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Accountant - Business Services - Edinburgh

£Competitive salary + Benefits + Flex Working - Professional Services - Accountancy
Ref: 3780 Date Posted: Monday 12 Nov 2018
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Our client, a highly reputable mid-tier firm of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors currently seek an experienced Accountant for their successful Business Services department. The team provides a range of business support services for clients including management accounts, business plans, projections and secondments. This is a rare opportunity to work in a tailored business advisory capacity for your clients.

You will have the opportunity to work with clients in a wide range of sectors including SME’s, not for profit clients, technology companies, entrepreneurial clients and start-ups. The role will involve a great deal of client contact some of which will be at their premises so strong interpersonal skills are essential.  Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Proactively working with an interesting and varied portfolio of clients
  • Preparation of management accounts for a variety of clients
  • Producing meaningful commentaries on client figures to assist clients in effectively running their businesses.
  • Preparation of forecasts, business plans and other ad hoc reports.
  • Preparation of annual accounts for sole traders, partnerships and ltd companies.
  • Preparation of VAT Returns, including partial exemption calculations.
  • Assisting with the review and development of improved working practices and in-house training sessions.
  • Coaching and mentoring junior staff.
  • Developing and maintaining client contact and effective relationships.
  • Regular communication with both Managers and Partners.

You will be a qualified Accountant (ACCA/CA or qualified by experience) with experience of working within practice preparing management accounts, VAT returns and annual accounts. You will have good financial reporting skills and can adopt a highly commercial approach to analysing figures. This is a good opportunity for a newly qualified or ambitious individual to join a busy and expanding, client facing team. Experience of cloud-based accounting software is advantageous but not essential.

£Competitive Salary (DOE) + Benefits + Flex working. For further information contact Lynsey Kerr on (0131) 516 4333 or email