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Accountant - Edinburgh

£35,000 - £55,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1890 Date Posted: Monday 29 Nov 2021
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W&A is working with an asset management organisation based in Edinburgh to help source a Financial Accountant. Our client offers both flexible and home working arrangements to ensure an inclusive work environment.  

The entities within this remit span different countries, jurisdictions and type therefore the position offers real variety.  

This role will have a wide array of tasks including managing accounting processes and controls, consolidation tasks and regulatory reporting. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work independently as well as within teams to support the delivery of quarterly reporting targets. 

This is an excellent opportunity to develop in a stimulating working environment within an organisation that is committed to helping you build upon your experience.  

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Producing and being accountable for the technical accuracy of financial information to support production of IFRS results and the statutory accounts, Solvency II results and QRTs or MI systems 

  • Carrying out accounting processes and controls to ensure the accurate production of information and document work performed to ensure appropriate audit trials are maintained 

  • Providing guidance and ensuring appropriate accounting practices are adopted in the production of financial information 

  • Providing technical expertise to design technical solutions as part of change projects within Finance where required 

Required Skills & Attributes: 

  • ACCA, ACA & CIMA qualified 

  • Previous experience with statutory accounts is desirable but not essential 

  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workload 

  • High level of numeracy and literacy 

  • Fully proficient with MS Excel & Word 

  • Good team player 

  • Ability to work on own initiative 

  • Previous experience within Financial Services 

  • A desire to learn 

  • Flexible and adaptable