Accountancy, Finance and Change Management Recruitment Specialists

Accountant - Expenditure & VAT - Edinburgh

£25,000 - £30,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1722 Date Posted: Monday 19 Oct 2020
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Wilkinson & Associates is working with an Investment Management firm based in Edinburgh. They have an exciting opportunity for an Accountant in Expenditure and VAT to join their Finance Department.

The Finance Department provides financial reporting for the firm, including the preparation of partnership and statutory accounts, along with regulatory financial and capital reporting and appropriate tax filings.

The successful candidate will support the Expenditure and VAT Controller taking responsibility for the UK VAT reporting and supplier/expense analysis information. The role will also work closely with our Finance Improvements team to review the recording and reporting processes in place and implement areas for further automation.

This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive individual to join one of the UK’s fastest-growing asset management organisations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out detailed expense analysis and review related reconciliations
  • Developing a deep knowledge of the specific finance systems used in the team
  • Accurately reviewing data input by the finance analysts within the team
  • Develop an understanding of VAT reporting requirements
  • Represent the expenditure and VAT team on project teams and complete project tasks when the need arises

Required Skills & Attributes

  • Part qualified (exemptions) or newly qualified accountant
  • Comfortable with responsibility
  • Proactive approach to work
  • Confidence, self-belief and not afraid to ask questions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong accuracy
  • Client Focus
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong technical competence
  • Relationship building skills
  • Process management