Trainee Accountant, West Lothian Civic Centre 411.35 C/D 28/10/18
The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 28 October 2018. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels
The Council’s Financial Management Unit is seeking to recruit a trainee accountant. Enthusiastic and committed, you will be a team player who is eager to learn and take on new challenges. You will be required to demonstrate a record of educational achievement and commitment to achieving goals and objectives. You must be educated to degree level.
You will undertake a course of study for A professional accountancy qualification supported by the council, although a substantial amount of input and studying in your own time will be required.
In addition, you will receive a full training in the operation of local government finance covering revenue and capital accounting, budgeting and monitoring, and gain full experience of financial systems. At the same time you will have a substantive workload and be responsible for meeting deadlines within quality standards.
Once you have completed the traineeship you will have the opportunity to apply for qualified Accountant posts within the Council, current starting salary for which is £32,754.
Full details of the trainee scheme are available on request.