Finance Apprentice

Brief overview of the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a keen interest in finance and accounting to gain valuable experience whilst working towards AAT Level 3 certification. The successful applicant will support the accounts team with day to day finance duties.

Closing Date

Monday 03rd September 2018

Apprenticeship Summary

Working Week

Monday – Thursday 08:30 – 17:00

Friday 08:30 – 16:30

Total hours per week: 37.5

Weekly wage


Expected Apprenticeship duration

18 Months

Possible start date

Monday 01st October 2018

Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


1 available

Vacancy description

The successful applicant will be responsible for carrying out the following responsibilities:

  • Support the administration of the company’s Sage ERP System.
  • Assist in recording and controlling accounts payable and accounts receivable financial transactions
  • Understand, investigate and respond to accounts queries from internal contacts and departments
  • Liaise with external customers, suppliers and other third parties, predominantly by phone and mail, in order to resolve queries (with suitable authorisation)
  • Raise sales invoices and credit notes
  • Assist the accounts department in working to the appropriate deadlines
  • General administration duties, to include copying / scanning, filing, incoming and outgoing post etc.
  • Other accounting duties that are deemed appropriate by management in accordance with the apprenticeship and personal development
  • Attend AAT workshops and undertake activities as necessary to complete apprenticeship standard in line with agreed objectives and timescales
  • This list is not fully extensive, and the successful applicant may be required to undertake additional responsibilities as deemed appropriate by management.

Personal qualities

The successful applicant will be:

  • Self-motivated with a desire to succeed
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Able to prioritise and work to deadlines and other time pressures
  • Organised and methodical with high levels of attention to detail
  • A good communicator, able to digest and relay information verbally and in writing

Desired qualifications

  • The successful applicant should have achieved at least a grade C/4 in GCSE or equivalent maths and English
  • Any IT qualifications or general IT competence e.g. the use of Microsoft packages will be advantageous

Future prospects

It is hoped that the successful applicant will continue to work on a permanent basis with AICO following completion of the apprenticeship (this will be dependent upon performance throughout the duration of the apprenticeship programme). If it transpires that continued employment with AICO is not the preferred option, the training, experience and qualifications gained throughout the apprenticeship will stand the apprentice in very good stead to gain future employment.

Things to consider

This vacancy is being managed by SBC Training on behalf of this company. By submitting your application, you are consenting to allow SBC Training and AICO to contact you in connection with your application. Your details will not be shared with third parties.

Questions for candidate

  1. Please explain why you think you would be the best choice for the position of Finance Apprentice at AICO.
  2. Please explain why you are interested in Accountancy and outline any experience that you have had.


About the employer

Aico Ltd is a UK market leader in fire and CO detection, pioneering new technologies and offering high quality smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms. All alarms have been designed, developed and manufactured at their factory in Shannon, Ireland ensuring that Aico alarms meet UK standards and offer a wide range of sensor types to ensure every home is protected.


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