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Finance Assistant Apprentice Level 2 VETOQUINOL UK LTD

An exciting opportunity to join this small but busy accounts department. You will be responsible for performing a variety of routine day-to-day accounting duties as directed by the Accounts Supervisor & Assistant Management Accountant in accordance with Company procedures and Group policies.

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Timely and accurate completion and balancing of the purchase ledger for the affiliates, which involves collating, coding, matching and posting purchase invoices, processing supplier and stock invoices, and reconciling the supplier statement.
  • Timely processing of staff expenses, ensuring valid authorisation is obtained and checks conducted as necessary.  Provide analysis when requested.
  • Timely processing of staff expenses, ensuring valid authorisation is obtained and checks conducted as necessary.  Provide analysis when requested.
  • General accountancy duties including reconciliation of intercompany, other related projects within the finance team & associated admin.

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

An Accounts or finance assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business.

The Accounts or finance assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with simple accounting duties. It takes approximately 15 months to complete the apprenticeship and you will receive a blended method of learning including Tutor Coach visits, remote learning and attending workshops, working towards achieving nationally recognised qualifications in:

Level 2 Accounts / Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
Level 2 Functional Skills maths
Level 2 Functional Skills English

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right candidate there will be support to complete AAT Level 4 and 4 and to advance to the position of Assistant Management Accountant and Accounts Supervisor.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Initiative, Fast Learner


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 or C) Essential

Things to consider

Our vacancy is being managed by Train Together Ltd who will contact all applicants on our behalf. By applying for this position, you agree to be contacted by our apprenticeship training provider, Train Together Ltd. Any third parties contacting us for canvassing purposes will be reported to the ESFA.

About the employer

The 8th largest veterinary pharmaceutical company in the world and the 4th largest dedicated to animal health, Vetoquinol is first and foremost an independent, family-owned business. The Vetoquinol Group combines sustainability, growth and independence in an increasingly competitive world market. Committed to the protection and well-being of both animals and people, Vetoquinol creates, develops and sells veterinary drugs and non-medical products all over the world. The company is widely reputed for its expertise in the fields of infectious diseases, pain and inflammation in livestock (cattle and pigs) and pets (dogs and cats). For over 80 years, Vetoquinol’s pursuit of growth has been underpinned by strong values of team spirit, performance and the sharing of corporate culture and know-how with customers, vets, breeders, partners and employees alike. Today, with 100 distributors and direct presence in 24 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific, Vetoquinol has developed a worldwide “network” with 2,500 employees.







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Training provider



Jo Povall


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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