Assistant Management Accountant Apprentice Rexel Head Office Birmingham REXEL UK LIMITED

As a Rexel Apprentice you will be trained in all procedures required, which will give you a fantastic grounding for your future career. As part of the Management Account Team your focus. Main focus will be around areas of margin and operational expenditure in terms of variance analysis, month end postings and balance sheet reconciliations.

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Closing date: 25 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Aged 18 or under £11435.66 /Aged 18-20 £16047.49 /Aged 21-22 £21660.98 /Aged 23 and over £21911.40

  • Working week

    Mon-Thurs 0830-1700 Fri 0830-1630

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Take ownership of month end postings. 
Organise key areas of the business in receiving supporting evidence for month end accruals.
With the support of the team manager, liaise with the wider business to proactively identify risks and opportunities within the budget and monthly result.
Challenge and investigate variances against budget; reach out to the business to understand progress of cost initiatives or changes in business needs and communicate to management
Being a point of contact for operational controllers to deliver regional results of one of the regions.
Accurate completion of allocated balance sheet reconciliations within the time frame allocated, including documentation of supporting documentation.
Provide ad hoc support to the management accounts team to ensure accurate and robust reporting across the whole of the P+L.
Responsible for making postings into the accounting general ledger after review of transactions including the ability to identify accruals and prepayments.
Maintain the integrity of the General Ledger, whilst ensuring compliance in accordance with UKGAAP and Rexel group policies.
Completion of cost centre queries and ensure adequate information and support is provided to our branch managers.
Ensure that all process documentation is robust and up to date.

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

Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship
Opportunity to experience of using an ERP system in addition to manipulating and analysing large volumes of data to support decision making

Opportunity to  build effective working relationships with key stakeholders in matrix management environment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Rexel can offer a great career for the right candidate. Successful completion of the Apprenticeship could lead to a permanent position, and offer advancement opportunites within the Finance Team.  

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 & maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Ideally 2+ years in a fast-paced, finance function – either as a business analyst, or assistant accountant Experience of working in either a retail/wholesale environment, or in a business with a branch network, would be desirable Role would suit someone currently at or studying towards AAT Level 2 Min. 5 GCSEs A-C, incl. English & maths

About the employer

In the UK Rexel has over 2,500 staff working from 250+ branches. We value people who have a sense of urgency and excitement, who demonstrate candour, insight and creativity, and thrive in an environment of change and challenge. We value people who take the company personally - being a part of Rexel UK means being part of the most exciting customer focused electrical wholesaler, a place where employees want to build their futures. Rexel is an equal opportunities employer.




Ground Floor

Eagle Court 2 Hatchford Brook

Hatchford Way

B26 3RZ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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Closing date: 25 Jul 2023