ACCA Apprentice Management Accountant Cathay Investments Ltd

ACCA Apprentice Management Accountant needed for a great role in a friendly central accounts team in a forward thinking firm in Croydon. You'll get an ACCA qualification and potential for a permanent role at the end. You will be expected to learn alongside your role, to grow into and develop your experience and ability.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    We are fully office based, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Develop and maintain financial policies, procedures, and controls
  • Prepare and analyse financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements
  • Lead and mentor the accounting team, providing guidance and support
  • Assign tasks, set goals, and conduct performance evaluations.
    Prepare and present financial reports to senior management and stakeholders
  • Conduct variance analysis and provide insights on financial results
  • Develop and maintain internal control policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and standards
  • Identify opportunities for streamlining accounting processes and enhancing efficiency

You will receive support and training to grow to cover all aspects of the above by the end of your training.

The training you will be getting

You will gain an ACCA professional qualification (Accountancy or Taxation Professional level 7) by the end of the apprenticeship. Training will be conducted via an on line class room, with a substantial element of practical on the job training. Training will be one day per week.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following the end of the apprenticeship we may be able to offer a permanent role within the central finance team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4) Essential
Other AAT or other accounting qualification (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

We are the head office for an international group of companies. We manage the central services including all payroll for the UK part of the group. We're a friendly bunch, based full time in the office, with plenty of scope for an apprentice to get involved in a wide range of business matters supported by an experienced team.


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

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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