Assistant Accountant

Location Edinburgh
Discipline: Commerce & Industry
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Fergus Wade

Contact email:
Contact phone: +441312405252
Job ref: 133877
Published: 6 months ago
Expiry date: 31 Jul 2023 00:59

Assistant Accountant required for our client’s Edinburgh office with flexible and hybrid working. Reporting to the Head of Finance and joining a small and established team, you will ensure financial reporting and recording is completed in an accurate and timely manner.

This Assistant Financial Accountant role would be well suited to candidates who are Part Qualified (PQ) or Qualified by Experience (QBE) and looking for a varied role to develop their skill set with a good work-life balance.

The package for the role includes a salary up to circa 35k with private healthcare and generous leave allowance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the preparation of monthly management accounts

  • Administration of purchase ledger and assistance with accounts receivable

  • Quarterly HMRC reporting

  • Processing weekly / monthly supplier payment runs and monthly prepayments and accruals

  • Delivery of Bank and Balance Sheet reconciliations

  • Recording of Fixed Assets and running of monthly depreciation

  • Preparation of monthly staff payroll and maintenance of employee payroll records

  • Submitting pensions for all employees and appropriate tax information to HMRC

  • Developing operational processes and controls within the finance function

  • Support with preparation of annual audit

  • Responding to ad-hoc information / analysis requests from internal and external stakeholders


Key skills and experience:

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Experience supporting month-end procedures

  • Strong organisational and time management

  • Good communication skills with the ability to collaborate with a team

  • Experience using Sage50, Sage Payroll and Xero desirable

If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch and send your CV at the earliest opportunity to