Job title: Financial Management Graduate Trainee
£23,111 with progression up to £30,756 as trainees progress through the qualification
Number of vacancies: One
Application closing date: 7 December 2018
Starting date: ASAP
About the organisation
LGSS is a shared service collaboration between Cambridgeshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Milton Keynes Council. It was established by the two county councils in October 2010 with Milton Keynes joining in April 2016. LGSS has a wide scope and includes: finance and HR business partners, integrated finance services – treasury, VAT, schools finance, local government strategic finance and schools finance, HR policy and strategy, learning and development, pensions, audit, revenues and benefits, accounts payable, debt recovery and income, financial assessments, payroll, procurement, insurance, business systems and IT as well as LGSS’s own business planning and finance function.
Financial management trainees
Finance sits at the heart of all local authorities. Financial management (FM) is one of the major drivers within councils and finance colleagues are one of the key components to any authority’s success. It is therefore essential that all FM trainees acquire the necessary knowledge and skills during their time in the scheme, and it is fundamental that they receive support, guidance and opportunities to utilise and develop this knowledge and skills.
New Entry (graduates)
The New Entry Scheme is a three to four year programme, designed for those who want an apprenticeship post with LGSS. FM trainees follow a programme in which they study for membership of CIPFA. The programme is designed to provide trainees with a thorough grounding in all aspects of public finance and enhance their capability within their role. Scheme participants will gain a professional qualification that will enhance their career prospects.
Minimum entry requirements
Applications are welcomed from those who are just about to graduate or did so years ago, as well as those who can demonstrate equivalent academic ability and experience. The opportunity is open to all ages and backgrounds.
W/C 7 January 2019.
How to apply
Please send your CV to Becky.Frost@penna.com.