Accounting Apprentice

Islington, London (Central)
14 Nov 2017
13 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Job Level
As an accounting apprentice, you will be supporting our finance team delivering our services to a portfolio of diverse clients in England. You will gain experience in transaction processing, a number of different cloud based accounting systems as part of your apprenticeship. You will work towards a professional qualification which will go hand in hand with your day to day role.

Flinder is an exciting and innovative start up formed by 2 entrepreneurial accountants and management consultants who had the ambition to really help businesses evolve by working with them, not just for them. With a combined 25 years experience working with growing businesses and getting the bug working with entrepreneurs; we decided to create flinder, combining our passion of helping other businesses grow, whilst creating our own.

Entry requirements:

Ideally will have at least a B in Maths but A* - C (or 5-9) in both English and Maths is vital. Ideally, we are looking for recent school leavers and non-graduates for the role.

This is an Accounting AAT level 3 Standard apprenticeship with WhiteHat.

Location: nearest station is Old Street underground, London.You will have responsibility for:
1. Using cloud accounting systems (Xero, QuickBooks, Sage One/Live) to maintain accurate records for a portfolio of clients
2. Performing bank reconciliations, processing receipts and payments
3. Preparing VAT returns for a portfolio of clients prior to review
4. Preparing suggested payment run files for client approval
5. Preparing monthly payroll changes and communicating with our payroll team for a portfolio of clients
6. Completing period end close activities including the relevant month end adjustments i.e. prepayments, accruals and journals
7. Preparing the monthly accounts including standard reporting from the accounting system
8. Supporting our finance managers with monthly and quarterly reporting including account closing procedures
9. Ad-hoc support for finance managers and business advisors as required
Perks + Benefits
1. Discounted cinema tickets, 4% off at Tesco, 5% off at Waitrose/John Lewis, 8% off at Curry’s to name only a few)
2. Pension contributions of 2% and matched up to 3%
3. iPhone 7 & MacBook Air for business and discretionary personal use
4. Annual ski-trip!
Hours are 9am to 5:30pm, Mon-Fri

Skills checklist:
1. Excellent numeracy skills
2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
3. An enjoyment of learning and an inquisitive nature
4. Excellent attention to detail and time management skills
5. An approach that client satisfaction is absolutely second to none

*You’re not just applying for a role with this employer, you are applying to be a WhiteHat apprentice, and we will be with you every step of your apprenticeship journey.

WhiteHat specialises in bringing young people age 16+ together with top companies from around the greater London area. Our goal is to help our learners on their apprenticeship journey as they begin their career paths within the world of business.

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