Financial Management/ Internal Audit Associate
£23 - £31k, with progression linked to exam and work performance
Number of vacancies:
Five - six across both streams
Application closing date:
27 January 2020
- Assessment Centre – 14 February 2020
- Final interviews – late February 2020
About the organisation
Cambridgeshire County Council is an upper tier local authority providing a wide range of public services including transport, highways, schools, library and learning services, registration services, social care, recycling and waste management to the 650,000 people of Cambridgeshire. The council spends £900m per annum and has stewardship of assets worth £2bn. It is a foundling partner of LGSS, one of the largest shared service ventures in the UK.
Cambridgeshire County Council's graduate programme has been running for over 30 years, and there is a culture of supporting existing employees to grow and develop. There are employees at various levels in the organisations who have passed through the scheme.
As the challenges in public finance continue, the opportunities available to, and the need to invest in talented individuals with the potential to develop and achieve will only increase.
Successful applicants will enter either the Financial Management stream or the Internal Audit stream, both based in Cambridgeshire.
Financial Management stream
Over a three-year period, you will undertake placements in service finance, corporate finance and internal audit, on a 12-month rotation cycle. Each placement will provide you with a varied mix of day-to-day work and key projects, supporting the needs of your CIPFA studies and your development as a public sector finance professional. Opportunities include:
- supporting a selection of budget managers, providing professional financial advice to maximise their service delivery
- supporting services through budget setting and monitoring, and advising on resource allocation and savings proposals
- gaining a knowledge of technical accounting and working across Public Sector organisations
- developing, completing and reporting on your own Internal Audit assignments to analyse and improve the Council’s control environment.
Internal Audit stream
Trainees will remain based in the audit team, supporting the service in providing independent assurance on the effectiveness of the organisation’s risk management, governance and internal control processes. You will work closely with management to recommend and agree improvements to systems based on your own work, which will include a wide range of assignments across financial audit, contract audit, project management, IT audit and work in social care and fraud investigations. You will also have opportunities to specialise and to work outside of your primary client base, expanding your skillset by undertaking audit work across our audit clients including schools as well as county, district and city councils.
Minimum entry requirements
- 2:1 undergraduate degree in any discipline
- 3 Bs (300 UCAS points) at A-Level (or equivalent qualification)
- A* - C in Mathematics and English Language at GCSE (or equivalent qualification).
We will also consider offers from those able to demonstrate academic ability up to the standard of a 2:1 undergraduate degree.
Assessment Centre – 14 February 2020
Final interviews – late February 2020
How to apply
Apply online on the PublicSectorJobsEast website.
Contact Rebecca Bartrum for more information.