L7 Management Accountant Apprentice (Cathay Investments Limited) Cathay Investments Ltd

As the ACCA Apprentice Accountant, your you will play a crucial role in ensuring accurate financial reporting, managing the budget, and providing financial insights to support decision-making processes. Your attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and ability to learn will contribute to the overall financial success of the company.

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday- Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 May 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Financial Management:

  • Develop and maintain financial policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  • Monitor financial performance, identify trends, and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards, legal regulations, and tax requirements.
  • Manage the budgeting process and assist in financial forecasting.

Team Leadership:

  • Lead and mentor the accounting team, providing guidance and support.
  • Assign tasks, set goals, and conduct performance evaluations.
  • Foster a collaborative and productive work environment.
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure accurate financial information flow.

Financial Reporting and Analysis:

  • Prepare and present financial reports to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Conduct variance analysis and provide insights on financial results.
  • Identify risks and opportunities and recommend strategies for improvement.
  • Collaborate with auditors and support the annual audit process.

Compliance and Internal Controls:

  • Develop and maintain internal control policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and standards.
  • Implement and monitor effective risk management practices.
  • Coordinate with external auditors and regulatory bodies as required.

Process Improvement:

  • Identify opportunities for streamlining accounting processes and enhancing efficiency
  • Implement best practices and automation tools to improve productivity.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and accounting standards to drive continuous improvement.

This role is 100% office based with the exception of one day release to attend Lectures.

The training you will be getting

As an Accounting Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Accountancy Taxation Professional Apprenticeship at Level 7. Within the apprenticeship you will undertake the ACCA professional qualification.

The apprenticeship will be completed at a BPP centre or via the Online Classroom platform, in addition to at the workplace.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once Apprenticeship is complete there is opportunity to join the team on a permanent basis as a Deputy Management Account/Management Account. This is dependent on many factors including performance and business needs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Team working, Excellent analytical skills, Excellent problem solving, Accuracy, Ability to learn and develop, Effective communication skills, Interpersonal skills, Ability to work under pressure, Driven to meet deadlines, Keen learner, Eager to progress, Work well as an individual


Other Accounting (Grade Batchelors degree) Desired

Things to consider

A professional accounting qualification (E.g RA, ACCA) is highly desirable. You will have proven experience in accounting or financial roles. We advise that applicants who do not already hold a lower-level accountancy or tax qualification, a degree, or have related work experience should complete the Level 3 or 4 apprenticeship before progressing onto Level 7.

About the employer

Cathay Investments Limited is a mid-cap UK privately-owned company founded in 2003. The original foundations of the company came from the owner’s background in dentistry in the late 1980s when he started his first dental corporate. Business grew through acquisition and was successfully sold in 2000 to a private equity buyer which became part of the largest UK dental corporate owned by The Carlyle Group at the time.


Cathay Investments Ltd


43 Friends Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Nabila Lotfy


0203 8342872

Apprenticeship standard

Accountancy or taxation professional

Level 7 (Master's degree)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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