This Finance apprentice opportunity is a position that will see you responsible for supporting the Finance Manager & department with the day to day operational activities of the finance functions of the business. Helping manage the processes and controls to help ensure the robust financial performance of the business. Learning to producing timely and accurate financial information and ensuring all financial assistance required by the business is supported. Whilst working you will gain a wide and in depth learning across all financial functions of the business. You will also work towards gaining your AAT whilst working and learning on the job and taking some time to study in order to obtain it too through this apprenticeship position

General overview of tasks will involve;
Responsible for various financial functions within the finance team
Helping the team deliver agreed customer priorities, operational targets, financial targets and budgets, KPI’s, SLA’s and any other performance measures as agreed in the organisational plans.
Help in the preparation of monthly management accounts and other monthly routines as required, including;
– Income reconciliation and assessment of accrued / deferred income positions
– Preparation / review of all balance sheet reconciliations
– Production of Profit & loss and Balance Sheet reports by department
– Analysis of variances to budget with supporting commentary
– Sales margin analysis
Provision of financial analysis and information to support the annual budget process and quarterly reforecasts.
Build and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders across all areas of the business
Ensure compliance in credit control, invoicing, collections processes (including aged debtor reporting) and any other processes as required by the business
Supporting the delivery of the pay process
Ensure legal and statutory compliance including VAT returns, CIS returns, EC Sales, Corporation Tax and PAYE returns are completed accurately and in line with legal timeframes as instructed
Maintain Sage systems including production of reports when required.
Assist the Finance Director to ensure that the organisation’s financial affairs and assets are well managed, that costs are controlled effectively and resources are fully aligned to strategic and operational priorities.
Other adhoc analysis and reports as requested by the Group Finance Director or Senior Leadership Team

Experience & Skills Required
Excellent attention to detail and good analytical skills
Excellent people skills
Professional and appropriate verbal and written communications
Good working knowledge of MS products in particular Excel but also competent in Word, PowerPoint and confident in navigating and utilising IT programmes.
A desire to learn and an inquisitive nature to look to gain an understanding into finance functions and a wider business appreciations

What’s on Offer
Working within an international business, you will enjoy the benefits that come with this whilst still enjoying a close nit working team. The security and benefits that also come with this are certainly generous as is the opportunity to start your career in finance learning and earning at the same time. Further career progression within the organisation too would be on offer at the end of the apprenticeship one you have gained your AAT. You will receive a good basic salary plus the opportunity to really develop and widen your skills, in addition to the other benefits also that are included with the role.

Salary :- c£13,000 + Health Care Cash plan, 33 Days Hols & More
Location :- Hereford
Company:- The organisation are Europe’s leading HVAC manufacturer, offering heating, ventilation, air conditioning turnkey solutions to a number of sectors. Operating on a large scale but maintaining a real focus on quality, this is an organisation that can offer a platform to take your career to new heights all whilst retaining a close-knit, team environment.

Diversity & Inclusion
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