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We are recruiting for a Finance Apprentice to join our Group Finance team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to obtain a Level 2/3 Assistant Accountant qualification, with further opportunities for career advancement in the future.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Benefits: Pension, Health Care, Life Assurance, Loyalty Scheme, Salary Sacrifice Scheme, Mental Health support channels and access to employee benefits platform, Perkbox. This gives you access to hundreds of ‘Perks’ giving you great discounts.

  • Working week

    37½ hours per week Monday to Friday, normal office hours apply.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Daily processing of cashbook transactions into Sage 200
  • Accurate allocation of payments and receipts
  • Daily bank reconciliations
  • Scanning and distribution of post
  • Invoicing customers
  • Support with the Sales Ledger and Purchase Ledger activities
  • Assisting with a variety of queries and resolving ledger discrepancies
  • General accounts duties
  • Support and contribute to weekly team meetings

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

  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To progress within the Group Finance team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Accounting basics, Microsoft Excel, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

The successful candidate will be working from our Alderley Edge office with the option of working from home on occasion.

About the employer

Chess are one of the UK’s leading Voice, Connect, Cloud, Cybersecurity and Digital solution providers, helping over 23,000 businesses grow through innovative technology and expert advice. Not only do we pride ourselves on our award-winning service, we are also extremely proud to have been placed in ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’ for 11 consecutive years.




Bridgford House

Heyes Lane

Alderley Edge



Katie Firth

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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