Redmill Consulting
Edinburgh Technopole, UK
Closing date
26 Oct 2020

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Redmill Consulting is currently recruiting for a Finance Team Leader on an exclusive basis for a leading Edinburgh based organisation. This is an excellent opportunity for you to further your technical accounting & management skills with an organisation that value their employees. This employer offers a fantastic work-life balance, pension & holiday entitlement. The organisation takes an "outcome based" approach to work rather than monitoring hours worked. The employer has been ranked as one of the top 100 organisations in their field,they have a very flat structure and are accredited with being Investors in People.


The job of Finance Team Leader will give you the opportunity to be involved with the following:
  • Taking the lead in preparing financial reporting to key stakeholders including the board, senior management & budget holders
  • Delivering financial management reporting in line with statutory & regulatory requirements including monthly management accounts, annual statutory accounts & forecasts
  • Carrying out trend analysis, KPI tracking, financial ratios & benchmarking
  • Direct line manager of two members of staff & indirect responsibility in supporting other finance team members
  • Coordinating the annual budget development process
  • Discussing & advising performance against budget with budget holders
  • Preparing & updating annual, five year & thirty-year forecasts
  • Coordinating & preparing statutory & consolidated accounts & backup schedules
  • Taking a lead on the annual audit process ensuring preparation of working papers, evidence, & explanations as required by the Auditors
  • Leading the development of financial accounting systems, accounting processes, support & training. This will include building the chart of accounts


As Finance Team Leader you will ideally be skilled and/or qualified in the following:
  • Skilled in carrying out the above tasks
  • Ideally a Qualified Accountant or at minimum actively working towards the final stages of an accountancy qualification
  • Full range of specialist technical accounting skills - In particular up to date technical knowledge of FRS 102 is essential
  • Strong management skills
  • Highly computer literate including MS Excel (ideally pivot tables, lookups, conditional formatting)
  • Able to analyse complex problems, reach evidence-based conclusions & identify effective solutions
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills both - including the ability to talk confidently on financial & technical issues to a range of internal & external stakeholders

Should this role be of interest please apply by attaching your up to date CV. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Redmill Consulting directly.

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