Assistant Accountant (FP&A) - Edinburgh

£30,000 - £40,000 - Industry & Commerce - Part Qualified Accountant
Ref: 3006 Date Posted: Tuesday 06 Aug 2019
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iMultiply are engaged with an established Scottish headquartered business for the recruitment of an Assistant Accountant (FP&A) paying £30,000 - £40,000 plus a competitive benefits package. This is an excellent opportunity for a part or very recently qualified accountant looking to make a move from the Big4 into an industry role in a business that's keen to support their development and career progression.

The Organisation

Based in Edinburgh City Centre, the organisation employs over 300 people and boasts a number of key and diverse revenue streams. With a number of recent senior hires, the organisation has sent a message to the market that they intend to grow their market share in the short to medium term with more hires and acquisitions in the pipeline. Following these recent hires, a new position of Assistant Accountant (FP&A) has been created to allow the business to take a proactive and analytical approach to the organisation's financial performance.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Group Accountant this newly created position will play a key role in overseeing the production of the monthly management board packs along with a key role in setting budgets, cashflows and identifying trends for senior department heads and the board of Directors.

On Offer

The role of Assistant Accountant (FP&A) will offer a salary of around £30,000-£40,000 plus a competitive benefits package. The offices premises are based in Edinburgh City Centre and easily accessible via public transport.

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

  • Update and maintain the Group Forecast Model in Excel for different scenarios as required for monthly reporting, budgeting/ quarterly forecasting, corporate cashflow submission to lenders and ad-hoc requirements including transactions and working capital reports
  • Ensure the Group Forecast Model is aligned with the Long-Range Strategic Model and assist the Senior Group Accountant (in running the long range model as required
  • Run and reconcile the monthly actuals file and ensure the report captures all controllable costs for Actual v Budget v Forecast reporting
  • Prepare the templates used to gather the finance inputs to the quarterly review process and develop/maintain them to ensure they continue to be fit for purpose
  • Assist the Senior Group Accountant in the planning and co-ordination of the Annual Budget process
  • Prepare the budget templates used to consolidate the asset, project and department/office budgets
  • Produce summary schedules for inclusion in the presentations and papers for the Senior Leadership Team
  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly corporate cashflow submission package to lenders
  • Provide input for the Board/Audit Committee and capital expenditure guidance and analysis
  • Pro-actively track actuals/forecast against the corporate budget to ensure that timely action is taken so that commitments do not breach approvals
  • Identify, initiate and implement improvements to maximise value and efficiency

Candidate requirements:

  • Part or Newly Qualified Accountant (CA/ACCA/CIMA) – ESSENTIAL
  • Advanced Excel abilities - ESSENTIAL
  • Ability to engage, interact and influence senior stakeholders
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

If you would like to have a confidential discussion regarding this role please do not hesitate to get in contact with Andrew Robinson on 0131 603 7747 or