Trainee Accountant

Posted 03 November 2021
Salary£13.49 - 13.49 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineAccountancy & Finance
ReferenceTrainee Accountant
Contact NameMatt Byrne-Fraser

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Trainee Accountant to join GM Police in Manchester on a Contract Basis.

We are looking to recruit an ambitious and high performing trainee accountant who will play their part in helping Greater Manchester Police to become a top class police force.

Greater Manchester Police is one of the largest police forces in the UK and is responsible for keeping a diverse population of almost 3 million people safe.

Our recently appointed Chief Constable has launched an ambitious improvement plan for Greater Manchester Police.

With a renewed commitment to giving everything we can to improving services to our communities, there has never been a better time to join Greater Manchester Police.

We are seeking a candidate who can thrive on a challenge; who will be enthused by a busy and varied workload; and who will engage with and inspire the team that they work alongside.

Most importantly, we are seeking a candidate who will take pride in working for a police force which serves the communities of Greater Manchester, who deserve nothing but the best.

About The Role

The finance team are constantly seeking to improve the services we deliver to our command team and to budget holders across the force.

The successful candidate will be able to develop and adapt through this period of change and improvement.

You will assist in the provision of high quality financial services throughout Greater Manchester Police and contribute to the development of those services.

The main aspects of the role are to:

  • Prepare timely and high quality financial information for line managers, budget holders and leadership teams across the force.
  • Work with budget holders to prepare financial forecasts and commentaries on current and anticipated levels of income and expenditure; and to identify pressures against meeting budget targets.
  • Work with team members to consolidate financial forecasts and summarise key issues for high-level financial review meetings.
  • Understand reporting hierarchies and to create a financial system coding structures which meets the reporting needs of leadership teams.
  • Provide support to produce accurate budget models for key areas of income and expenditure; helping to produce the annual budget for the force.
  • Reconcile the financial system ledgers to supporting information; investigating and resolving any discrepancies found.

An ambitious trainee accountant will wish to study towards achieving a recognised professional accountancy qualification.

We will provide support through the provision of study materials, payment of exam fees, and allowing additional leave to sit exams.


As with any financial role, you must be capable of working under pressure and demonstrate flexibility to meet tight deadlines throughout the financial year.

Candidates invited to interview will be able to clearly demonstrate in their application

• Knowledge of either budget preparation or the production of year-end financial accounts.
• Experience of management or financial accounting
• Experience of using computerised financial or administrative systems.

What’s on offer

  • Salary: £13.49 per hour
  • Contract

How to apply

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About Spencer Clarke Group 

Here at Spencer Clarke Group, we pride ourselves on connecting you with the best career opportunities; our experienced Consultants have extensive market knowledge in Accountancy and Finance and will also provide expert career advice along the way. 

When you join us, you will receive: 

  • Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities
  • Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency professionals 

Spencer Clarke Group offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £350* so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to Matt Byrne Fraser on remembering to include your details as well. 

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