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Financial Accountant - Edinburgh

£45,000 - £48,000 - Professional Services - Qualified Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 2360 Date Posted: Monday 22 Jul 2024

W&A is working with an international, multi-entity firm to help source a Financial Accountant. Our client offers hybrid working from central Edinburgh.  

The purpose of the role is to support the group finance function in controlling the firm’s balance sheet on a monthly basis and delivering annual statutory reporting and audit compliance, coordinating month end postings and other ad hoc tasks as required. 

This role is well suited to newly qualified accountants from either practice or industry, looking for a role within a future facing business with a supportive culture.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Controlling UK balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring all deliverables are met.  

  • Monthly reconciliation of sub-ledger control account balances to the general ledger.  

  • Preparing and posting month end journals in conjunction with the wider group accounting team.  

  • Preparing allocated UK balance sheet reconciliations, as part of the monthly month end cycle.  

  • Ensuring all balance sheet accounts and intercompany balances are routinely reconciled, analysed, challenged and fully substantiated in both unit and firm reporting currencies for the UK and overseas entities.  

  • Preparing, posting and supporting the routine cleanse of balance sheet accounts.  

  • Preparing statutory financial statements and applicable notes in accordance with FRS102.  

  • Running and reconciling FX routine for UK entities as required.  

  • Collating and providing information requests as part of the year end audit process to external auditors.  

  • Be involved in new process and process improvement projects.  

  • Liaising with global finance teams to ensure timely delivery and quality of requests.  

  • Contributing towards the improvement of working papers, controls, processes, and existing financial models.  

Skills & Experience Required: 

  • Qualified Accountant  

  • Excellent analytical and MS Excel skills.  

  • Good practical knowledge of UK GAAP / FRS102.  

  • Prior experience in a group accounting / financial control role desirable.  

  • Good understanding of financial controls and practical application of policies.  

  • Good planning and organisational skills with the ability to operate independently.  

  • Ability to discuss and present issues in a confident and professional way.  

  • Disciplined approach to working under pressure in order to meet agreed deadlines.