Marketing Contract Compliance Specialist Apprentice FINANCIAL PROGRESSION LTD

A Marketing Contract Compliance Specialist Apprentice is required. As a graduate this is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual who prefers to take the road less travelled. The successful candidate will secure a 3-year ICAEW training contract and become part of a team that operates more like one in industry than in a Big 4 / traditional accountancy practice.Duties include: liaising with clients and their agencies to gather data and performing data cleansing and transformation to enable audit analysis.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm - Remote working only.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Reporting into an Assistant Audit Manager, our class-leading training programme will enable you to understand how agencies work from a commercial, contractual and financial perspective, equipping you to assess what is good practice and what is not, both commercially and ethically.

In addition to your professional exam training, you will be involved in contract compliance audits for clients and accounting activities in our own business. On completion of your training programme, you will progress to the role of Assistant Audit Manager. While we would prefer that you continue your career with us, you will also be in demand from agencies and the marketing finance teams of large advertisers.

The size and nature of our business can ensure that throughout your training contract you will be given every possible opportunity to succeed. You can expect challenging and exciting project work, in addition to the audits that you undertake, as you help to develop and shape our growing business. Your thoughts and ideas will listened to, and your business related responsibilities will increase as your training progresses.

When you work with Financial Progression, you are never a number! We value everyone’s individual personality and will encourage this to shine through within our close-knit team. We value each other and our individual strengths and areas of expertise.



  • Strive to pass professional exams first time
  • Liaise with clients and their agencies to gather data
  • Perform data cleansing and transformation to enable audit analysis
  • Analyse the data and present findings to the lead auditor
  • Conduct detailed audit tests remotely or on the agency’s premises
  • Document your work in accordance with our quality assurance standards
  • Conduct book-keeping / accounting work for the firm’s own statutory accounts
  • Support Audit Managers and Directors in client presentations and deliverables



The training you will be getting

  • Accountancy or taxation professional
    Level 7 (Master's degree). 3 Year ICAEW Training Contract (ACA)
  • Classroom based courses in Reading
  • Block release to attend courses.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible career routes include: 

  • Assistant Audit Manager
  • Audit Manager
  • Senior Audit Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Logical, Adaptable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6) Essential
Other University degree (Grade 2:1) Essential

About the employer

Financial Progression is a rapidly growing boutique consultancy specialising in helping household name brands understand the extent to which their marketing services agencies (media, creative, PR, events etc.) are operating in accordance with their contracts and financial best practice. Belying our size, we are one of the most highly respected firms in our field in the world and were the first such specialist to operate as an ICAEW member firm (since 2009).







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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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