Apprentice Accounts Assistant. This position is an integral part of a team of finance professionals, supporting with month end, costing and operations reporting requirements.

You will complete the level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship, with guaranteed time of around 7 hours per working week to complete your study assignments. The apprenticeship aligns with the AAT for Qualified Bookkeeper.

Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship's English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

The finance operations team is a cornerstone of the group's finance function, and a critical business partner to the operations leadership team. We work with them to evaluate performance, identify opportunities and issues, and formulate actions to give the group the best possible chance of achieving its strategic and commercial targets.

We are a highly successful, and rapidly expanding stock market listed Plc, and can demonstrate a structured career path for the successful candidate, as this role would provide an exceptional career opportunity for a driven and motivated individual with lots of potential.

WHAT OUR APPRENTICE ACCOUNTS ASSISTANTS DO:
  • Assist with month end accounts completion, including preparation and posting of accruals and prepayments
  • Support with capital expenditure process, administration of approval process and preparation of reporting of spend versus plan
  • Support in consolidation and review of operations monthly and quarterly forecasts
  • Validation and SAP release of new product costings, and existing product costing amendments
  • Develop a strong understanding of all areas within operations to support overall consolidation of monthly management accounts and analysis of financial performance for operations
  • Adhoc support as required to operations finance team
  • Keeping up with the requirements of the level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship including portfolio and assignments

WHAT WE NEED FROM OUR APPRENTICE ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANTS:
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritise accordingly
  • Comfortable working as part of a team, where there is a periodic need to share responsibilities and cover / support colleagues
  • Clear and concise, verbal and written communication skills
  • Committed and self-motivated to complete the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship qualification
  • Currently studying / desire to study AAT through the Apprenticeship route Microsoft competency (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Full UK driver's license required

WHAT WE OFFER OUR -:
  • You will be rewarded with a very competitive basic salary of 11.44 p/hr
  • 25 days holiday, plus statutory holidays - normally 33 days in total each year
  • Free Healthcare plan for all employees
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity benefit
  • Free Life Assurance Plan of 3x your Annual Salary Christmas shutdown
  • Option to join the Eurocell Share Save Scheme at discounted rates, and share in our company success
  • Company Pension Plan
  • Employee discount on Eurocell products
  • Discounts across many well-known online and high street retailers
  • A blend of training, including e-learning and on the job training to help your career development
  • Care First Employee Assistance Programme, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for confidential support and advice, if and when you need it
  • Colleague Referral Programme; we pay you for successfully referring people to join our team
  • Excellent opportunities to grow with us, and progress your career

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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