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Trainee Accountant
  • Employer: Corporate Services Unit
  • Reference: CTAC1219
  • Published: Thu 05/12/2019, 14:20 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 03/01/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Career Grade: JG6 £24,799 / JG7 £27,905 / JM1 £31,371 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: North Somerset

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Trainee Accountant

North Somerset Council have an excellent finance team with a proven track record of strategic financial planning, budgetary control and statutory reporting, and we are continuing to enhance these core areas as well as develop expertise and build capacity. If you would like to join a forward thinking, dynamic team of professionals then please apply for one of our current vacancies.


If accountancy makes you tick, and you’ve started your journey to becoming a qualified accountant within the public sector then we have an ideal position for you.  We are offering an exciting opportunity to become a Trainee Accountant within the finance team which is a unique post supporting all areas of corporate finance activity.

Your responsibilities would vary throughout the financial year although will cover budget setting, monitoring and forecasting as well as preparation of year-end statutory accounts. Activity will be linked to S106 developer contributions, leasing, preparation of statutory accounts, capital finance, treasury management and areas of strategic finance.  

We are looking for someone who has graduated from university or has completed their AAT studies, and who wants to be supported whilst they train to become a CCAB qualified accountant.  Previous experience within the public sector would be an advantage, although not essential.


We a friendly team who value and appreciate high standards and commitment and in return we offer training, support and the opportunity to show initiative and reach your potential. The post is career graded, linked to qualifications and experience.


For an informal discussion, please contact Melanie Watts, Head of Corporate Accountancy on 01934 634618.


Anticipated interview date:      Friday 10 January 2020


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.