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Assistant Accountant Apprentice Level 3

Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
12/07/2020 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description


Fixed Term 18 Month Contract – £16,367 annual salary

Day release to study the AAT Accounting Qualification

We have an exciting opportunity for an AAT Apprentice to join our busy finance team located at Waltham Forest Town Hall Campus. This will involve providing support to the team as required in tasks such as budget preparation and monitoring, financial analysis and reconciliations, and supporting the final accounts closure process.

This varied and interesting position provides an excellent opportunity to gain work experience within the accountancy function of a local authority.  The position is initially for a 18-month fixed term contract, where you will work towards the AAT qualification.  Training is ongoing and comprehensive; you will receive full training in all aspects of the job role, rotation in different teams and attending College.  At the end of the contract, dependent on exam results and performance in the role, there will be an opportunity to progress and complete the AAT qualification.  For the right candidate this could be the starting point to a career in local authority finance, with the possibility of going on to become a fully qualified accountant.

For an informal chat about the position or for further information/advice please call
Brian Moldon, Strategic Financial Advisor on 020-8496-4477.

Closing date: 12/7/2020 at 23.59

Interviews: week commencing 13/7/2020

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply

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