Accounts Senior

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Accounts Senior to join our Business Advisory team in Edinburgh.  The successful candidate will provide support to Client Managers through a varied role which includes client management, business development, providing training and support to more junior employees.  There will also be an opportunity to study towards a formal qualification and to progress within the team to Client Manager level.

Main duties

  • Preparation of statutory financial statements from clients records maintained on Xero, Sage, etc.
  • Preparation of management accounts with commentary.
  • Preparation of planning including budget and fee quotes
  • Providing analytical review of the figures in the accounts.
  • Ensuring statutory disclosures are accurate and proofing of accounts.
  • A good working knowledge of charity accounting and disclosure requirements will be an advantageous but not a requirement.
  • Provide a complete pack to managers for review which includes letter to the client, accounts, a list of queries etc.
  • Proactively communicate with managers on progress of workload and where possible.
  • Provide assistance with ad-hoc advisory research and tasks.
  • Proactively carrying out technical research to enhance knowledge and assist clients.
  • Preparation of fee notes to be issued to client.
  • Ad-hoc assurance work including grant claims and similar engagements.
  • Liaise/meet with clients.
  • Providing constructive advice to clients, for example, making recommendations to improve their accounts processes or identify cost savings.
  • Provide assistance for clients on accounting software, including Xero and Sage.
  • Assist managers with the review of planning and small accounts jobs.
  • Active involvement in the training and development of new and junior employees.
  • Active involvement in the business advisory group strategic plan.
  • Active participant of an appropriate sector development group.

If you are interested in this role please complete our submission form and upload the required document.

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Vacancy details

Job title:
Accounts Senior
Department:
Business Advisory Team
Responsible to:
Accounts Manager
Office location(s):
Edinburgh