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Management Accountant - Edinburgh

Industry & Commerce - Accountant (Qualified)
Ref: 2782 Date Posted: Monday 25 Feb 2019
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This city centre company is seeking a management accountant for a 12 month contract with a view to a permanent role (during that time)

The Company

A growing group company in Edinburgh

The Role 

To manage the period end close process including ownership of key financial reconciliations and preparation of monthly management reporting packs. Provide operational finance support where required and actively review and suggest process improvement. Ad hoc activities as required including monitoring capex, employee expenses and VAT filings.

  • Month End – Manage the month end close process, review reconciliations and ensure month end file is complete. Provide guidance/support to the finance team as required. Prepare and post journals, review the results and reconcile to expected figures.  Prepare key balance sheet account reconciliations for review, and highlight any issues as applicable.
  • Financial Reporting – Preparation of month end reporting packs, provide analysis and explanation of variances. Generate ad-hoc information as required. 
  • Control Environment - Apply the financial control system (e.g. Asset verification, PO/ authority limits, capex, payments and employee expenses). Review processes and controls to identify areas of improvement/weaknesses, and suggest modifications as appropriate. 
  • Compliance Ensure VAT returns are prepared and filed on time, assist in implementation of Making Tax Digital

The Person

  • This is a hands on operational finance role therefore experience in journals, monthend close, reconciliations is essential
  • Qualified Accountant or QBE if experience and background is a great match
  • An independent thinker with a proactive problem solving approach
  • Well organised, deadline driven and self managing