Apprentice Finance Accountant


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


£12,997 Year 1, £16,583 Year 2

Closing Date

08/03/2021 12:00

About the Role

As part of our continuous investment into early careers, we are very excited to be looking for the next generation of talent  and are recruiting a new apprenticeship role within our Finance team.

Offering a great alternative to college or university, this opportunity is perfect for someone looking to kick-start their career in finance, without the need for a university degree.

Working in partnership with external training partners, the apprenticeship programme will deliver high quality learning and development to the successful candidate. The apprenticeship programme will see you working within Commercial Finance, supporting the team through the provision of relevant, timely and accurate information and consistently challenging the business on costs and process efficiency, thereby driving profitability throughout the business. As part of your studies, you will be working towards a recognised CIMA qualification.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and production of daily/weekly/monthly KPI & Sales Reports issued to the business including commentary as appropriate
  • Support with month end routines including commentary, analysis, accruals, prepayments & reconciliation
  • Build and maintain key relationships, acting as the point of contact for budget holders
  • Responsible for the production of performance reviews including analysis and commentary
  • Proactively challenging the business, identifying potential risks and opportunities to budget
  • Support with Ad hoc project work and analysis as required 
  • Embark on studying CIMA foundation level.

About You

  • 3 A-Level grades A-C or equivalent qualification (predicted grades considered) 
  • Minimum 5 GCSE grades A-C / 9 – 5 including a B / 6 in Maths and English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate confidently at different levels
  • Able to work independently, and manage own workload
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Inquisitive and Analytical
  • Great organisational skills
  • Commercially focussed

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About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.
Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.