UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT YEAR IN INDUSTRY | Finance Assistant
Have you ever wondered how the discount retailers manage to stock the well known brands at a bargain price? How the online prices can differ so much to the same product available in stores?
In the lively and competitive FMCG arena, Pricecheck has long established relationships with many brand owners and major suppliers, sourcing world famous brands which we then sell and distribute to a range of different outlets. We understand business – we buy and sell quality products, whilst appreciating the market and getting to know exactly what our customers want. This simple and driven approach has seen us develop trade in 82 countries and we continue to explore new categories, markets, services and territories.
And we’re getting it right too – we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and have recently been named in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 and in the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain in 2018 and again in 2019.
We supply thousands of product lines across all FMCG categories – we never know where our next partnership will take us, making for a fast paced, diverse and exciting place to work. As Pricecheck continues to grow, so do our employees and we’re on the lookout for undergraduate students to join our finance team for their year in industry.
What you’ll be doing
Reporting into the Financial Controller, you will be central in the day to day smooth running of finance related administration. You will carry out multiple roles in rotation during your placement year to ensure full exposure to the finance function and variety of task. These activities may include sales order entry and invoicing, cash management and collating information to help complete management accounts. You will assist in the preparation and production of export documentation and seek out better ways of doing things, whilst learning from those around you and becoming a central and invaluable member of the team.
Additionally, you may also work alongside the Buying team to be their financial and administrative support. Using our bespoke systems, you will be creating, updating and maintaining product records to provide an accurate representation of the stock we hold. You will get to know the stock inside out – from accurate purchase order entry, stock photography, product analysis and descriptions. You will also be liaising with other departments throughout the organisation to facilitate sample coordination, enquiring into new product arrivals and overseeing quality control, gaining an appreciation that finance is much more than just calculators and number crunching.
Given that our placements are 15 months long, you will be learning the ropes from our current placement students, and then becoming the mentors and passing on your knowledge and experience to the students who then follow on from you in the next placement year.
How you’ll do it
Following an in depth induction where you will spend time with all areas of the business, you will be working with our existing placement students and the wider team in getting to know our systems, processes, products and industry as part of your on the job training. Given how varied all the roles are, you will thrive in a dynamic and ever changing environment, be a natural multi-tasker and be motivated by seeing all the pieces of the puzzle coming together.
What we’re looking for
With so much going on, you need to be sharp, smart with an eagerness to learn – we ask that you be studying towards a business related degree with strong A levels (or the associated equivalent). However, we look for more than just academic achievements of our team. Show us that you have entrepreneurial spirit, an interest in trading and enthusiasm for working - we would love to hear more from you.
You will be a confident communicator and work with clarity, with the tenacity to see activity through to completion. You will be an organised and logical thinker, operating at pace and under pressure, whilst not sacrificing quality and accuracy. You will see the importance of attention to detail, yet awareness for the bigger picture and keen to understand how business works in practice.
As we trade internationally, we’re keen to hear from people who have language skills or experience of living and working overseas but these are not essential.
What you need to knowSalary and benefits :
£15,100 plus enrolment into our Westfield Health scheme, paid holidays and staff discount.Location :
Sheffield, South Yorkshire – candidates must live within a commutable distance.Eligibility :
Applications will only be considered from candidates who are authorised to work for any UK employer.Vacancy type :
Full time, starting 1st June 2020 and to conclude in September 2021Closing date :
27th March 2020
How to apply
Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com.