Assistant Accountant

Posted 12 October by Page Personnel Finance

Our client is looking for an Assistant Accountant in Edinburgh

Client Details

A leading company


Perform the daily activities outlined in core rota to deliver complete and accurate financial transactions, receipts & payments, expenses and ensuring that general ledger is aligned to core business systems.

Preparation, review and process journals, accruals and prepayments

Perform reconciliations over all ledgers for banks/control accounts to standard and deadlines, analysis of ledger balances and movements and transactions over all ledgers, highlighting issues

Identify accounting and transaction anomalies, investigate and articulating actions to satisfactorily resolve. Monitor and ensure that controls are operating as expected over financial records and transactions. Provide input & technical commentary into the monthly MI packs and production of department metrics

Produce trend analysis for actuals and budgets on business area spend

Perform daily cash management activities to ensure adequate cash is held for operational processes, produce daily cash forecasts

Produce & reconcile monthly expenses charging model to ledger, actuals, budget & forecast for inclusion in reporting

Update ledgers with cost centre changes and budget uploads.

Perform intercompany recharges with business units, reconcile to Trial balance & expenses charging model, agree with third parties and invoice

Develop & maintain relationships with relevant Finance and business areas (ie, Customer Service, Financial Reporting, cost management, to highlight process issues, improve working processes and controls. Respond to queries directed from business areas within service standard.

Ownership and responsibility for ensuring Sox principles & controls are adhered to over all tasks. Highlight changes needed to SOX processes/documentation following any changes in business practices. Raise Risk incidents, and manage through solution and remediation.


  • Experience in Financial Services
  • Experience of book keeping, expenses and general ledger processes
  • Proven experience in analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Interaction with stakeholders to discuss issues and resolve


Accounting qualification or working towards ACCA/CIMA

Job Offer

A very competitive salary

Reference: 36348237

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