Finance Apprentice

Damar Training
£243.75 per week
Expiry Date

Vacancy details for Finance Apprentice

Shield Safety Group and looking for a motivated, ambitious and driven individual to join their team to assist with day-to-day financial processing duties and help the Finance Team monitor and control the company’s finances.


Job Description

Main Duties:

  • Undertake the processing of purchase ledger, sales ledger, and bank receipts/payments for the organisation. Accurate day-to-day inputting of transactions onto the accounting system and the maintenance of financial records including the inputting and completion of postings to meet the strict month end timetable
  • Assist in the preparation of VAT and other statutory returns as required by HMRC prior to the specified dates
  • Maintain and update the fixed assets register
  • Control Account Reconciliations for Debtors/Creditors/Bank/etc
  • Assist with the preparation and review of the monthly management accounts
  • Provide support, advice and information as required for the budget holders
  • Contribute to the continuous process of reviewing and updating Shield Safety Group financial systems and procedures.
  • Assist in the maintenance of Shield Safety Groups financial procedures manual
  • Ad hoc analysis to support the Finance Manager in controlling and monitoring the Company’s financial performance
  • Be responsible for maintaining and updating filing systems and undertaking ad hoc archiving duties
  • Ensure all transactions and stored information is compliant with the Data Protection Laws
  • Contribute to delivery and achievement of company key performance indicators

The duties and responsibilities in this role profile are not exhaustive. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties that may be required from time to time within the general scope of the post. Any such duties should not substantially change the general character of the post.


Shield Safety Group - Employer

Shield Safety Group is a leading provider of Food, Fire and Health & Safety Software as a Service (SaaS), supported by consultancy services delivered by the UK’s largest team of Environmental Health Practitioners. Based in Manchester’s unique Northern Quarter, Shield Safety believes in making safety simple for every business in the UK.



  • Minimum of five GCSE’s at Grade A-C or 9-4 including Maths and English
  • Basic knowledge of finance processes and systems or an AAT Level 2 qualification would be an advantage
  • Ability to work under own initiative to broad agreed deadlines.

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work across all levels of the organisation

  • Good organisational and time management skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Computer literate with good IT Skills

  • Understanding of the importance of customer services and teamwork

  • Basic knowledge of Windows Office software applications

  • Hardworking, motivated and confident

  • Strong attention to detail

  • A quick learner with an openness to new ideas

  • Team player

  • Enthusiastic and approachable

  • An awareness of confidentiality issues



Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)