Finance Assistant Apprentice - CIMA Total Marketing Support

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 7 apprenticeship with Total Marketing Support and Kaplan. You will be working towards the CIMA qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace experience.

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Closing date: 27 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main overview:

  • To support the production of accurate and timely management reporting which complies with all internal requirements
  • To prepare analysis on costs, including detail on variances to budget / forecast
  • To support the production of regular cashflow forecasting across the TMS regions, analysing actual cash movements against forecast
  • To assist with completion of accurate budgets and forecasts to reflect the strategy and activities of TMS to agreed formats and timetables
  • To support the wider Finance function, as required
  • To identify and help to implement improvements in financial reporting and control throughout TMS

Primary / Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial and Management

Reporting / Analysis:

  • Assist with the timely and accurate production of all management accounts and monthly reporting (local and group) to agreed formats and timetables, working with the regional Management

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

Accounting And Taxation Professional Apprenticeship Level 7. If you’re looking to develop your accountancy skills to lead finance departments or provide management accounting consultancy, CIMA is your ticket. CIMA is split into Certificate, a standalone ‘beginner’ qualification, and Professional, which is split into three levels: Operational, Management, and Strategic. The Certificate in Business Accounting is your starting point if you're new to accountancy. You'll learn the fundamentals of business economics, financial accounting, management accounting, and ethical considerations of commercial activity. Operational teaches you about organisational management, costs and analysis used in production, and financial reporting and taxation. Management equips you with the skills to perform advanced management accounting and advanced financial reporting tasks. Strategic develops your leadership and strategic management abilities, and teaches you about risk management.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Development down the Management accountant route with study support provided along the way.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9/A*-4C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/A*-4C) Essential
Other Degree (Grade 2:2) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits include: 25 days holiday (national holidays are on top of this amount). 10% bonus. DS Smith Pension Scheme. Very accessible via public transport.

About the employer

TMS Global is a procurement outsourcing business and are a wholly owned subsidiary of DS Smith PLC, a FTSE100 listed multi-national packaging and display manufacturing business. TMS Global specialise in the outsourcing of retail display, print and packaging and are active in 97 markets globally and our TMS family consists of just over 300 people who are spread internationally across APAC, LATAM, EMEA and NA.


Total Marketing Support


4th Floor, Delphian House, Riverside, New Bailey Street


M3 5FS

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accountancy or taxation professional

Level 7 (Master's degree)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Mar 2023