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Lubrizol Finance and Accounting Apprentice in Hazelwood, United Kingdom

Finance and Accounting Apprentice

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.

Finance and Accounting Apprentice

Circa £15,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience

Excellent benefits package including 25 days holiday and company pension scheme

Based at Hazelwood, near Belper, Derbyshire

Would you like to learn new skills with a Level 3 and 4 Apprenticeship and gain valuable AAT qualifications whilst working as part of a successful European Finance team?

Lubrizol have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Apprentice to join the UK Finance team for a 3- year programme, providing support to finance professionals and the wider business. We offer a comprehensive training package and you will work towards completion of a professional accountancy qualification, all whilst earning as you learn!

The role:

You will provide support to the Management and Financial Accounting teams, using industry recognised accounting software and IT applications for data input, retrieval and analysis. You will develop technical and business knowledge to build a solid foundation for your future career in finance. You will be given the opportunity to train at a level that matches your technical experience as you progress through the AAT qualification. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate good attention to detail and have a flexible approach to their work.

What you will be doing:

  • Accounts Payable support: supplier invoice entry, query resolution and payments

  • Travel and expense claim processing

  • Journal entry and account reconciliations

  • Data analysis and commentary

  • Involvement in annual budget process

  • Organising data and information following established procedures

  • Contributing to work plans, seeking process improvements

  • Assisting in the co-ordination of the day to day office operation

  • Arranging meetings through Microsoft Outlook

  • Attending regular department meetings

  • Taking accountability for your role within the team

  • Managing concurrent activities and projects effectively to meet tight deadlines

Who we are looking for:

  • Eagerness to learn and develop in different parts of finance

  • Be comfortable with and interested in working with numbers

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including telephone skills

  • Accurate data entry skills and keen attention to detail

  • Good general organisational skills, including planning and prioritisation

  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • You must have or be on track to achieve 3 A-levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above, one of which must be in Maths, Accounting, Finance, Business studies or Economics

  • Have a minimum of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths and English

Please note, Lubrizol Hazelwood (near Belper) is located in a rural setting with no regular bus service to site, therefore you will require your own transport.

What we can offer you:

A competitive salary of circa £15,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience, plus an excellent benefits package including 25 days holiday and generous company pension scheme.

You’ll also gain valuable AAT qualifications and experience that will set you up for a successful career in Finance. You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities. We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.

We are partnering with Learning Unlimited at to deliver the apprenticeship training. Applications will be shared with Learning Unlimited, and you may be contacted by Learning Unlimited directly to progress your application.

The European marketing and technical centre Lubrizol Hazelwood supports an extensive range of clients and Original Equipment Manufacturers across the globe.

The Hazelwood site is located in a rural setting around 8 miles from Derby City at centre. With a vibrant and constantly growing list of things to do and see, the city offers something to suit all tastes. Be it lively nights out, a thriving live music scene (Derby recently won the title of ‘the city of festivals!’) an abundance of shops and restaurants, or indeed, getting involved in sports at the Ipro Arena, or the newly opened Velodrome, the choice is endless. If you prefer more peaceful surroundings the beautiful Peak District at is right on the doorstep, offering amazing scenery, idyllic country pubs, and fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts.

There is something for everyone who lives and work here……

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