AAT Apprentice Finance Assistant.

Wolseley UK Gallows Hill, Warwick

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 2 apprenticeship with Wolseley UK and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT Level 2 qualification.

Apprenticeships > Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship Accountancy

  • GMFJ Reference
    160056
  • Wages
    £9.61 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    18/11/2021
  • Start Date
    14/02/2022

  • Location
    Gallows Hill, Warwick
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Wolseley UK

Description of Opportunity

Our Finance team works at the heart of our business - providing challenge, analysis and insight to all of the individual business units and support functions. This provides opportunities to learn and develop a wide range of skills across a broad range of roles and experiences. We will get you involved in real business tasks and projects, helping you to understand our company and providing you with the support to start your journey as a finance professional.

We will support you as you learn the theory, as well as providing opportunities for the practical application of newly learnt skills, performed under the guidance of some of our expert colleagues.

Placements/roles covered:

Transactional Support

  • Understand and administer the work routines and procedures for Transactional support
  • Identify expired and expiring contracts, liaise with relevant stakeholders to rectify
  • Set up new contracts in our operational systems

Margin Recovery

  • Identify, analyse and resolve margin weaknesses
  • Measure and report business benefit(s) from margin improvement activities

Customer Rebates

  • Administer the workflow relating to the rebate process
  • Evaluate customer rebate proposal
  • Understand how to propose a rebate which is a ‘win’ for both us and our customer

Business Unit Finance

  • Provide support to the Business Unit operational teams
  • Support the WUK businesses to deliver profitable growth
  • Month-end tasks (including journals, review of results and forecasting)

Performance Management and Reporting

  • Understand key financial measures
  • Understand the Wolseley company structure
  • Produce weekly and monthly management reporting

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 160056)

  • Proficient computer skills, especially spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages would be beneficial

  • Good communication skills

  • GCSE Maths/Eng grade C or higher

Foundation Certificate - AAT Level 2

Foundation covers the basic principles of accountancy, and is your starting point if you’ve never studied accountancy before. You’ll learn the basic principles of accountancy, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing and preparing financial statements, as well as how to use accountancy software.


This level is ideal if you’re new to accountancy and finance, have previously worked in an accounts department, or are looking to change your career into accountancy.

To pass this level, you'll be examined on five units (also known as subjects), of which one includes the synoptic assessment. This tests the knowledge you have gained throughout the level, covering multiple (but not all) units. All assessments are computer-based exams (CBE).

The area you will cover include:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software
  • Foundation Synoptic Assessment

The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Accounts/Finance Assistant, this includes, General Business, Ethical Standards, Communication, Attention to Detail and Professionalism. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take End Point Assessment.

The Knowledge areas of the standard will be covered through completion of the AAT qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.


  • An ambitious individual who is looking to start their career within finance.
  • A Self-motivated individual
  • Eager to learn

Opportunity to progress through the Finance team here at Wolseley.

We aim to unlock your potential and equip you with all the skills required to move to the next stage in your career with us. This all starts with your induction where you get to know us and our business and continues with relevant training and development. Our people get benefits including: Pension plan Holiday - 23 days increasing to 25 after 2 years’ service Staff discounts on hundreds of retailers Wellbeing support Onsite parking available

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