Catapult Apprentice

Management Accountant Apprentice

Location: London
Job type: Apprenticeship (18 months)
Salary: £20,000


The new Connected Places Catapult accelerates smarter living and travelling in and between the places of tomorrow. We focus on growing businesses with innovations in mobility services and the built environment that enable new levels of physical, digital and social connectedness. The Connected Places Catapult operates at the intersection between public and private sectors and between local government and transport authorities.

Reporting into the Group Management Accountant, this role will provide you with the opportunity to gain an understanding of good business practice and finance systems, to develop month-end reconciliation and business reporting skills, and provide you with exposure to a unique and vibrant organisation. You will also be required to work closely with other teams in the business to achieve key business objectives.

A typical day

  • Gaining knowledge of accounting fundamentals, terminology and impact on reporting
  • Developing an understanding of finance processes and controls including construction of monthly Balance Sheet and P&L for the group, reconciliations and cash flow management
  • Assistance with monthly management accounts preparation to monitor financial performance and exposure to annual budget setting processes
  • Development of enhanced reporting across the business to inform decision makers, including design of new reports to be presented to senior management and Board
  • Experience in scenario planning and sensitivity analysis on forecasts to assess the impact of management decisions and business risks
  • Practical use of Financial Accounting systems and reporting tools
  • Exposure to project accounting and grant funding requirements
  • Other duties as may be required

You must have

  • Five GCSE grades C – A* (4-9) or equivalent, including English and Maths
  • B or 5 at GCSE Maths
  • Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC or equivalent)

Skills needed

  • Communication
  • Organisation
  • Problem-solving


Desirable Knowledge & Experience:
  • Attention to detail
  • Good excel skills
  • Proactive and enthusiastic
  • An interest in working in a Finance department within a fast-changing organisation
  • Relevant work experience in a Finance department or office-based role