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Future Finance Leaders – Trainee Accountant Programme

North Yorkshire County Council
Northallerton, North Yorkshire (Hybrid Working)
£20,043 - £25,419
Closing date
11 Jul 2022
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Our Future Finance Leaders Programme

It is an exciting time to join the Finance team as we are working towards unitary local government in North Yorkshire – combining all of the services currently provided by the county, districts and borough councils. Working in a modern, flexible and agile way, you will be an ambassador for customer self-help, as you support budget managers to monitor and manage their own budgets. You will be an enabler to managers, supporting them through the transition to the new council and will influence and challenge as appropriate.

Based within the existing County Council’s Finance team of around 70 staff, the service provides financial advice and support across the Council, as well as to other partners, currently including Selby and Ryedale district councils and also the North York Moors National Park Authority. The programme provides the opportunity to work across all fields of professional accountancy with a variety which would be difficult to find elsewhere.

As we look to the future, you will support a wide range of front-line services such as schools and early years services, adult social care, highways and waste services, and also a number of companies which are all separate legal entities either wholly or partly owned by North Yorkshire County Council. In addition, you will have opportunity to help support the Council’s commercial agenda.

As well as financial management roles you will also have exposure to a range of technical disciplines within the team, including: statutory accounts production, financial systems, treasury management, VAT and taxation. Together, this wide ranging experience will give you the grounding you’ll need for senior management within the sector.

Whilst being supported to study for your professional qualification, we will work with you to ensure you have a personal development plan to enhance your workplace skills, which will complement your studies. As part of the programme, you will also benefit from one day off each year to volunteer and will have the opportunity to develop and implement a community based project, which helps your understanding of the communities we serve

As part of our training programme, we also offer you:

Full funding and support towards achievement of the CIPFA professional qualification;

A generous study package to complete your studies, in addition to revision modules to support your learning;

Structured support from qualified accountants who have completed the programme;

Leadership and management training;

Project management experience;

Long term career prospects with range and diversity;

A range of technologies to support modern ways of working; and

A comprehensive benefits package.

As a trainee within the Finance team, you will also develop your managerial skills, through the Aspiring Managers and Leadership Programme and will have regular access to a Head of Finance who will provide you with support. We will also ensure you are supported through your studies by a colleague who has personal experience of gaining the qualification themselves with the Council

About the role and how to apply.

Minimum Requirements

2 Level 3 qualifications Grade A to C (e.g. A Level or equivalent) in addition to 5 Level 2 qualifications Grade A to C (e.g. GCSE or equivalent), including numeracy and literacy.

You may be a school leaver, a graduate or AAT qualified – provided that you meet the above requirements your application will be considered.

We are also looking advertising for Trainee Accounting Technicians to join our training programme.

Contact and apply

For an informal discussion about the programme, please contact Nick Morgan, Head of Strategic Financial Planning on 01609 53 2629 or email

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The County Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

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