Assistant Accountant Apprentice

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
23 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Job role
Experience level
Entry level, Apprenticeship
Assistant Accountant Apprentice

Closing date for applications: 28th February 2021
Experience Day: March 2021
Projected start date: September 2021


Did you know that DHL Supply Chain is the world's leading contract logistics provider? Did you know that we employ over 40,000 people in the UK alone and that we have a habit of promoting from within? Did you know that each of our customers have a dedicated finance function and Finance and Operations work seamlessly to ensure we maintain our status as the partner of choice for businesses around the world.

We work across multiple sectors including Retail, Automotive, Aerospace, FMCG, Retail, Public Sector and Aviation? This diversity means that no two contracts are the same and the possibilities of career development are almost endless.

If you want to be part of this incredible journey, DHL Supply Chain has the opportunity for you.

We are looking for a Finance Assistant who will contribute and provide support in the running of a safe and efficient finance function. You will work within clear guidelines to achieve defined outcomes for the business and our customer(s)

The Key Responsibilities of the Finance Assistant will include

1) Making your customer more successful by:
- Providing financial and administration support and governance
- Supporting Solutions and following processes to minimise risk and improve efficiency
- Communicating and implementing changes to financial and process requirements promptly
- Fostering collaborative working and best practice between internal and external stakeholders

2) Driving High Performance by:
- Supporting financial strategies, plans and targets to develop existing and new business
- Ensuring robust process and solutions are implemented
- Helping prepare accurate reports
- Supporting improvement programmes to aid profitability
- Maintaining ethical standards and financial governance

3) Control and Governance
- Support financial and business reporting and forecasting
- Ensure adherence to all DPDHL business compliance, policies and procedures
- Ensure DPDHL accounting standards are implemented within the business unit

To be successful as a Finance Assistant in DHL Supply Chain you need the following:
  • Effective communication and rapport building skills
  • Ability to develop and deliver high quality services and solutions
  • A customer centric approach to finance and business operations
  • An extremely high work ethic
  • Motivation for career progression and development
  • Ability to gather and correlate correct data
  • Ability to apply DPDHL financial policies to a limited range of activities

What qualification will you achieve?

During the 15 month apprenticeship you will work to achieve Assistant Accountant Level 3 (AAT)

What skills/qualifications do you need?

Applicants are required to have a GCSE Grade A* - C (9 - 4) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English, Maths Please provide copies with your CV

**please be aware that due to covid restrictions the roles maybe based at home, all Candidates will be supported through this.

What will you get in return?

As a part of a growing DHL population, you will receive access to a variety of our excellent benefits, which could include; 25 days holiday, pension scheme, medical cover, retail discounts, flexible working, training, development and secondments opportunities and MANY MORE.

What you'll need to do next?

If you have a proven track record of achievement to match the requirements for this role and you are looking for your next career move, simply apply online ensuring that a full up to date CV is attached with your application, along with your prior qualification certificates.

We will ensure that all our resourcing activities are fair, transparent and consistent across the UK. We want to ensure that the candidate experience is of the highest professional standard.

The Company is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees. Furthermore we aim to ensure our workplaces are free from discrimination and that not only employees but also our potential future employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. We will ensure that equality of opportunity maintains a high profile in our organisation

For any questions regarding the Apprenticeship, please contact us:

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