Industry & Commerce - Accountant (Qualified)
Ref: 3534 Date Posted: Monday 22 Nov 2021
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iMultiply are working in partnership with a global industry client in Edinburgh to recruit a interim Project Accountant, for a 12 month FTC

The Company

This sizeable business has grown significantly over the past 10 years through geographic expansion and several impressive mergers & acquisitions to make them a household name within their sector. As they continue their amazing journey, talent acquisition is a major priority for the business as securing the services of exceptional individuals is essential to facilitate even more growth and take further market share.

The Role

The position of Project Accountant will report to the Group Financial Accountant with responsibilities to help support the group finance function in a transition to a new finance platform. The role principally involves balance sheet data readiness project work and other ad hoc tasks.


Key Responsibilities 

You will be involved with but not restricted to the below duties:

  • Supporting on various balance sheet projects as part of a major software implementation.
  • Working with group and local finance teams to resolve historic issues and substantiate legacy general ledger balances for legal entities particularly relating to intercompany.
  • Supporting the team as required on BAU tasks post mid-year systems transition.
  • Majorly contribute as required towards revamping working papers, balance sheet controls, processes, and existing financial models around the new software.
  • Liaising with global finance teams to ensure timely coordination of tasks.
  • Actively contribute towards the timely achievement of wider finance team deliverables and continuous improvement of internal processes.
  • Supporting the team as required, providing cover for team members in times of absence.
  • Gaining a full understanding of all procedures and systems in place – “roll sleeves up” and help the team when necessary.
  • Maintaining good relationships with other departments within the business.


On Offer

The role of Project Accountant will offer a salary of £45,000 - £50,000 plus a highly competitive benefits package including generous bonus & pension allowances. The offices premises are based in Edinburgh city centre and easily accessible via public transport.


To be considered for this opportunity, you must have the following experience:

•    Prior experience in a group accounting role / balance sheet controls (essential)
•    Strong analytical and MS Excel skills (essential)
•    Good practical knowledge of FRS102 (essential)
•    Experience of Elite Enterprise / Elite 3E and SAP Business Objects (desirable)
•    Qualified Accountant – ICAS, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or Equivalent (essential)


Key Competencies    
•    Good planning and organisational skills with the ability to operate independently.
•    Able to discuss and present issues in a confident, professional and appropriate way.
•    Good understanding of financial controls and practical application of policies.
•    Self-motivated with a flexible approach to workload, persevering to get the job done.
•    Disciplined working under pressure, a team player diligent and reliable in nature.
•    Hands-on and proactive with a positive “can do” approach.
•    Pride in producing high quality, accurate and timely information.
•    Well organised with determination to meet agreed deadlines.
•    Good communication skills and the ability to deal with non-finance related personnel.


Please do not hesitate to contact Richard Bruce on 07719 108 237 or for a private & confidential discussion. A detailed job specification is available for suitable applicants.