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Apprentice Accounts Assistant FUJICHEM SONNEBORN LIMITED

Management of the Accounts Payable function and some other finance reporting (Daily Sales Reporting, Rebates, Royalties) to ensure that supplier invoices are recorded correctly and paid on time, doing some cash management tasks of posting daily cash receipts from bank accounts. Working towards an industry-recognised AAT qualification.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Rate of pay dependent on previous experience. Starting at 17,000

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. 1 hour lunch.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Accounts Payable management:
Record supplier invoices on the system, match with Purchase Orders or code invoices manually, obtain authorization for non purchase order invoices.

Supplier Accounts Management:
Make sure all supplier invoices are pay on time and queries are dealt with accordingly with suppliers and/or Purchasing department.
Cash Sheets & Allocation:
Produce daily cash sheets for GBP and Euro receipts. Post cash sheets to individual accounts within the sales ledger and allocate cash to sales invoices.
Invoices and Credit Notes:
Produce and despatch invoices, credit notes and related computer output via the company system in order to ensure that accurate invoices and credits are sent to customers.
Monthly rebate and royalties reporting:
Product monthly royalties report to inter-companies. Accrue customer rebates monthly.
Daily Sales Reporting:
Update daily sales report and distribute to management
Fixed Assets:
Record acquisition and disposal of fixed assets, maintenance of fixed assets record.
Provide cover for other members of the department when required.
Assist with the completion of other work within the F&A Department as necessary and as directed.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?


Apprentices will be expected to complete:
1) A synoptic end-test covering the knowledge and skills gained throughout the on programme stage and detailed in the standard.
2) A portfolio and reflective discussion which will comprise a range of evidence produced in the work-place to show that the Apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard. The reflective discussion will be a structured interview to examine this evidence and the learner journey in more detail.
Apprentices can therefore expect to be assessed through a combination of testing in controlled conditions, evidence produced in the work-place and recorded interview, therefore comprehensively examining the work they have completed.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is a possibility to continue on to a AAT LEVEL 4 PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING for the right candidate. 

A full time position. 

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, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Make sure you can travel to the place of work on a daily basis. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Our history began in 1899, when Gus Sonneborn and the Rieck family established Sonneborn & Rieck Limited as a producer of French Polishes for pianos. Since then, we have evolved into a leading manufacturer of specialist paint coatings for automotive, wood and cosmetics packaging. In 2010, we became a part of the Fujikura Kasei Group, and our company name changed to Fujichem Sonneborn Limited (FCS) the following year. Over the years, we have built a reputation for adapting to market demands and developing next-generation coating technologies without compromising our core values of product quality and customer satisfaction. Today, we continue to improve the appearance and longevity of wood and plastic components with a steady flow of sustainable coating solutions, and nurture success through developing long-term partnerships with our customers and OEMs.




Jaxa Works

91/95 Peregrine Road



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Training provider



Mandy Hodson

01924 614523

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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