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Graduate Trainee Accountant

Employer: London Borough of Waltham Forest

  • Reference: F&G/17/37071
  • Published on: Mon 19/06/2017 11:53 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 21/07/2017 23:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Contract
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £30,324 to £38,229
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JF


We have an exciting opportunity to join the Finance Team at Waltham Forest. As a Trainee Accountant, you will contribute to the full range of accountancy and finance work within the Council and train to be a qualified CIPFA accountant.

The position is open to recent graduates with a minimum 2:2 degree, 300 UCAS points (new system), plus a minimum B in Mathematics and a minimum C in English at GCSE level. You should be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and demonstrate basic computing skills (including use of spreadsheet and word processing software).

You will be expected to undertake the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) qualification on a day release basis and will be given full financial support (registration, course and exam fees, etc.) plus revision/exam leave.

Initially based in the Financial Planning team, you will undertake a series of placements across the full breadth of the finance function, including budget preparation, closing of accounts, grant claims, treasury management, internal audit, management accounting, capital, and taxation. Throughout your training you may be asked to work on projects which will be aimed at complementing your academic studies and fulfilling the experience requirements of the CIPFA syllabus.

Our intention is to provide our trainees with a broad experience in all aspects of financial management and the skills and knowledge required to progress a career in local government to the highest level.

Closing Date: 21st July 2017

Shortlisting Date: 24th July 2017 (Week Commencing)

Interviewing Date: 1st & 2nd August 2017

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

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