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131 St Vincent Street, G2 5JF
£24,387 - £40,993 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
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This position has expired.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is the largest of Scotland’s seven regional transport partnerships. As well as running the iconic Glasgow Subway, SPT delivers an extensive range of public transport services including bus stations and subsidised bus services, manages large transport infrastructure projects and is responsible for delivery of a long-term multi-modal transport strategy for the West of Scotland. 

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Accountant to join our busy Finance team where we take the lead on many activities – Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Systems, Payroll, Debtors, Creditors, Insurance and Treasury Management.  This role offers the Trainee Accountant the opportunity to develop their skills and gain practical experience while working towards successful completion of their professional CIPFA qualification in line with an agreed training agreement.

You will support the Chief Accountant and Accountants to gain experience in all aspects of the finance function and will be the system administrator for SPT’s core finance and procurement system.  You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with others and also to take responsibility for working independently on discrete scopes. 

Further details of the role and key responsibilities are set out in the job description.  

About you

The ideal candidate will have a degree in a or equivalent in an appropriate discipline and commit to actively study towards the CIPFA professional qualification. You will understand the role of the finance function in a public body.  Experience of interpreting financial information and producing reports is desirable. You will have excellent administrative skills and organisational skills and competent in using Microsoft Office packages. You will be self-motivated and committed to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. You will be able to organise and prioritise your own workload and be able to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. 

Full time hours will be 35 hours per week working Monday to Friday. The nature of this role may require you to work outwith normal office hours on occasion to support the operational requirements. 

You will be based at 131 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. 

Please note, this position falls into the low-risk category under the Alcohol and Drugs policy and therefore is subject to for-cause testing procedures. 


Working at SPT comes with many benefits you can look forward to:

  • Commitment to your ongoing learning and development
  • 33 days Annual and Public Holiday Entitlement
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme – SPT contribute 19.3% of your annualised pay
  • Group Life Assurance Cover
  • Employee Travel Pass Scheme – a Subway Smartcard to travel on the Glasgow Subway for free
  • Discounted Season Rail Tickets – maximum of £300 towards the cost of an annual rail ticket
  • Flexible working options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Employee Assistant Programme, Long Service Awards, Credit Union 

How to Apply? 

To apply, please select the ‘Apply Now’ button to complete an online application form. Closing date for applications is Sunday 29 January 2023 at midnight. Previous applicants need not apply.

SPT is an Equal Opportunities company welcoming applications from a diverse background.  If you’ve got the right skills for the job we want to hear from you.  SPT encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race.

For applicants with special requirements, or if you have any questions please email quoting the above reference.