Accounting Assistant Apprentice BRUNSWICK GROUP LLP

The finance team in London includes both client invoicing and purchase ledger functions; this role will provide additional support for both, working closely with client handlers to ensure the timely invoicing of third-party costs to our clients as well as ensuring that supplier invoices are correctly approved. The position is based in London.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Client invoicing – disbursements and third-party costs
  • Preparation of sales invoices on a weekly basis
  • Maintenance and control of weekly unbilled costs to keep balance at a reasonable level and ensure client billing is up to date
  • Resolving queries and preparation of expense breakdowns as and when requested
  • Monthly sales ledger reconciliations
  • Assistance with preparation and maintenance of sales day books for all UK companies
  • Assistance with monthly sales ledger reconciliations for all UK companies
  • Monthly client billing
  • Assistance in the preparation of retained fee invoices on a monthly basis
  • Assistance in the preparation of project fee invoices
  • Invoice processing
  • Receipt and initial coding of a high volume of inter-company purchase invoices and sending out to relevant budget holders for approval
  • Analyse large value invoices for automatic posting to the accounting system (Agresso) (including Dial-a-Cab)
  • Payment processing
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly BACS runs
  • Staff expense processing
  • Check and Process expenses for posting to the accounting system
  • Assisting the Sales Ledger Clerk with obtaining supporting documents for client-rechargeable expenses
  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    9:30am - 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Date posted


  • Expected start date


  • Closing date


  • Standards

    Assistant accountant

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  • Reference number


  • Training Provider


  • Location


Requirements and prospects

Desired Skills

  • Working collaboratively at all times
  • Developing a strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable with / have the ability to learn, basic financial statements, basic ratio analysis and day-to-day corporate activity announcements
  • Experience of being a self-starter with the ability to, on occasion, work with levels of ambiguity

Personal qualities

  • Well organised, diligent and thorough in executing processes
  • Resilient and flexible in approach
  • A curious mindset
  • Enthusiastic team player with an ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Self-motivated, with a positive, "can do" attitude

Desired qualifications

  • Five GCSE grades C - A* (4-9) or equivalent, including English and maths
  • B or 5 at GCSE maths
  • Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC or equivalent)

Future prospects

After your Accounting apprenticeship progress into a full-time role as Junior Finance Assistant, Assistant Accountant, Bookkeeping Assistant, Junior Tax Consultant or Audit Assistant. You can also complete the ACCA qualification into Chartered Accountancy.

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About the Employer

Since 1987, Brunswick has been helping clients navigate the interconnected financial, political and social worlds to build trusted relationships with all their stakeholders. A global partnership, with 23 offices in 14 countries, they operate as a single profit centre - allowing seamless response to their clients' needs, wherever they are in the world.

Using their sector expertise, combined with a deep-seated knowledge of corporate communications and relations, Brunswick are on hand for insight, advice, planning, preparedness, and campaigns, from financial situations through to capital markets, crisis, cyber, employee engagement, and litigation. 'Clients in 50+ countries rely on us to be in their corner.'