Interim Accountant

Scotland, Edinburgh
£35000 - £42000 per annum
17 Jun 2019
15 Jul 2019
Alastair Riley
Contract Type
Level of qualification

My client is seeking to interim accountants to join the team asap. This role requires a strong hands on accountant who is available at short notice.

Client Details

Market leading organisation


  • Integrity and assurance of the financial ledgers (sales accruals, operating costs and balance sheet)
  • Planning for financial reporting processes, this includes monthly reporting, formal forecasts, medium-term plan and investment survey. For these processes, lead the consolidation of the asset teams' results to present the total view.
  • Delivery of monthly and quarterly reporting, formal forecasts, medium-term plans and investment surveys. Accountable for their submission into the financial systems of our shareholders
  • Assisting the change in the financial systems used including the establishment of new companies within the reporting systems
  • The provision of external audit requirements to quality and time and identification and delivery of improvements in this process.
  • Ensuring accounting policies are successfully implemented and operating effectively
  • Production of the accounts under UK GAAP to ensure a smooth audit process and timely completion.


  • Accounting qualification (ACA/ CIMA/ ACCA). Several years' experience working in industry.
  • Knowledge of both UK GAAP and IFRS, experience of preparing statutory accounts (if applicable) and the confidence to apply them to practical examples is essential
  • Knowledge of accounting policies, processes and systems.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Able to challenge the way things are done and look at ways to make improvements to the business
  • Proficient IT skills (Spreadsheets, database, Visual basic)
  • Knowledge of internal systems (SAP etc)
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting activities and be proactive
  • Act with complete integrity and confidentiality
  • Committed to continuous improvement and development of skills and knowledge

Job Offer

My client is looking to bring the individual on for a 6 - 9 month contract. Flexible working is potentially available.

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