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Group Accountant - 9 Month Fixed Term Contract - Edinburgh

£50,000 - £55,000 - Energy / Power Generation - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1959 Date Posted: Tuesday 10 May 2022
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W&A is working with a leading energy business in Edinburgh to help source a Group Accountant for a 9-month fixed term contract.

This role will involve a blend of home and office working with 3 in office days a week.

The role will be responsible for assisting in the monthly group consolidation and accounting, preparation of statutory and management accounts and supporting the interim and year end processes.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn and develop within an organisation with an inclusive culture.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparation of Group management accounts and group consolidation; provide corporate support to UK Based subsidiaries
  • Assist in reconciliations from ERP to Consolidation solution
  • Assist in all aspects of preparation of annual, interim and any special sets of group consolidated statutory accounts and associated notes in line with agreed timetable
  • Assist in preparation of Group subsidiary Statutory accounts and supporting working papers in line with agreed timetable
  • Assist in preparation of all other year end/interim material including presentations, market announcements
  • Assist in ensuring the material accuracy of subsidiary trial balances, partly through control of checklists and review of reconciliation where dealt with by other functions such as treasury and shared services
  • Assist in the investigation of entries with respective accountants, to ensure material accuracy and no lock up of working capital
  • Identify recommend and assist in changes to accounting systems and controls to ensure fit for purpose to ensure main objectives can be met
  • Provide assistance to the Group Finance Manager – Statutory Reporting as required
  • Assist with implementation of new Consolidation solution
  • Ad-hoc tax, payroll and central accounting assistance as required

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Qualified accountant with post qualifying experience
  • Previous exposure to a Finance Department environment is necessary, together with solid accounting skills and interpretation
  • Ability to work on own initiative & challenge current process
  • Group consolidation experience required
  • Experience of working in a multi-currency environment preferable
  • Attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and flexibility
  • To support our multi-country locations, conversational competence in French or Spanish would be advantageous, but is not essential