Vacancy Details

Trainee Graduate CIPFA Accountant

Elmbridge Borough Council
Salary: £19,931 to £35,223 pa
Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/09/2019 at 17:00 PM
Elmbridge Borough Council


Trainee Graduate CIPFA Accountant (x2)

Salary: £19,931 to £35,223 pa

(progress dependent on examinations)

Fixed-term contract – 42 months



Would you like to join a progressive organisation, focussed on learning and development?

We have two places available to support graduates with their career development and in becoming members of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.



About us

We are an organisation of over 350 employees, 48 Councillors and countless volunteers. With a gross annual expenditure of over £100M, we work hard to deliver quality public services cost effectively, for the residents of Elmbridge.


As a borough council, we are responsible for services such as waste collection and recycling, housing, planning and parks, playgrounds and green spaces. We are committed to delivering our vision for a confident, cohesive and thriving Elmbridge.


The wellbeing of our employees is vitally important to us; whether it’s mindfulness, healthy walks or mental health first aid, there are a wide range of opportunities available to you; after all, when you thrive, Elmbridge thrives.



About you

In addition to being enthusiastic and willing to contribute to strong team environment, you will;


  • be a graduate with an honour degree (first or 2:1)
  • have a high standard if numeracy and accuracy
  • be able to complete task within deadlines
  • have an excellent working knowledge of spreadsheets and
  • be able to communicate effectively.



What else?

Our careers website (  will give you lots of information on Elmbridge and you should also view our LinkedIn page to see examples of our energy, creativity and commitment to our customers.


Could Elmbridge be the right place for you?


If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Andrew Cooper, Head of Finance for an informal conversation on 01372 474123.


You may also be interested to read our Annual Report and Council Plan.



Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019

Interviews Week Commencing 4 October 2019


Equal Opportunities

Elmbridge Borough Council - Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please note that we do not accept CVs. We only accept online applications.

To apply use the "Apply Online" button below, which will take you to our Applicant Tracking System ('ATS') where, once you have applied, you can log on to your online account at any time to view the status of any of your applications. By using ATS, you can track the progress of your application(s), receive communications by email, select your own interview time online and see whether you have been made a conditional offer.

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