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CIPFA Graduate Trainee Accountant
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 473
  • Published: Thu 19/08/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 18/09/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £20,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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CIPFA Graduate Trainee Accountant

£24,982 - £37,890 pa | Fixed term 4 years | Full time | Havering | Closing date - 12.09.21

CIPFA Graduate Trainee Accountant - Job Profile

Click here to apply for the role via our Finance Graduate website

Choose Havering!

As you decide on the next step on your career following graduation, consider a professional qualification in Local Government finance with Havering Council!

All of us use, and our families depend on local services. In the response to the global pandemic, local authorities stood tall. Across the Borough, from care homes to local business and residents, we were there; and now we will lead our communities out of the pandemic into better times.

Local authorities are incredibly complex and diverse organisations that provide a wide range of services. For this we need leaders, especially in finance where your expert skills will support delivery of services, benefiting our community.

Joining us as a Graduate Trainee will enable you to support the local community and shape a career that could see you become Director of Finance, or even Chief Executive of a local authority -  equipping you with a broad range of skills that would see you succeed in any environment.

About the role

The professional qualification will be delivered through the Chartered Institute of Public Finance : The CIPFA Professional Accountancy Qualification | CIPFA

From strategic planning, procurement and commissioning, to dealing with integrating services and implementing new delivery models, the syllabus and robust training delivery programme provides you with the best foundation and well-rounded knowledge to apply your technical and practical skills at all levels.

As a Havering Graduate Trainee, you will gain a grounding in local government finance and an appreciation of how front-line services operate within a financial environment. During the three year course, you will be supported through the professional qualification whilst gaining invaluable experience in core disciplines, of Financial Control, Financial Management, and Financial Strategy, and an appreciation of the differences between each of them! There will be specialist placements in Audit an Insurance and Pension and Treasury Management.

Once qualified, you will be awarded the globally recognised CPFA (Chartered Public Finance Accountant) designation and gaining the status as a multi-skilled finance professional, for both the public and corporate sectors.

About you

We want to attract graduates living in London, the Home Counties and those looking to relocate to London; Havering’s offices are based in Romford, and can be accessed from Stratford in 8 minutes with a wide range of destinations from there. Liverpool Street station is a further 10 minutes on a direct train.

We’re looking for talented individuals who are passionate about making a real difference to assist us in future-proofing our finance service. You’ll be a motivated graduate, with a 2:2 or higher degree in any subject, and have a high proficiency within numeracy and literacy. Above all you will be looking for a challenge that will supercharge your professional development!

In return, we’ll give you a rewarding public finance career path and a comprehensive study support package that includes:

  • Full fee support for the CIPFA professional accounting qualification
  • Day release study and exam leave
  • Experienced coaches and mentors within finance
  • Additional holistic training and development

How to apply

Click here to apply for the role via our Finance Graduate website

Additional Information

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.