Assistant Accountant / Analyst – Management Accounts - Elgin

Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 133 Date Posted: Friday 20 Jan 2023
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Are you someone who loves analysing data on month-by-month or year-on-year variances? Do you love to bring those figures to life with a backstory for the business? Then why not consider a role as a Management Accountant’s Assistant within a large finance team?

Providing support to the Management Accountant, the role will suit someone who is either Qualified or PQ Accountant or Business Analyst with a Finance background. A self-starter and analytical thinker who is process driven with the ability to think strategically.


What you’ll do

Working within the finance team, you will provide support in the following;

  • Month-end close of the general ledger and processing of monthly journal entries such as depreciation, accruals and prepayments.
  • Assist with Trial Balance & Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • KPI reporting, P&L variance analysis, Budget spend versus actuals, monthly management accounts, balance sheet reconciliations and query resolution.
  • VAT Returns
  • Work collaboratively with other departments, such as payroll, to help and support during peak periods or holidays.


To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Educated to SCQF Level 9 in a relevant discipline, Accounting, Business, Finance or qualified by experience.
  • Career path may include working within busy Finance or Accounts team or Financial Analyst background
  • IT Skills, IFS, SAGE with Intermediate Excel Skills.
  • Have an analytical and pragmatic approach
  • Excellent communication skills liaising internally and externally on the telephone and in person with other team members and suppliers.
  • Bring a proactive contribution to this team-orientated company.


Pay and Benefits

  • Pay bracket £22K - £28K; flexibility for negotiation above this, depending upon experience.
  • Fixed Term Contract - 12 months however may extend to 15 month with opportunities for full time, permanent role.
  • Above average holiday allowance of 34 days + celebration day and Kings Coronation Day this year too!!
  • Hybrid working and hot desking for all staff – remote working may be available.
  • Employer pension, life assurance, and discounts on company products.
  • Successful applicants will be based in modern, spacious offices in Moray, central to the town centre.

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