Accounts Assistant Apprentice CHARLES BENTLEY & SON LTD

Charles Bentley & Son Ltd are looking for an accounts assistant apprentice to join their friendly team. The successful candidate will study towards their level 2 accounts assistant qualification with support from Loughborough College and gain valuable on the job experience, learning new skills, knowledge and behaviours. You will work on the sales and purchase ledgers as well as other duties.

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Closing date: 05 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Birthday as a paid day off

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm (half an hour for lunch) Some home working options available. 2 to 3 days in the office in Loughborough. More details available at interview.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Sales Ledger:

  • To raise manual sales invoices on a monthly basis including sundry rental and recharge invoices.
  • To enter sales invoices and credit notes on customer portals in a timely manner.
  • To post daily bank receipts to the accounting system, ensuring they are posted to the correct customer account in the correct currency and allocated to the relevant invoice and credit notes.
  • To open new sales ledger accounts within the accounting system, once appropriately credit checked and authorised in line with company authorisation limits.
  • To raise all appropriately authorised credit notes on a daily basis, accurately booking items into stock if required.
  • To support with customer queries, providing proof of deliveries were required, investigating shortages, price discrepancies and any other query, raising credits once authorised.
  • Support the senior credit controller with credit control and releasing sales orders.

Purchase Ledger:

  • To post purchase invoices to the correct supplier account, posting to the correct general ledger code.
  • To process goods receipt purchase orders in line with delivery notes, and process purchase invoices for stock and non-stock items.
  • Answer supplier telephone calls, updating the suppliers chasing schedules to identify those chasing payment and detailing ledger creditor balances.
  • To process employee expenses including identifying items that are not for business use and posting the VAT correctly.
  • To reconcile supplier statements at months end to ensure all supplier invoices are received and processed, identifying any missing invoices and requesting copies. 

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


  • L2 Apprenticeship Standard in Accounts or Finance Assistant
  • AAT level 2
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • An apprentice will be put forward for end-point assessment when it is felt that they have achieved the required experience in the workplace to put them in the best possible position to achieve success.

Delivery Method:

  • Attendance at college will be required one morning session per week 
  • Apprenticeship session to assist with portfolio building and preparation for End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression to study for AAT Level 3.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

Manufacturer of wooden brushware and online retailer of home, garden and leisure products.







LE11 5TP

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Training provider



Sophia Cleaver

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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