Finance Apprentice SCOTT DUNN LIMITED

The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving finance administrative services, predominantly within the finance business partnering team.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £18,000 - £21,000 pa

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:30.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    05 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Reporting to the transactional finance manager, the finance apprentice will provide a wide range of transactional support to the Scott Dunn finance team. This is inclusive of (but no limited to) posting supplier invoices and dealing with accounts payable related queries and transactions, as well as general banking responsibilities related to our guest and supplier opportunities.


Accounts Payable/Supplier Payments:

  • Work with the travel consultants to ensure all invoices are correctly input onto the reservation system
  • Assist with the weekly multi-currency payment runs
  • Resolve supplier queries as required
  • Complete supplier statement reconciliations
  • Process ad-hoc payments as required
  • Raising supplier commission and marketing invoices
  • Ensuring prompt payment from commission invoices
  • Chase up any supplier refunds and credit notes
  • Confirm changes of bank details verbally with suppliers

Guest Receipts:

  • Check daily bank transfers and log on the reservation system
  • Investigate unreconciled receipts
  • Upload bank statements into finance system (SUN)
  • Processing of direct debit payments and invoices
  • Month end reconciliations

Credit Cards: (Expenses)

  • Load and transfer balances on prepaid cards as required
  • Investigate discrepancies/missing information and communicate with relevant people
  • Code credit card statements ready for posting


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

  • Occupation: Assistant Accountant Level 3

Typical job titles:

Assistant Accountant / Trainee Accounting Technician / Accounts Clerk / Cashier Finance Assistant / Purchase Ledger Clerk / Sales Ledger Clerk


18 months

Role Profile:

An assistant accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practise or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Part of their role will involve assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. In addition, the assistant accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.

Entry Requirements:

Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification. Apprentices without English or maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time job role on completion 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

As one of our Finance apprentices, you will be enrolled onto an Assistant Accounts Level 3 AAT Apprenticeship shortly after their start date. The apprenticeship takes approximately 18 months to complete and during this time you’ll achieve the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to work effectively in a Finance role. This is a Level 3 Finance Apprenticeship role, and significant training and development will be available over an 18 month period. Whilst you will be fully supported to undertake and complete your studies, this programme does require personal commitment to study in your own time, in addition to the time provided by the Company. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to start off a fantastic career working for one of the most highly regarded and friendliest agencies in the country. Our excellent training will get you set for success and you’ll be able to take advantage of our great benefits package. This includes: • 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising by 1 day with each year of service (max 30) • Uncapped commission scheme • Contributory pension scheme • 'Cycle to work' scheme • Subsidised private healthcare • Company loyalty scheme (Travel Fund) • 1 paid Learning Day per month • Paid Volunteering leave • Travel insurance • Familiarisation trips • Recognition awards throughout the year • Social events

About the employer

Scott Dunn is a luxury tour operator. The company, founded in 1986,[1] has offices in London in the UK, San Diego in the United States and Singapore, and sells holidays worldwide




Metro Building

1 Butterwick


W6 8DL

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Training provider



Jamie Dobson

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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