Finance Graduate Trainee
Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is based, will be relocating to Woking in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030.
£27,641 to £35,382 with progression linked to exams
Number of vacancies:
Application closing date:
29 March 2020
Week commencing 27 April 2020
About the organisation
It’s a great time to join us - with an exciting Financial Improvement Programme in place, a new Community Vision for Surrey and an Organisational Strategy, we’ve made huge strides over the past year, stabilising our finances and developing a transformation programme that will fundamentally change the way we work, for the benefit of Surrey residents.
We have an ambitious Finance Improvement Programme to ensure we have the right financial capability, systems and processes for the future. Key to this is the Finance Academy, a range of learning and development tools equipping finance staff and managers across the organisation with the skills to realise our goal of excellent financial management.
Targeted at graduates who are forward thinking, influential and want to make a difference for the benefit of communities, the Finance Trainee programme at Surrey County Council provides you with a breadth of practical experience and support to study for a professional accountancy qualification, enabling you to develop into a senior leader of the future.
During your training programme you will be given opportunities to experience a range of work covering every aspect of financial management.
Our expectations are that you will:
- participate in the budget planning and financial processes for directorates and services
- be involved in the annual budget setting and closure of accounts processes
- use analytical skills and techniques to interpret financial and non-financial data to inform decision making
- contribute to the development of financial systems, processes and data quality
- provide support, advice and challenge to managers and staff across the organisation
- volunteer to participate in projects and working groups and share learning experiences
- be an active contributor to activities of the Finance team and the continuous improvement of financial management capabilities across the council.
Minimum entry requirements
2:1 undergraduate degree in any discipline or demonstration of academic ability up to the standard of a 2:1 undergraduate degree. A – C GCSE in Maths and English.
Week commencing 27 April 2020.
Cath Edwards: email@example.com
How to apply
Please visit the Surrey County Council website