ACCA Accountant Apprentice

£21500 per annum
24 Feb 2024
24 Mar 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Apprenticeship

As an Apprentice Accountant, you will join Burberry on a four year development program. You will be immersed in Burberry’s finance teams with exposure to the global Payment and Procurement Operations (PPO), Sales Order to Cash (SOTC) and Record to Report (RTR) teams based at Burberry Business Services (BBS) Leeds. In conjunction with this, you will build your technical knowledge through undertaking the ACCA qualification. This is a globally recognised and respected qualification which will help build practical accounting skills and be foundational to your future career development.

This apprenticeship program will provide the following benefits:

  • Holistic Understanding: Exposure to different teams provides you with a well-rounded perspective of the end-to-end financial processes within Burberry. Adaptability: Exposure to diverse functions enhances your ability to adapt to different work environments and challenges.
  • Cross-Functional Skills: You'll develop cross-functional skills by collaborating with various teams, improving your communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Problem-Solving: Different scenarios present unique challenges, allowing you to develop strong problem-solving skills and apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Career Exploration: Exposure to multiple teams enables you to explore various accounting functions, helping you identify the areas you're most passionate about and want to specialise in.

The types of activities you may experience across each team include:

  • Payment and Procurement Operations.
  • Participating in procurement administrative activities such as vendor onboarding and purchase order management.
  • Collaborating with suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure smooth procurement processes.
  • Analysing procurement data to identify efficiency opportunities and optimize processes.
  • Learning about procurement regulations, compliance, and ethical considerations.
  • Sales Order to Cash.
  • Monitoring accounts receivable aging balances and supporting collections efforts.
  • Supporting the cash office team with the reconciliation of bank accounts and the allocation of cash receipts/payments.
  • Collaborating with sales and customer service teams to address inquiries, raise manual invoices and resolve discrepancies.
  • Learning about credit management, and sales-related financial analysis. Record to Report.
  • Assisting in maintaining accurate and up-to-date financial records, ensuring data integrity.
  • Participating in month-end and year-end closing processes, including preparing journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Collaborating with the team to prepare financial reports and statements. Learning and applying accounting principles, regulations, and reporting standards.
  • You will also work throughout on projects that require cross-functional collaboration and critical thinking. This will enable you to apply your accumulated expertise to financial scenarios and other challenges.

  • Strong A Levels.
  • Minimum of 120 UCAS points or equivalent.
  • GCSE's grades 9/A* - 4/C including Maths and English.

    • No specific experience required, but a passion for the luxury fashion industry and finance is a plus.

    • Strong analytical and numerical skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Problem-solving ability.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Teamwork-mentality.

    Burberry Plc
    At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today. We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to be a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.

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