The Government Finance Profession is a government community of nearly 10,000 qualified Finance Professionals. There are a number of opportunities to train as a Finance Professional with different Government Departments. The departments include: Cabinet Office; Department for Communities and Local Government; Department for Education; Department for Energy and Climate Change; Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Department for International Development; Department for Transport; Department for Work and Pensions; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; HM Revenue and Customs; HM Treasury; Home Office; Ministry of Justice; and Rural Payments Agency.
Trainees will gain experience in a variety of financial disciplines during the training period to meet their professional accountancy qualification. Students will also gain a broad understanding of the organisation as a whole. In addition to working in Finance Directorates you will also work in operational business areas for some of the period of training. Trainees will be allocated to a number of work placements during their training.
The placement plan is tailored to the individual, taking into account any relevant previous experience. Example placements include: financial accounting working on production of the Department's annual accounts; management accounting working on the annual budget setting process; working in a project area providing management information to the project manager; and working in internal audit to review the controls over financial systems.
To qualify for the scheme, you'll need a minimum 2.2 degree (or predicted) in any discipline.
The recruitment process involves the completion of a competency based application form and online numerical and verbal reasoning tests. If successful at the online tests, your eligibility to apply will be checked and your responses to the competencies section of the application form scored. If successful at this stage you will be invited to a one day assessment centre. Candidates invited to the assessment centre will be required to complete an online personality potential profile questionnaire, prior to attending the assessment Centre.
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