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Interested in a finance career with the council? Get in touch

Are you a resident of Barking and Dagenham or an employee of the council and interested in a career in finance?

If yes, we are looking for an ambitious and dedicated person to join our Finance team, where you will develop a wide range of skills and experience, leading to the CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) professional accountancy qualification.

The role provides an opportunity to acquire a whole range of finance skills while being supported and funded for the CIPFA qualification. It will put you in an excellent position to progress your career and develop into a senior leader of the future.

The four-year training programme is designed for graduates or part-qualified accountants who want to launch their career. You will be a vital part of the Finance team and will make a difference to our local communities.

The starting salary will be £27k per annum with progression on passing successive stages of the CIPFA qualification, to £36k on becoming fully qualified.

Candidates from all backgrounds are welcome, however you must have achieved a 2:2 or above at university or have part-qualification from a recognised accountancy body. You must have the right to work in the UK and be a local resident or an existing council employee to qualify for this local route.

Cllr Dominic Twomey, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Growth & Core Services, said: “I am extremely proud that once again we have been able to offer this training and employment opportunity to our residents and employees.

“I will urge as many residents as possible and council employees to consider the opportunity and register for the information session to find out more.”

Interested residents and council employees will have the opportunity to find out more at an information session scheduled for 10 November.

To find out more information, please email: and to register for the information session, interested applicants should email: Full joining instructions will be sent prior to the session.

To apply, residents can visit the council website

Closing date for applications is Friday 18 November.