Job title: Graduate Trainee Business Support Accountant -Post no S4103
Location: Council Offices, Hailsham
Salary: £20,031 to £23,997 p.a.
Number of vacancies: One
Application closing date: 6th September 2017
Interview/assessment dates: 14 September 2017
Starting date: To be agreed
About the organisation
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.
Wealden is a large rural district council located in a stunning area of the South East of England reaching from the south coast either side of Eastbourne and the South Downs National Park up to the High Weald and Ashdown Forest along the borders of Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead in the north.
We will support 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. We plan to access the CIPFA Level 7 Professional Accountancy qualification through an Apprenticeship Standard route, provided CIPFA achieve the relevant accreditation. However, we will sponsor this qualification outside of the apprenticeship route if this is not possible.
To provide financial business support in a developing trainee role, including assisting in the production of management accounts, budgets and the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy, final accounts, revenue and capital costings, getting involved in projects across the organisation.
To train to achieve the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy professional qualification, ideally accessed through the Level 7 Professional Accountant Apprenticeship Standard.
Minimum entry requirements
At least a 2:2 degree in any subject
• Support to study for the CIPFA professional qualification, with the payment of course fees, day release to attend college and leave to study for exams.
• An excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership.
• On completion of training and achievement of the relevant milestones, this post will be eligible for appointment to the permanent position of Business Support Accountant with a salary range in excess of £30,000.
14 September 2017
How to apply
All applicants must complete an application form. CV's will not be accepted. The attached link provides access to the application forms, job adverts, job description and person specification
Susie Allen, Principal Accountant, tel 01323 443233, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gillian Taberner, Finance Manager, tel 01323 443231, email: email@example.com