Accounts Assistant Apprentice

The Role 

The finance team are the gatekeepers of data (and cash) here at BEAUTY BAY,  We work closely with the rest of the business to ensure that when it comes to financial performance, the right commercial decisions can be made.  More than just numbers and spreadsheets, the finance team reaches and touches everything we do here at BEAUTY BAY helping stakeholders by delivering, accurate, relevant reporting and insightful analysis and interpretation of the data we present.  As an apprentice at BEAUTY BAY, you will receive exposure to tasks on the sales and purchase ledgers, fixed assets and trial balance. 


The Company 

Created in 1999 Beauty Bay is the largest pure-play online retailer within the Luxury Beauty Industry (trading solely online). Situated a short distance from Media City, Manchester, the company’s ambitions are huge. We offer the chance to be part of something unique, something different and above all, something exciting in return for hard word and dedication. 




  • Support the finance team with general day to day activities
  • Check and process supplier invoices and credits
  • Identify, log and resolve queries with suppliers
  • Pro-actively manage blockages due to receipt issues
  • Reconcile supplier statements and ensure queries are dealt with promptly
  • Communicate with internal and external teams to ensure there is no brake in the supplier chain
  • Assist with the weekly payment run
  • Allocate cash on ledgers and resolve accounts with debit balances
  • Reconcile GRNI transactions 
  • Process expense claims
  • Sales and debtor analysis
  • Multicurrency cash and bank reconciliations
  • Assist the management accounts function with month end close routines
  • Trial balance reconciliations.
  • Ad hoc finance tasks


Person specification: 
  • A positive team-player
  • A passion for all things finance
  • Adaptable with a thirst for knowledge and willingness to learn
  • Takes pride in attention to detail
  • Asks questions to understand the culture of the business and procedures
  • Efficient organisationalskills with an ability to priorities 
  • Excellent communication skills

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