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P115699 - Trainee Accountant

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
08/08/2021 23:59
Grade D/I£19,312 - £34,728
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Civic Centre
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
8 Aug

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Further information

Gateshead is a great place to live, work and visit and Gateshead Council has a clear focus on helping communities to thrive. Resources and Digital Directorate operates at the very core of the Council's operations, working with services to direct financial resources to deliver the Council priorities.
Resources and Digital Directorate are looking for highly motivated trainee accountants to join the Group, to provide efficient and effective financial support to the service’s internal and external customers. Successful completion of training will result in eligibility to apply for membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and salary progression.
Candidates must be committed to studying towards the CIPFA professional qualification and becoming an active member of our busy and dynamic team.
We are looking for people who are willing to contribute to a strong team environment with drive and commitment to succeed.
The selection process is likely to include the following:
• presentation on a given subject
• a panel interview
To be considered you must demonstrate a knowledge of a financial environment and have experience of;
• IT and computerised systems such as excel and word
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and organise own workload
• Ability to manage heavy workloads within tight deadlines
• Ability to liaise with a wide variety of internal and external clients
• Have a degree, Association of Accounting Technician qualification (level 4) or equivalent.

Please see the Job Profile and information on the Trainee Accountant Scheme including salary expectations and requirements for salary progression.

What to do next?

To apply please complete our online application form. You should consider the Job Profile when applying, giving examples of how you meet the criteria.

Interview and assessment date – July / August 2021

Please contact Jane Wright janewright@gateshead.gov.uk or Jill Bradley jillbradley@gateshead.gov.uk. for further details about this exciting opportunity.

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