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Accountant

  • Location

    Edinburgh

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £38000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

  • Contact email:

    kayley.h@sewellwallis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    KAY/1637_1635930495

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-12-03

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

We are proud to be partnering with a globally recognised business with their search for an Accountant on a 6-9 month fixed term contract. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to gain some invaluable experience working for a large complex business. It's a great opportunity to join a business who really look after their employees and a business who can offer excellent opportunities for career progression in the future.

The purpose of this role is to provide accounting support and cover within Central Finance function during a period of high activity. Duties will include;

*Review and approve journals prepared by Assistant Accountants and Accounts Assistants
*Review and approve monthly Income Statement and Balance Sheet reconciliations
*Prepare and post assigned and ad-hoc journals as required
*Preparation of monthly Income Statement and Balance Sheet reconciliations
*Prepare, issue and ensure completion of month end checklists as required
*Investigate and resolve issues within the ledgers
*Assist with statutory audit requirements
*Review and approve weekly allocated payment runs
*Authorise weekly payment runs
*Review and approve cash calls as required
*Review and approve manual payments, i.e. overseas tax payments
*Vendor management - ensure supplier information provided for new suppliers and changes to existing suppliers are viable and comply with internal controls

Suitable candidates:

*Will be qualified or nearing completion of qualification (CA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
*Relevant experience closing general ledger at month end and year end
*Relevant experience preparing complex reconciliations and journals
*Relevant experience adhering to controls and risk mitigation measures around payments and supplier management
*Multi-currency accounting (working with transactional and reporting currencies and calculation of realised and unrealised exchange gains and losses)
*Multi-entity experience (working with a group structure and managing intercompany transactions)

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.