Apprentice Accounts Assistant E S D CONTROL CENTRE LTD

You will be working as part of a small finance team. This will be an exciting opportunity to progress in a diverse role, where you can really make a difference.

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Closing date: 19 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Setting up new sales ledger accounts by processing data to relevant fields, scanning, indexing, foiling and informing the relevant sales manager the customer code
  • Responsible for dealing with customer enquiries, credit control on minor accounts and sending out monthly statements
  • Statement dispatch and initial credit control contact under the guidance and management of the credit controller
  • Maintaining supplier records by checking invoice details to system data, making sure all fields are filled in correctly
  • Reconciling far east supplier, taking into account payment terms and allocation of deposit payments with the guidance of senior members of the team
  • Entering all CIL payments onto supplier accounts using the relevant control account for reconciliations with the guidance of senior members of the team
  • Collecting purchase delivery notes from the warehouse on a daily basis
  • Alphabetically sorting purchase invoices and purchase delivery notes on a daily basis
  • Matching purchase invoices and purchase delivery notes on a daily basis
  • Responsible for posting all matched invoices and credit notes on to the system on a daily basis
  • Filing all posted invoices and making sure files are ready with reference numbers
  • Update query tracker on any invoices out for signature, and chase for resolution if not received back within a set timescale
  • Reconciling supplier accounts to supplier statements and updating the relevant notes field within our system, following up and chasing missing invoices
  • Chasing missing invoices for deliveries when requested by accounts team
  • Setting up new purchase ledger accounts by processing data to required fields, scanning, indexing, filing and informing the purchaser the relevant supplier code
  • Responsible for dealing with supplier enquires & accounts inbox on a daily basis. This will include printing documents and filing in our hard copy filing system or indexing documents for filing within our computer system
  • Posting of bank journals and initial reconciliations and payment allocations
  • Petty Cash reconciliation
  • Assisting in the preparation for the monthly completion of a high volume detailed HSBC invoice financing reconciliation and aged debt report on all currencies. Assisting to complete these within strict deadlines
  • Assisting in the preparation of a detailed VAT reconciliation for ESD on a quarterly basis. You will be working closely with the Assistant Accountant in presenting the information to the FM within a set deadline before making the final submission
  • Open post on a daily basis sorting and date stamping ready for accounts administrator to distribute
  • Answering and logging telephone calls, entering the information into our call log
  • Scanning and indexing on a daily basis or as required
  • General filing, copying and adhoc tasks
  • Franking evening post

The training you will be getting

  • AAT Level 2 - Training Contract
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progress to Level 3 and 4 AAT to become fully AAT qualified

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

We are a fast-paced consumables supply organisation, based in Bury St Edmunds with four distinct brands supplying some of the world’s biggest technology companies with their production and packaging supplies. The company are experts in Electrostatic discharge consumables and high-end technology-led packaging solutions. Formed in 1987, we are one of the region’s fastest growing companies and quality approved to ISO 9001 standards.







IP32 7BY



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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

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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