Vacancy posted: Monday, 19 September 2016

Newly Qualified Accountant Edinburgh   33000 - 35000 per annum

Wilkinson & Associates are working with a long established financial services company in Edinburgh. This position is working for a self-contained legal entity within the Group therefore has the benefits of the support structure associated with a larger business but has the variety of role usually aligned with a smaller business.

This position is ideally pitched at candidates looking to make their first move post qualification and as the position reports directly to the Head of Finance, gives the jobholder the platform to be No.2 in the finance function.

The position has responsibility for preparation of UK GAAP for local statutory accounts, IFRS reporting for Group, monthly financial and regulatory reporting to include but not limited to Solvency II, VAT returns, IPT returns and ledger maintenance, dealing with external audit and internal oversight functions.

Summary of role profile:

  • Quarterly preparation of consolidated IFRS reporting for submission to Group
  • Preparation of monthly management reports
  • Review, analyse and delivery of management results, understanding the data and where necessary challenging to help mitigate financial risks
  • Regulatory reporting, ensuring all reporting preparation and all reconciliations are completed in a timely and accurate manner and to an auditable standard
  • Preparation of other group and external returns eg PRA, VAT, IPT, HMRC Interest Submissions
  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers and stakeholders
  • Assist in ad-hoc projects and reporting developments as necessary
  • Lead and supervise junior members of the team

To be considered for the role you must be a qualified (or finalist level) accountant with UK GAAP & IFRS experience. You must be keen to develop your technical and legislative accounting knowledge and skills. You should also be comfortable presenting figures to senior stakeholders and having the confidence and ability to provide challenge where appropriate. It is expected you will be a proven team player, willing to go the extra mile where required and have excellent communication skills. You should be able to demonstrate a problem-solving skill set, attention to detail and sound organisational skills.

Job Reference:   RM103357

Contact Name Ross McQuarrie
Telephone 0131 225 8030
Address Wilkinson & Associates Ltd,
50 Melville Street,
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