Senior Accounts Assistant / PQ Accountant

Edinburgh Technopole, UK
07 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Accounts Assistant / Part-Qualified Accountant to join a leading employer in Edinburgh. As part of the Finance Operations team this role requires a analytical person with strong communication skills and an eye for detail.

This area is responsible for the integrity of all financial transactions. This includes the processing of cash receipts and payments, ensuring the integrity of the General Ledger and the development of financial systems.

The role within the team is to undertake the day-to-day activities of the Operations department including: performing journals, accruals & prepayments, day to day bank and balance sheet reconciliations, consolidation of expenses, financial analysis, financial recharges, banking, checking & analysis of all ledgers & balances, and ensuring that all financial accounting controls are operating as planned, before financial reporting is concluded.

In addition partnering key stakeholders to reduce financial risks in relation to associated/key processes. Identify accounting and finance anomalies, investigating and resolving issues

Key Accountabilities

Perform the daily activities outlined 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

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

  • Good breadth & depth of knowledge of general ledger and technical accounting
  • Experience within Financial Services or large complex businesses
  • Knowledge of back office business practices
  • Excellent knowledge of banking processes and systems
  • Knowledge of financial controls environment

  • Experience in a large business
  • 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 - Preferable but not essential

Please apply ASAP via the link as we will be moving quickly on these roles.

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