Finance Planning and Analysis Apprentice

  • Konica Minolta
  • Basildon, Essex
  • £21000 per annum

Are you looking to build a long-term career in finance? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 3 Finance Data Technician apprenticeship with Konica Minolta and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the finance data qualification.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £21,000 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    18 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Business & Administration
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Data technician (ST0795)
  • Employer
    Konica Minolta


The objective of this role is to support on the generation, interpretation and presentation of all plans, budgets and forecasts for Konica Minolta Business Solutions UK. This role has arisen as part of a strategy to align resource to planning, forecasting and budgeting. Historically, Finance and Customer Operations resource has been predominantly focussed on reporting of monthly results. There is a desire to shift focus to forward-looking projections of future business performance which we can influence and shape, unlike historical reported results.

Alignment to / with the Finance Business Partner Team.


  • Support Senior FPandA Manager on successful completion and submission of - a. Annual Mid-Term Plan (MTP) b. Annual Operating Plan (AOP) c. Monthly Revised Forecast (RF) This support involves collation of budget and forecast datasets, analysis of these datasets to determine trends and alignment with Konica Minolta strategic objectives.
  • Complete and distribute monthly performance reporting (regular and ad-hoc)
  • Support Senior FPandA Manager on governance of key finance master data through collaboration with colleagues in Operational Finance, Finance Business Partnering and Category Managers.
  • Ad hoc analysis.
  • Identify opportunities to simplify existing systems, processes and methodologies and work with Senior FPandA Manager to implement improvements.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on (Ref ID: 246222)

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  • Passion or interest in basic accounting principles.
  • Passion or interest in business performance reporting.
  • Experience of data handling.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint skills


  • Previous experience in an operational finance role.
  • Previous experience of working in technology sector.
  • Previous experience of working as part of a global organisation with geographically disparate colleagues.
  • Previous experience of Microsoft Power BI or similar dashboarding technologies (ie. Qlikview, Tableau)

  • 4 GCSE’s Level 9-4 (or equivalent), including Maths.

Finance Data Technician Apprenticeship Level 3.

Data is at the heart of accounting, and therefore data analysis can help accountants deliver more value to businesses. Accounting involves data from various sources and sometimes there aren’t dedicated resources to support working on the data, ready to be used by the accounting team.

The Data Technician apprenticeship programme integrates eight modules of technical training with work based projects. This ensures that learning and skills are directly applied to the apprentice’s role, and maximises the time used as part of off-the-job training. For each module, learners benefit from attending small, scheduled Live Online classes taught by a subject matter specialist.

The units include:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate.
  • Data Literacy.
  • Bookkeeping.
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation with Excel.
  • Final Accounts Preparation (FAPR).
  • Databases and Data Modelling.
  • Data Challenge workshop.
  • Indirect Tax (IDRX).

For each module, learners benefit from attending small, scheduled Live Online classes taught by a subject matter specialist, combined with additional online learning that can be completed at their own pace. Each of our live classes are interactive and involve lots of practical discussion, giving learners quality time both with tutors and industry peers to spark new ideas and get new perspectives. Learners get practical lab time to hone their skills and learn from each other, as well as their tutor.

An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate 20% of your time towards it.

  • A team player who is eager to support colleagues across Finance and Customer Operations to achieve shared business outcomes.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others through effective verbal and written communication.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact with senior stakeholders.
  • Growth mindset: Set context and empower people to experiment and unlock opportunities for growth.
  • Working Digitally: Insist on sufficient data and insights that move us to action.
  • Collaboration: Seeks expertise in others, holding self and others accountable for performance and growth.
  • Adaptability: Scans the environment constantly and adapts plans with pace.
  • Business Thinking: Connects internal and external data to unlock capacity to decide and act quickly.
  • Embracing Diversity: Seeks difference in forming own decisions, challenging own and others biases to unlock mindsets for change.
  • Innovation: Drives idea generation, sharing and shaping an agile swift move to action.
  • Customer Centricity Builds trust and respect in Konica Minolta, through open and honest relationships.
Career pathways within financial planning commercial team.


  • 26 days holiday, plus bank holidays, and the option to purchase more days if needed.
  • Training and support with our UK based training academy.
  • Access to some amazing learning tools, including a license with award winning learning content provider Cornerstone Anytime, as well as a range of courses - everything you need to help you develop your career pathway and meet your ambitions.
  • Life assurance options.
  • A generous pension plan, invest your contributions to maximise your pension pot.
  • Discounts on activities, technology and restaurants.
  • An independent employee assistance programme for all employees and their immediate family, giving 24/7 access to experts in health & wellbeing.
  • Free eye test voucher.
  • An extra paid day off to dedicate to volunteer projects.
  • An extra paid day off to focus on your mental health.

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