Accountancy Apprentice

Centrick Property
October 14, 2020
Centrick, Birmingham
Job Type


About Employer:

We are a company of knowledgeable industry experts with a joined up approach to all aspects of residential property. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, helping us to adapt to the ever-changing market.

We provide residential property services across the UK, with offices in Birmingham, Nottingham, Solihull and London.

In 2005, we set out to nurture a residential property business with the most talented and knowledgeable people in the region, who would go the extra mile for clients. Today, with more than 130 members of staff, managing over £1.5 billion in client assets and 10,000+ properties across the UK, we build trusted relationships with our clients and deliver the best possible service. We also make sure that we have a team of smart, motivated individuals who enjoy coming to work every single day.

Vacancy Description:

As Finance Assistant, you will be working alongside of an existing team of 3, reporting directly to the Management Accountant.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Processing both sales and purchase invoices onto our accounting system (Sage)
  • Archiving of invoices to maintain proper accounting records
  • Liasing with suppliers regarding invoice queries
  • Performing supplier statement reconciliations and ensuring suppliers are paid within the company’s payment terms
  • Ensure authorisation procedures for puchase invoices are followed
  • Process purchase order requests from throughout the business
  • Place purchase orders for office equipment, stationery and refreshments
  • Distributing post received into the finance department to the appropriate individuals
  • Processing payments and receipts into company bank accounts


Benefits Offered:

  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Reward scheme in place
  • Facilities on site – serviced Office
  • Allocated time to work on Apprenticeship programme
  • Internal mentoring and training offered

Skills Required:

  • Good keyboard skills
  • Good communication skills
  • To be able to work effectively under pressure
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Good organisational skills
  • Efficient on MS programmes including: Word, Excel PowerPoint

Personal Qualities:

  • Hard working
  • Organised
  • Creative
  • Team Player
  • Willing to learn
  • Friendly
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Well-presented and professional

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

GCSE A* to C in English and Maths – Essential

Business Studies and/or Finance at GCSE / A Level / BTEC -  Preferred

Some administration experience -  Preferred

Knowledge of MS Office, including Word and Excel - Essential

Great communication skills - Essential

Training and Qualifications Delivered:

Level 2 Accounts / Finance Assistant or  Level 3 Assistant Accountant

Working Week and Salary:

Monday - Friday, 6 hours per day with 30 minute lunch

(Start and finish times can be agreed)

Total hours per week: 30

Wage per hour - £4.50

£50 per month bonus based on completing project work.

Weekly wage - £135

Good location, in Birmingham City Centre. Near the train station

Future Prospects:

This is an apprenticeship position with the opportunity of progression if you prove to be a valuable member of the team. Opportunity for pay increments based on performance indicators during the apprenticeship

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