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Accounts Assistant - Edinburgh

£20,000 - £25,000 - Industry & Commerce - Accounts Assistant/Assistant Accountant/Bookkeeper
Ref: 2176 Date Posted: Monday 20 Nov 2017
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An Excellent opportunity has arisen for an Accounts Assistant on permanent basis based in Edinburgh with a competitive salary and benefits package

The Company

This innovative brand and business are a formidable force not only in the UK but also all over the world. Over the past 12 months they have completed a few highly impressive acquisitions to increase their market share and coverage presenting the perfect time to be join as they embark on a new chapter of their amazing journey.

The Role

The role of Accounts Assistant position presents the opportunity to join a world class finance function and will offer ample career progression development opportunities due to the significant size of the finance function and the overall business. To be considered you must have a minimum of 12 months experience in a similar role and be well versed in the use of an ERP system such as Oracle, SAP, JD Edwards etc.

On Offer

The position of Accounts Assistant will offer a competitive salary between £20,000 - £25,000. The offices are based on the outskirts of Edinburgh and have parking available onsite or are easily accessible via public transport.

You will be involved in but not restricted to the following duties:

  • Arrange payments for all authorised non-purchase ledger invoices, employees expenses, employees advances and returns.
  • Arranging all transfers of funds between group entities.
  • Reviewing bank balances daily and preparing and distributing bank balance report on a weekly basis.
  • Coding all transactions with appropriate Nominal Ledger coding.
  • Perform weekly/monthly bank reconciliation on all group entities including sterling and foreign currency accounts.
  • Performing petty cash, employees’ advances and other control account reconciliations on a weekly or monthly
  • Ensuring processing is performed in line with agreed deadlines.
  • Making regular visits to the Bank to lodge cash and cheques and arrange other transactions.
  • Intercompany funds transfers.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have the following experience:

  • A minimum of 12 months practical purchase ledger/accounts payable experience
  • Experience of using an ERP system such as Oracle, SAP, JD Edwards
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office including Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills with the ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines.


Please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Robinson on 0131 603 7747 or for a private & confidential discussion.