Finance Assistant Apprentice AAT Pukka Herbs Ltd

A well-established organic teas and supplements company based in Bristol are currently seeking to recruit an aspiring accountant of the future, with an AAT level 3 Apprenticeship available.

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Closing date: 04 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Objective :

To support the smooth running of the purchase and sales ledgers.

Main responsibilities

  • Responsible for the creation of customer and supplier system set ups on our ERP system ensuring all information is entered
  • Control of central finance email accounts and distribution of emails to correct Pukka person
  • Entering and scanning purchase ledger invoices onto ERP system
  • Ensuring all filing is actioned
  • Opening and distributing Finance related post
  • Assisting with Credit Controller, ensuring debt is collected in a timely manner
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Maintain effective relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Support sales ledger and purchase ledger functions when required
  • Continuously drive process improvements.


  • To champion Pukka’s Mission, Aims, Objectives and Values.
  • To participate in Pukka’s Appraisal process ensuring own personal development and contributing to the overall performance of the People team.
  • To ensure equality of opportunity is maintained and respected at all times in accordance with the appropriate policies and procedures.
  • To work co-operatively with colleagues across Pukka.
  • To comply with the statutory provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • To actively participate in opportunities to communicate within Pukka including attending team meetings.
  • To make full use of technology for all appropriate tasks.
  • To demonstrate a willingness to work flexibly with others to respond to needs of an evolving organisation.
  • To ensure that confidentiality is respected and maintained at all times.
  • To perform any other duties as directed by management.

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post and should not be seen as an exhaustive list of responsibilities. Duties and responsibilities may develop and change in consultation with management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Competent in Microsoft Office Packages, Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Good written and spoken English

Personal qualities

  • Energetic go-getter with a passion to learn and add value
  • Ability to work successfully within a team and can demonstrate through examples either through their education or recreational activities
  • Only the most discerning, compassionate and purposeful can be part of our journey. You’ll embrace Pukka’s vision to connect people, plants and the planet and be capable of putting every effort into the results that enable us to make a difference

Qualifications required

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s or equivalent A-C grade including Maths and English
  • 3 A-Levels or equivalent A-C grades

Future prospects

The company is growing on average by 30% YOY which creates natural progression throughout the organisation for successful employees.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.05 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.50 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit:

About the employer

Pukka Herbs harnesses the incredible power of nature through its award-winning organic and ethically sourced herbal teas and food supplements. Founded in 2001 by Tim Westwell and herbalist, Sebastian Pole, Pukka’s mission is to create a world where plants play a central role in human health and wellbeing. Pukka is a beacon for sustainable and ethical business. All Pukka’s teas are Fair for Life, one of the highest independent fair trade standards in the world and many of its teas use FairWild herbs. Pukka is a B-Company signifying its ongoing commitment to put people and planet ahead of profits. And over one percent of its sales are given to environmental causes around the world every year through 1% For the Planet.


Pukka Herbs Ltd



Hawkfield Way


BS14 0BY

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Training provider

AAT – Association of Accounting Technicians As an Accountancy Apprentice with Kaplan, you will complete the AAT qualification, of which we deliver Level 2 (Certificate) Level 3 (Diploma) & Level 4 (Diploma). The AAT qualification will be completed at a Kaplan training centre or via the Live Online Learning platform. Apprenticeships will include:

  • NVQ
  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills (if required)
  • ERR

Apprenticeship standard

Accounting > Assistant Accountant

Training provider

Kaplan Financial

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kaplan


Charlie Holmes

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Closing date: 04 Nov 2017