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Assistant Accountant Apprentice YUSEN LOGISTICS (UK) LIMITED

This role will provide support to the Finance function for the Healthcare & IFF operations within YLUK. The main purpose will be to assist in management accounting activities, analyse costs, revenues, statistical KPI data and support finance compliance. This accounts level 3 apprenticeship will be delivered via Babington.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00-5.30 with a 30-minute unpaid break, totaling 40 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include, but not limited to:

  • Production of the weekly account’s ‘flash’ P&L and other associated reports.
  • Provide explanations of variances between ‘flash’, actuals, budgets and forecasts.
  • To provide insightful explanations and commentaries on all areas of Financial Information and drive actions for improvement.
  • To assist the Finance Business Partner in the production of the monthly management accounts, this will include the calculation of revenue and cost accruals.
  • Provide full P&L and Balance sheet reconciliations for any accounts within their control, including variance analysis.
  • Production of detailed working papers to support all accruals. Note monthly accounts are prepared to fast close requirements of 6 Japanese Working days.
  • To assist the Finance Business Partner for the Budget and Forecast preparation for the area of their responsibilities in conjunction with local management.
  • Able to challenge operational staff on issues of data integrity.
  • Manage data held within the operational systems to ensure accuracy and validity of all transactions processed.
  • Recommend and help implement process improvements.
  • To produce any required information or business reporting as required by senior finance staff, e.g. for the audits or once off analysis.
  • To provide cover for or assistance to other Finance Colleagues, as required.
  • Complete any other adhoc duties as required.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 AAT apprenticeship standard.
  • Level 2 Maths and English functional skills if required. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Proven track record of developing individuals and investing in people of all ages and at all stages of their career. Excellent benefits package which includes discounts on gym memberships, retail and leisure. We are an organisation committed to diversity and inclusion and employee wellbeing.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Strong communcation, Strong inter-personal skills, Accuracy dealing with data, Flexible and open to change, Able to remain calm, Strong analytical skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade A-C) Essential

Things to consider

Be open and transparent in they way they work, be dedicated to quality and accuracy, be proactive in finding better ways to work and actively seek improvement through development. Nominated as finalists for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport People Development Awards in 2019 and 2022. Finalists in CIPD People Management Awards for 2022. We offer additional internal training to enhance an apprentice’s career which give transferrable skills for people entering the world of work. Opportunity to progress and enhance career either through completion of further apprenticeships, or company funded external qualifications

About the employer

Part of a global organisation offering supply chain solutions and end-to-end transportation via land, sea and air, with 631 distribution centres and offices in 47 countries and regions. Present in 350 cities around the world. In the UK we have 1400 employees at 22 sites across Scotland and England and provide supply chain and transport for aerospace, automotive, food, healthcare, retail and technology.




Grange Park 1

Cheaney Drive

Grange Park


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Training provider



Sandeep Beesla

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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