Financial Accountant (Edinburgh)

Financial Accountant (Edinburgh)

  • Location

    Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Bonus / Pension

  • Contact:

    Rob Anderson

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Role Purpose:

To provide a Full Financial Accounting Service to a key division (£12m) division of the business. The successful candidate will work closely under the direction of the Group Financial Controller. This is essentially a great opportunity to develop and grow your career within the division of a high profile organisation. A hands on broad reporting and commercial role reporting to an inspiring Controller. Availability to start April 2022 would be advantageous

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Management - Working alongside the a bookkeeper and reporting to the Group Financial Controller for day to day to delivery of required financial accounts and key performance indicators
  • Accounting - Prepare monthly financial accounts to 2 Group companies
  • Commercial Excellence - Work with business owners to prepare Accurate financial forecasts and monthly management reporting presentations for each group company - Including, GM and Profitability analysis
  • Contract performance - monitor performance of key contracts, sharing learnings with managers which may help influence commercial decisions
  • Growth - Work closely with Onboarding to ensure best practices for onboarding of finance processes/invoice generation for new contracts
  • Budgets - Assist with the annual preparation of annual budgets with the Managers/ Operational heads as needed. Ensure that all P&L owners have full understanding of the details of their budget. Assist P&L holders to present required information as required
  • Finance Controls - Establish and maintain adequate financial controls within each of the group companies and client organisations
  • Operational Excellence - Improve Edinburgh working capital ratio by continuing focus on bad debt provision and having minimal accrued income provision
  • Engaging Staff - Finance team to Proactively engage with Operations teams to initiate broader understanding of the Edinburgh P & L's and help influence any commercial decision
  • Compliance - Ensure that 2 reporting entities meet all of its Audit, Tax and VAT obligations


  • Accountant / Part-Qualified (mid stage studier) or QBE
  • Minimum of 2 years reporting experience preferably from within a divisional environment
  • Self-sufficient with the ability to work as part of a smaller team within a larger business.
  • Sage / Cognos experience preferred.

Hybrid working 2/3 - 3/2

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