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Job Title Trainee Accountant 6 posts
Job reference CCF62
Department Corporate Services Directorate
Grade Scp 07-28 (career graded)
Pay From: £20,444 To: £32,798 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 29 August 2022
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Job Description
St Helens Council is seeking to appoint 6 self-motivated, enthusiastic and conscientious Trainee Accountants to support the Finance Section, whilst undertaking study towards the CIPFA Professional Accountancy Qualification. The qualification will provide the full range of skills and competencies required for a successful finance career in St Helens Council.

The role will be based within various sections of the Council’s Finance function and will mean that duties will be diverse. As a trainee accountant, the successful candidate will be expected to support the overall financial management and control environment of the Council.

The successful applicant will have excellent numerical, written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work to deadlines and to respond to the ad-hoc needs of the service. The ability to analyse financial data and identify trends is a key skill of the role.

Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

We welcome applications from the BAME community.

For an informal discussion, please contact Jon Ridgeon, Finance Business Partner, via email at
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Application Form Non Disclosure Aug22.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Job Description.pdf
Person Specification.pdf
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