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Finance Graduate Trainee
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/16908/24562
  • Published: Wed 08/06/2022, 12:12 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 04/07/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting salary of £27,991 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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Finance Graduate Trainee

Your starting salary in this role will be £27,991 per annum for working 36 hours per week. This rises steadily on passing successive parts of the CIPFA qualification, to a salary of circa £36k on becoming fully qualified.

Are you ready for a new challenge?

Surrey County Council's Finance team is looking for the senior leaders of the future!

It’s a great time to join us; with an exciting Financial Improvement Programme in place and a strong Community Vision for Surrey and Organisational Strategy, we’ve made huge strides over the past few years, stabilising our finances and fundamentally changing the way we work, for the benefit of Surrey residents.

We are looking for graduates to join our finance training programme who are forward thinking, influential and able to make a real impact. If you are an ambitious future leader who wants to make a real difference for the benefit of communities then we want to hear from you!  

Our graduate programme enables you to develop the practical and strategic skills required to become a public finance professional. You will focus on continuous personal and professional development through a variety of challenging finance and accounting placements, whilst studying for the internationally respected Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) professional qualification. The CIPFA is the only accountancy body exclusively dedicated to public financial management.

During your training programme you will be given opportunities to experience a range of work covering every aspect of financial management including:

  • Working in a service finance team supporting budget holders and service transformation projects
  • A range of specialist placements which could include pensions, risk management and Internal Audit
  • Experience of producing financial accounts and the medium-term financial plan
  • Working on key finance improvement activity, including the award-winning Finance Academy.

You should have a desire to work in the public sector and be able to consider the complexities of working in a Local Authority. You must be able to demonstrate team working skills and the ability to build relationships. As well as this, you will have excellent communication skills. You will need to be confident with handling data and have the ability to analyse issues and identify solutions.

Minimum entry requirements are 2:1 undergraduate degree in any discipline or demonstration of academic ability up to the standard of a 2:1 undergraduate degree. Also required is grade A-C GCSE in Maths and English.

For more information please see the “Finance Graduate Trainee Information” document attached at the bottom of this advert.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 3rd July 2022.

The Assessment Centre will take place during the week commencing 18th July 2022 at Woodhatch Place in Reigate and final interviews will take place at the beginning of August.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Cath Edwards at cath.edwards@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.