Apprentice Accounts Assistant

Smart Systems Ltd
Bristol, United Kingdom
GBP 8.41 per hour
17 Sep 2020
02 Oct 2020
Job role
Experience level
Entry level, Apprenticeship
Smart Systems design aluminium windows and doors, they are part of an international group with various companies across the world and a strong presence in Europe and have been trading for over 30 years. The finance department is a team of eight, two of which are studying towards the AAT. It's a fast working environment with friendly people. They constantly strive to improve how they work and be more pro active in their approach.

Role overview:

Initially, the role will be processing invoices onto the ERP. After you become comfortable with this, you will be learning the weekly payroll processing the wages for a minimum of 12 times a year. Supplier reconciliation and bank reconciliations and payment runs will also form part of the role. Depending on your ability and drive the role will evolve to include additional responsibilities , for example the reporting of intrastate, and possibly some group and internal reporting.

This apprenticeship represents a great opportunity for anyone who wants to become an accountant as you will get a good foundation on which to build your skills, and a great opportunity to put theory learnt in your AAT studies into practice.
  • Processing stock and non-stock invoices
  • Processing credit notes
  • Deal with purchase queries
  • Preparing payment runs
  • Processing payments to suppliers
  • Check and reconcile supplier statements
  • Filing and scanning
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Process Intrastat forms relating to EU invoices

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications including Word & Excel
  • A high level of numeracy
  • Organised
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Methodical
  • Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and work to deadlines
  • Team player

Desired qualifications

Applicants for this role should have 5 good GCSEs or equivalent in the A*-C range ( 9-4) including maths and English

Future prospects

This apprenticeship will give you an excellent platform to start a professional career in the field of accounting and finance.

Things to consider

College attendance- the level 2 AAT programme will start in January 2021 for one evening per week

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