Financial Accountant

Vacancy posted: Friday, 23 September 2016

Salary: 30,000-35,000
Location: Edinburgh

Closing date: 05 October 2016

Are you immediately available for a full time 6 month role based at Girlguiding Scotland's Headquarters in Edinburgh's West End?  We are looking for an experienced  part or fully qualified accountant who will support the Head of Business Management & Finance by taking responsibility for financial reporting and a review of our existing finance systems. You will need to have an eye for detail and accuracy, be approachable and able to articulate financial matters both oral and written to a wide range of people.

Principal responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly management accounts and commentary
  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns under a partial exemption scheme special method
  • Prepare annual financial statements in accordance with the Charities SORP and liaise with the auditors
  • Prepare financial data for inclusion in monitoring returns for external funders and provide support with funding applications
  • Assist with the preparation of annual budgets
  • Review existing accounting software, research and make recommendations for upgrade or replacement
  • Review and update financial procedures
  • Undertake additional project work as requested

Further information about the role and person specification can be found in the application information pack.

Girlguiding Scotland is a charity registered in Scotland SC005548

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