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Finance Assistant Apprentice

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Date: 22-May-2019

Location: Bracknell, GB

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:28295
Location:Bracknell : 5 Arlington Square (LR_L000101)
Position Category:Apprenticeship
Department:GB108011 : BKL-EMEA SSC GL TEAM (GB108011)
Position Type:Employee Regular
EducationRequired:See Job Description
Experience Required:See Job Description
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Our Finance Apprenticeship training programme has been specially designed to give you wide exposure to all elements of our finance function to not only help you meet the requirements of AAT but also to help further your career in Lloyd’s Register.

Over the course of the two years you will develop a wide-ranging span of knowledge and skills and our dedicated training provider, Kaplan, will be taking you through your professional qualification through the apprenticeship route.

During a period of two years you will gain a core understanding of the fundament key areas of the LR transactional finance function through actively undertaking roles in each of the three core areas for a period of four months in each area.



Year 1: General Ledger Specialist

  • Journal preparation, uploading and posting into JDE
  • Including - Allocations of support function costs, accounting for Fixed Assets, Prepayments & Accruals at month-end
  • Responsible for preparation of balance sheet reconciliations monthly
  • Responsible for overhead analysis and reporting to budget holder
  •  Review and reconcile inter-company charges
  • Developing good working relationships with finance and non-finance colleagues
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles, SSC standards and SLA’s
  • Recognise and communicate potential issues/risks with team
  • Assist with internal and external audit information requests
  • Ensure adherence  to strict matrix approval procedure


Year 2 (6 months): Accounts Payable

• SAP ByD hands on training

• Accurate Invoice Processing – Multi currency, exposure to European invoice languages

• PO and Non- PO process – Best practice adoption of 3-way match

• BYD Exception handling and resolution

• Statement of account reconciliation - to review and investigate differences 

• Ensure all Email queries raised are dealt with promptly and professionally

• Build strong communication skills with stakeholders internal and external

• Assist with new process implementations

• Assist other SSC teams

• Expense processing – Concur

• Credit Card management via Barclays Management spend


Year 2 (6 months): Accounts Receivable

  • Gain a solid understanding of the Account Receivable process and perform tasks including the following;
  • Collect outstanding debt from across the EMEA customer base
  • Liaise with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure customer accounts are fully reconciled
  • Perform account reconciliations and advise on credit and payment allocations
  • Responsible for management of query resolution
  • Reconcile and advise on customer risk assessment and credit analysis
  • Assist with new process implementations


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