Trainee Accounting Technician (Apprenticeship)
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Financial Management Unit. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is either actively studying towards the AAT qualification or keen to develop a career in Finance.
The successful candidate will be supported to become actively involved in providing a range of accounting and financial support services to the Financial Management Unit and the Council as a whole.
A key aspect of this role is supporting the Systems Accountant with a range of monthly reconciliations. There will also be the opportunity to become involved with daily cash management, monthly VAT returns and to provide support in relation to the preparation and monitoring of budgets as well as the closure of accounts.
You will need to be highly numerate and possess the ability to carry out complex calculations quickly and with accuracy, and be able to work effectively as part of a team.
You must be able to manage and prioritise your own workload, ensuring agreed targets and timescales are met.
We are looking for a candidate who is self motivated, possess a positive attitude and a commitment to learn, as well as a desire to study to achieve the AAT qualification.
It is essential that you have the following minimum qualifications : 5 GCSEs at grades A-C, including Maths and English, or equivalent.
We offer free on-site car parking, a Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible working hours and a generous leave entitlement. 20% learning time is included. We are also located close to the railway station.
East Staffordshire Borough Council has a commitment to the Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a standard Disclosure & Barring Service Check.