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Cash Allocation Apprentice

£12051 - £16068 Per Annum
MacFarlane Group

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Cash Allocation Assistant (Apprentice)
Apprentice entry-level role, Basic Annual Salary £12,051-£16,068
(Depending on age in line with national minimum wage) plus company benefits
Sector: Packaging distribution

The Company
Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to hire an apprentice to help support our credit control/finance team based in Head Office. As a business, we are passionate about providing fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions augmented by outstanding customer service. As a Group we are continuing to grow significantly and always keen to attract fresh talent to our business.

Cash Allocation Assistant Apprentice Role & Responsibilities

  • Prompt and efficient allocation of receipts against invoices in line with remittance advices received / customer instructions.
  • Accurate posting of payments from customers – Bank Transfers/ Cheque/ Credit card/ Online (Sage Pay / PayPal) payments
  • Opening of post and printing remittances on a daily basis from incoming emails.
  • Coding of remittances and cheques.
  • Printing and filing of journal batches / work completed.
  • Regular review of unallocated cash / unidentified cash – contact customers by phone to request remittance information where necessary.
  • Liaising with Credit Controllers regarding queries with remittances and unallocated cash.
  • Processing refund requests.
  • Any other duties as defined by the Credit Control Manager

Do you have the correct profile?
The ideal candidate must be an organised individual, with good attention to detail and able to work under pressure at peak times e.g. daily deadlines and month end. The candidate should also possess good communication skills, be able to resolve allocation queries efficiently and be comfortable working within a small team environment. We welcome your application if you are seeking an opportunity to join a large corporate business that can provide a structured career path and training. It would also help if a career within finance/credit control is something that may interest you. Some previous office based/administration experience would certainly be advantageous. With being an apprenticeship contract, you must be happy to commit to a 12-18 month (approx.) learning plan. Applicants will have GCSE grades Maths & English A-C level, or in the absence of this, a willingness to sit a functional-skills exam in order to gain level 2 qualification in the missing subject(s)

The Package
In return we offer a competitive basic starting salary combined with flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

How to apply/next steps
This is a genuinely urgent appointment whereby we are seeking someone to commence ASAP. Local interviews shall therefore be arranged swiftly for shortlisted candidates. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. Please note that all shortlisted candidates can expect to hear back from us within five working days of making their application. If you do not therefore hear back within that timeframe, please assume that your application has not been successful on this particular occasion.


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