Assistant Accountant Apprentice SILVER CROSS (UK) LIMITED

This is an integral role within the Finance team working closely with the Finance Operations Manager, Management Accountants and visibility to the Head of Group Finance and Group CFO. The key duties would be the ownership of the UK company’s purchase and sales ledgers, bank reconciliations, while assisting with month-end accounting processes.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Salary is competitive with subject to change on successful completion of probationary period.

  • Working week

    9am – 5.30pm with 1hr lunch as standard but with flexi start and end times Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri in the office Tues in college

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Post daily transactions from our company bank accounts into the accounting system
  • Reconcile our accounting records with those of our UK retail chain customers and independent nursery stores supporting dispute resolution and credit control
  • Support our e-commerce sales channel by managing and maintaining the payment supplier portals including managing payment disputes e.g. Klarna and PayPal
  • Supplier invoice auditing to make sure we are charged correctly by our key suppliers
  • Contribute to a smooth and efficient Finance Operations Month End close process
  • Progress through the Finance Operations Training Matrix to learn all aspects of Finance Operations and for assisting on the month end close

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will be working towards their assistant accountant and AAT Level 3. They will attend their place of work 4 days per week and Craven College one day per week (Tuesdays). 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Silver Cross looks to cultivate a pipeline of talent so we would try to find relevant opportunities for permanent roles following the apprenticeship either in the Finance team or elsewhere in the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

Silver Cross is a trusted training partner with CIMA, ICAEW and ACCA and supports its employees to reach these qualifications as relevant to the role

About the employer

Design, wholesale and retail of luxury nursery products. Iconic British brand dating back to 1877 based in North Yorkshire.





Broughton Skipton

North Yorkshire

BD23 3JA

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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


Holly McFadyen


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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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