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Trainee Accountant

  • Employer: Adur & Worthing Councils
  • Reference: DRD/23/231511
  • Published: Mon 06/03/2023, 16:22 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/04/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting from £22,369 to £32,020 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Worthing Town Hall, West Sussex

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Trainee Accountant

Trainee Accountant

Post No: 42694

Salary: Starting from £22,369 to £32,020 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)

Grade: Grade 3 to Grade 5

Grade 3 salary for graduates or AAT 3/4 with limited or no relevant experience.

Grade 4 salary for AAT 3/4 or part qualified accountants with at least 1 year’s local government accounting experience.

Grade 5 at final stages of CIPFA training.

Hours: 37 per hours per week

Place of Work: Worthing Town Hall

Closing date: 2nd April 2023

The Council is offering an opportunity for you to train to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.  The successful applicant must be committed to studying for the CIPFA professional qualification and becoming an active member of our busy accounting team.  

Subject to exam passes and achieved performance, there will be the possibility of career progression to a qualified accountant grade.

Candidates should either be graduates, AAT level 3 or 4 qualified, or part CIPFA qualified. We may offer a grade 4 salary if you have appropriate experience and skills to allow you to take on more responsibility and to work more independently.

The post holder will be given the opportunity to develop a wide range of financial skills. The duties of the post will include:

  • inputting information into the Financial Management System, raising and working on spreadsheets, working with both Microsoft and Google. 
  • preparation of the Revenue Budgets for specified services
  • production of regular financial monitoring reports to members and services
  • preparation of the final accounts of specified services
  • reconciliation of assigned control accounts
  • production of information as specified in Freedom of Information requests
  • administration of the team
  • provision of cover for the Treasury Management team as required

If this sounds like the role for you, we look forward to receiving your application form!

Staff are our most important asset and we therefore have a benefit package which reflects our continuing commitment to our employees.  This includes:

  • Generous leave entitlement; a minimum of 25 days + Bank Holiday entitlement
  • Local Government Pension
  • Training & development
  • Occupational Health
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Flexible working options

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. Staff work in a supportive and safe environment, recognising their responsibility to value and respect each other’s contributions. Standards of conduct must be of the highest level to ensure that no-one is harassed, bullied or victimised. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, staff engagement forums and are keen to hear from applicants from a variety of different backgrounds.

Equal Opportunities

Adur and Worthing councils have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Adur District and Worthing Borough Councils are equal opportunities employers and encourages applications from people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people of any religion or belief or sexual orientation and job sharers. Childcare subsidy is payable in appropriate cases. Work base location is indicated, however you may be asked to work at any such place within the Adur District and Worthing Borough Council Service’s area as required. Additional Information As part of Adur & Worthing Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.