Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Initials

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 4 apprenticeship with Initials Marketing Ltd and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the ACCA qualification.

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Apprenticeship summary

The role is an integral part of the business covering all aspects of accounts receivables and payables as well as assisting the Financial Controller with broader aspects of the management reporting. There will be daily contact with people at all levels within the business to ensure smooth and efficient management of the transactional items.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Management of the Purchase Ledger function, providing accurate and timely input of invoices into the finance system
  • Supplier statement reconciliations, preparing Aged Creditor reports, preparing and processing payment schedules and BACS runs, issuing remittance advices
  • Monitoring staff expenses and company credit card usage and responsibility for monthly processing onto finance system
  • Management of suppliers, ensuring new suppliers are vetted and existing suppliers are up to date
  • Management of petty cash, monthly reconciliation and input
  • Management of the Accounts receivables function, including daily finalisation of invoices and credit control
  • Advising and supporting the Client Services team on all aspect of client invoicing
  • Daily management of cashflow
  • Supporting the Finance Director and Financial Controller with other aspects of the finance function
  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Date posted


  • Expected start date


  • Closing date


  • Standards

    Professional accounting / taxation technician

  • Apprenticeship level


  • Reference number


  • Training Provider

    Kaplan Financial

  • Location


Requirements and prospects

Desired Skills

  • Microsoft Office skills

Personal qualities

  • A well organised candidate looking to commence and invest in their career within Finance
  • A “can do” proactive attitude with an inquisitive and curious mind
  • Eager to learn and put into practice what they have learnt
  • An attention to detail
  • An open, approachable and personable candidate as the role entails meeting all members of the organisation

Desired qualifications

  • A-levels A-C grades or equivalent (Desirable subjects - maths, Business, Accountancy)
  • A minimum of 5 GCSE's (9-4) (A*-C) grades including maths and English

Future prospects

Great entry level opportunity to join a small Finance team within the media sector.

Flexibility with the role available to develop all areas within Finance.

Things to consider

About the Employer

Initials Marketing is a marketing communications agency, independently owned and with an enviable client list that has led to the ongoing growth of the business since inception but particularly over the last 4 years where both the gross margin and profitability have increased year on year by double digit percentages. At the same time the number of full time staff over this period has increased from 30 to over 40.