Vacancy posted: Monday, 25 Jun 2012
Hourly Rate: National Minimum Wage
You will assist the Accounting Manager, Senior Accountant and Accountants in the provision of a full range of accounting support to Council Services.
Educated to Accounting Technician level or equivalent (e.g. HND in accounting), you will have an understanding and/or experience of producing and interpreting financial monitoring reports. In addition, you should possess a good working knowledge of a range of financial procedures and controls, and have some experience in using IT packages, including costing systems. You will have the ability to prioritise your own workload and attain deadlines, as well as having strong inter-personal and communication skills.
This graduate trainee post is situated within a progressive Finance Department, providing quality financial advice and support to ensure that the Council’s financial resources are effectively managed. Changing legislation necessitates staff to be adaptable and competitive in service provision.
This post is temporary until May 2013.
Job Reference: FLK003276
Closing Date: 12-Jul-2012
About Falkirk Council and Falkirk Community Trust
Falkirk Council is a unitary authority which provides all local government services for the Falkirk Council area. Covering 112 square miles, it has a population of 151,570 and extends from Banknock in the west to Blackness in the east and from South Alloa in the North as far as Limerigg in the south. The area contains varied countryside, including areas of considerable landscape quality. It also contains the port of Grangemouth and depends for its prosperity on a broad industrial base which includes sizeable industrial areas in Falkirk and Grangemouth. Council Headquarters The Council Headquarters are located in Falkirk but there are many service points throughout the area. The Council has in the region of 7,000 employees making it one of the largest employers in the area and has a net council general fund expenditure of £344.8 million for 2012/2013. Falkirk Councilís aim is to improve the quality of life for local people by working with all communities, sectors and groups to deliver high quality services which are accessible, accountable, responsive and provide value for money.