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CIMA Trainee Accountant Apprenticeship

  • Matalan
  • Liverpool , Knowsley
  • £24332 per annum

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Finance? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 7 apprenticeship with Matalan Retail Ltd and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the CIMA qualification. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience including assisting in the preparation of annual budgets and production of month-end and management accounts.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £24,332 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    36 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Higher Level 7
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Accountancy or taxation professional (ST0001)
  • Employer


As a Trainee accountant, you’ll work within the Finance team supporting through the provision of relevant, timely and accurate information, consistently challenging the business on costs and process efficiency, thereby driving profitability throughout the business. Working alongside a group of both part and fully qualified accountants, you will be given an opportunity to take responsibility very early on in your career. Key Responsibilities -

  • Responsible for proactively building key relationships and acting as a business partner to several areas across the business, ensuring that there is transparency and a thorough understanding of the cost base​
  • Month end routines including commentary, analysis, accruals, prepayments & reconciliation for your areas of responsibility​ Point of contact for budget holders​
  • Input into the financial planning of the business, primarily through the production of weekly short-term rolling forecasts and biannual budgets​ Production of performance reviews including analysis and commentary, always with the stakeholder needs in mind​
  • Proactively challenging the business, identifying potential risks and opportunities to budget​ Ad hoc project work and analysis as required
  • CIMA study​

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on kaplan.recruitment@kaplan.co.uk (Ref ID: 251453)

Company website : www.matalan.jobs

  • Graduate. Minimum of 2:1 degree classification, academically strong and highly numerate
  • Retail work experience would be advantageous​ Commercially focused
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • 2.1 degree or above in Accounting, Economics or Maths

CIMA Level 7

CIMA is split into Certificate, a standalone ‘beginner’ qualification, and Professional, which is split into three levels: Operational, Management, and Strategic.

The Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) is your starting point if you’re new to accountancy. You’ll learn the fundamentals of business economics, financial accounting, management accounting, and ethical considerations of commercial activity.

The areas you will cover include:

  • Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

Professional Level - The professional levels are each made up of three Objective Test subjects and one Case Study. You must pass all three Objective Tests before moving onto the Case Study, which tests what you’ve learned overall in the level.

CIMA Operational teaches you about organisational management, costs and analysis used in production, and financial reporting and taxation.

  • The areas you will cover include:
  • Managing Finance in a Digital World
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Integrated Case Study

CIMA Management equips you with the skills to perform advanced management accounting and advanced financial reporting tasks. You’ll learn how to manage companies, from internal and external contexts.

  • The areas you will cover include:
  • Managing Performance
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Integrated Case Study

CIMA Strategic develops your leadership and strategic management abilities, and teaches you about risk management and financial strategy.

  • The areas you will cover include:
  • Strategic Management
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Strategy
  • Case Study

An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate time to off the job training, as well as completing knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with your apprenticeship.

  • Ability to work independently and manage own workload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Self-motivated and committed to developing your skills

Promotion to management upon successful completion of CIMA qualification

Benefits include:

  • 20% staff discount, which increases with length of service
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Thrive Recognition Scheme
  • Wellbeing support provided by the Retail Trust
  • Life Assurance
  • Retail Rewards platform offering discounts for other retailers
  • Pension Scheme
  • Access to a wide range of career development

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