Accounts Assistant - Edinburgh

£20,000 - £25,000 - Non-for-Profit Sector - Accounts Assistant/Assistant Accountant/Bookkeeper
Ref: 3140 Date Posted: Monday 02 Dec 2019
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A fantastic opportunity for an Accounts Assistant to join a growing and ambitious organisation on a permanent basis.

The Organisation

Honest, innovative and open minded, this organisation its committed to developing its people and offering a flexible work/life balance to retain employees and achieve its strategic goals. Based in Edinburgh city centre, this is an ideal role for someone who is keen to expand their accounting skill set and knowledge

On Offer

The position of Accounts Assistant will offer a salary of £20,000 - £25,000 plus an excellent benefits package. The organisation is looking for a talented individual with strong organisational capabilities and a willingness to learn and develop.                     

The Role 

  • Assisting the preparation of monthly management accounts for all group companies;
  • Maintenance of accurate financial records for the organisation, including the input of transactions onto Sage;
  • Maintain purchase ledger process - including the booking of invoices, approval, and set up of BACS payments;
  • Monitor and record the day-to-day transactions through the bank, including performing reconciliations at the month-end;
  • Supporting the preparation of monthly payroll; 
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns, including relevant back up;
  • Preparation of direct debit collections;
  • Assisting the preparation of the statutory accounts and with the year-end audit process;
  • Support the finance and admin activities of Social Investment Scotland and provide assistance to other members of the SIS team as required;
  • Act as a pivotal initial point of contact for ongoing customer relationships;
  • To represent the organisation at conferences and events to promote our services.

The Person

  • At early stages of accountancy qualification (AAT, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Understanding, interpreting and appropriately presenting financial information
  • An awareness and background knowledge of entrepreneurial business
  • Working and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Excellent organisational skills; ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong attention to detail and strong numerical abilities 
  • Professionalism and commitment

Please don't hesitate to contact Jack Ramage on 0131 603 7747 or for a private & confidential discussion.