Finance Graduate Trainee

Brent Council
Brent, London Borough
£28,356 - £40,887 p.a. inc.
02 Nov 2018
20 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full time
Salary range: £28,356 - £40,887 p.a. inc.

Fixed Term (4 Years)

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time

An excellent opportunity...

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

What you will be doing…..

This is a fantastic opportunity to start a career in accountancy. Our program supports trainees to become fully qualified chartered accountants, balancing studying for the CIPFA qualification alongside making an important contribution to the finance team. You will gain valuable skills and experience in a fast paced working environment; learning accounting processes, supporting vital front line services; and gaining a grounding in audit and the controls required to manage a large organisation.

You will join a supportive family of trainees, based in our cutting edge modern offices next to Wembley stadium. You will start on a salary of £28k, with rapid progression as you achieve the key milestones in your training and career plan.

What you will bring…..

We are looking for graduates who have a genuine interest in pursuing Finance as a career. You will need to demonstrate you are numerate and possess excellent inter-personal skills. You will be organised and self-motivated, and able to work in a busy diverse environment.

You will have or expect to obtain at least a 2:2 degree in any subject and have at least 3 A-C at A-level (or equivalent).

How to apply

Please use the application form, CV's and covering letters will not be considered as part of the application …. But remember you are competing for this position, so your pitch (personal statement) is how we can tell if you stand out from the crowd! You will need describe why you are the right person for this opportunity.

For further information please contact Minesh Patel by email

Closing Date: 18 November 2018 (23:00)

Assessment & Interview Date: TBC

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Basic' DBS Disclosure.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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