Starbucks Emea Ltd

Finance Apprentice with Starbucks EMEA Ltd - Higher (Level 4)

Starbucks Emea Ltd (Employer)

Bpp Professional Education Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £375.00
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, hours TBC
18 months (duration)
1 April 2021(start date)
4 positions available
12 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The finance apprentice will be a member of the EMEA finance team and will gain a strong insight into the workings of a finance function. The apprentice will gain exposure through different rotational opportunities within the EMEA finance team, whilst working in a supported learning environment.


Potential Rotations:

The Accounts Payable role is the gate keeper of our disbursements, goods and services received data. The role will support the team in timely and accurately recording the company’s expenditures whether it be supplier, tax or expenses and to ensure that payments are made in accordance to terms, precise and in an efficient manner consistent with the overall delegation of authority and segregation of duties guidelines and regulations.

The Business Partner role is about embedding financial metrics, control and insights within a highly dynamic business environment. The role will provide the opportunity to produce trend and scenario analysis creating value both to a Starbucks and a License profit and loss accounts. At the same time, you will be able to explore the macroeconomic environment and understand a potential impact to Starbucks’s finance position.

The Collections role is to collect the debt of existing customers and finding resolution of account queries and managing debt recovery for the Starbucks EMEA businesses while also maintaining customer account reconciliations.

The Equity role revolves around Starbucks flagship roastery site situated in Milan, Italy. Here unlike our usual core Starbucks presence, we have a premium café and food offering plus a manufacture facility and merchandise area. This role will provide support to this team to enable delivery of regular and ad-hoc insightful reporting as well as a robust forecast and identification of opportunities to deliver financial performance.

The Financial Accounting and Financial Accounting Siren role work as part of the Financial Accounting Team to assist monthly, quarterly and annual management and financial accounts on a timely and accurate basis in compliance with relevant legal, accounting and tax regulations. Works closely with the local, EMEA & US accounting/finance teams, as well as key stakeholders in varying Starbucks business units.

The FP&A function are the custodians of our regional financial results, financial plans and our business transformation project. The role will support the team in delivering their regional reporting deliverables with accuracy and in timely manner to management of EMEA and the US parent company. This will include understanding variances to plan will commercial insight.

The General Administration (G&A) and Expense management role supports various stakeholders across the business with their department’s expense management. The role provides an insight into the various cost types across the business, with opportunity to ensure efficient use of funds. Tight cost management and visibility is essential as we grow the business and this role will play an important role in supporting this.

Future Prospects

On successful completion of this apprenticeship the candidate will select the team in which they feel their skills are best suited to. There may also be an opportunity to progress onto the Level 7 Accountancy Apprenticeship.

Reality Check

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Skills Required

  • A desire to study for a finance and accounting qualification
  • Enjoys analysis and problem-solving
  • An interest in the financial side of running a business
  • An open forward-thinking mindset
  • A desire to learn in a fast-paced environment
  • A good level of general computer literacy
  • Basic excel skills
  • Leads courageously
  • Strong communication
  • Attention to detail

Qualities Required

  • Willingness to learn - about your apprenticeship, to take these new skills and apply them to your role
  • Motivation - you'll need to motivate yourself to complete your studies and your day to day tasks
  • Passion - for the brand
  • Effective communication

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSEs, including maths and English at A-C/8-4 or equivalent essential
  • 2 A-Levels or a full L3 qualifcation
  • AAT L3 equal or experience in finance or accountancy is desirable

Training Provided

As an Accounting Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Professional Accountancy Taxation Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship. Within the apprenticeship you will undertake the CIMA or ACCA certificate level professional qualification. The apprenticeship will be completed at a BPP centre or via the Online Classroom platform, in addition to at the workplace

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