Accounts Apprentice - Level 2 SHOOT THE MOON LTD

You will be responsible for invoice queries to ensure accurate and timely payment of all purchase invoices. You will also support to produce VAT returns and management accounts by assisting in balance sheet reconciliations. You will have the opportunity to participate in a project in line with our goal of creating an environment of improvement.

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Closing date: 09 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £14,000 pa (will increase regularly with progression)

  • Working week

    36.5 Monday to Friday (Study time included).

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    19 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for a candidate who is interested in a career in finance, has good attention to detail, strong IT skills, can work to deadlines and is looking for a role in which they can progress. As an apprentice you will receive full training and support.

The role involves being responsible for invoice queries to ensure accurate and timely payment of all purchase invoices. The position also supports the finance team to produce VAT returns and management accounts by assisting in daily, monthly and annual balance sheet reconciliations. You will also have the opportunity to participate in project work in line with our aspiration of creating an environment of continuous improvement.

  • Purchase invoice processing
  • Processing expense requests
  • Credit control
  • Maintaining the company purchase and sales ledgers
  • Banks reconciliation
  • Credit Card Reconciliation
  •  Raising sales invoices
  •  Liaising with third party providers, clients and suppliers
  • Basic administration
  • Updating and maintaining procedural documentation

Adherence to standasrds and proceedures: 

  • Use of all standard Centre of Excellence and group systems and adherence to standards and procedures, including the update of Synergist 
    2. Represent the centre of Excellence, Group and individual group agency brands (including networking) in accordance with brand standards and organisational standards.
  • All other duties as required by the group
  • All the above (including section main duties) to be in the best interests of and in line with, overall group strategy


  • Flexible attitude with regards to normal hours of work when heavy workload dictates
  • Cover the essential duties of the team during periods of absence and holidays
  • Take responsibility for workload priorities when faced with a heavy workload 

Training and development:

1. Participate in the company’s appraisal process
2. Carry out training and development of others as and when required. 
3. Identify your own training needs and discuss these with your line manager
4. Undertake any necessary training and development which leads to increased knowledge and skill, as agreed with your line manager 

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

  • Level 2 Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship standard

*Please note to gain this qualification you will be required to attend Future Skills college for 1 day per week for apprenticeship training. Apprentices will be paid for their time spent learning in college.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time/perm role available upon completion of the apprenticeship. Possibility of further training/development opportunities for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, A positive attitude, Eager to learn, Interpersonal skills, Microsoft Office & Excell, Time management


GCSE or equivalent 6 GCSEs must include Maths & English (Grade 6 - 9) Essential

Things to consider

Key stakeholders: Group Finance Director, Group Commercial Director, Group CEO, Client Services QUALITIES REQUIRED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE ROLE 1. A positive attitude and eagerness to learn 2. Good communication and interpersonal skills 3. Competent in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel 4. Good attention to detail and accuracy 5. Good time management and organisational skills

About the employer

STMgrp is a unique collection of five independent marketing agencies with a dynamic approach to results driven marketing. Supported by an experienced Board, the group includes Shoot the Moon, JGM, Eat and Breathe, Anytime after Nine and Delineo.Creating from studios in Manchester, Rawtenstall & Leeds. Values: Perpetual thinking represents the collective talent across our centers of excellence, who are all united by their shared mindset. It drives us to look beyond the obvious. To analyse, strategize, and go further for our clients. It invites commercial creativity. It achieves greater results, faster. It wins customers and awards. • With Curiosity • With Agility • With A Smile







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Training provider



Abbie Thomson


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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