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Knowsley Council

Knowsley Council, Graduate Finance Officer

Job details

Organisation: Local government
Job title:
Graduate Finance Officer
: Knowlsey
Application closing date: 03/01/2022

Knowsley is a local authority responsible for a range of vital services for people and businesses in defined areas. We cover a range of service areas including social care, highways, planning, waste collection, licensing and registrar services.

Knowsley Council is one of six location authorities that make up the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Halton Council, Knowsley Council, Liverpool Council, St Helens Council, Sefton Council and Wirral Council).

The post holder will be part of a team providing financial management services to clients. The role will include supporting core financial processes such as budget preparation, budget monitoring, and closure of accounts.


The council is currently moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required. You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) which involves the council and you paying contributions to build up your pension benefits in the Merseyside Pension Fund. We have a flexi time system in place.

Minimum entry requirements

AAT qualified (or relevant equivalent) or currently studying towards CCAB qualification or relevant university degree. While preference will be given to candidates with the above qualification, in exceptional circumstances candidates who can instead demonstrate extensive relevant experience and at least one year of proven performance in a relevant local government finance role may be considered.

Interview/assessment dates

January 2022.

How to apply

Go to the council website to apply.

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