Wealden District Council is looking to train you to be the next generation of public sector financial manager.
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) professional qualification can take you as high and as far as you want to go, as fast as you like. With built-in leadership training you can quickly scale the heights of any organisation and make a real and lasting difference.
- We are looking for a graduate trainee who will have a positive, professional and enthusiastic attitude.
- You will need a strong attention to detail, with the ability to plan and prioritise a busy workload, and have aspirations to be a future leader within the organisation.
What will you be doing?
- You will have the opportunity to use your new skills by assisting in the production of management accounts, budgets, the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy, revenue and capital costings, reconciliations and getting involved in projects across the organisation.
- Train to achieve the CIPFA professional qualification, ideally accessed through the Level 7 Professional Accountant Apprenticeship Standard.
What do we offer?
- Working for a respected, forward-thinking local authority that places strong financial management at the heart of everything we do
- Support for you to study for the CIPFA professional qualification, with the payment of course fees, day release to attend college and leave to study for exams. More information on the qualification is available here.
- On completion of your training and achievement of the relevant workplace milestones, you will be eligible to apply for a substantive post, similar to a Business Support Accountant with a salary range in excess of £32,000 p.a.
- Excellent salary and employee benefits scheme. *This post is a career grade post with bars to progression dependent upon reaching qualification and work experience milestones.
What do you need?
- A degree and the ability to demonstrate that you have some knowledge and interest in working in a financial environment and an interest in Local Government
- The ability to analyse information
- ICT skills
- A commitment to personal and professional development
Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment. We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the majority of our staff are continuing to work from home at present. Therefore, if you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact us via email where possible at firstname.lastname@example.org