Posted on: 2020-06-29

Salary: 45000 -> 50000 per year

Job type: Temporary/Contract

Sector: Public Sector

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A great opportunity to start in a Financial Accountant role remotely and transition into a permanent role

Fyte recruitment, part of the Morgan Philips Group are working with a fantastic organisation in Edinburgh to bring on board an ambitious and enthusiastic Financial Accountant.

The role is initially an interim position until the end of the year where is will transition into a permanent role in line with an impending restructure within the organisation.

The business is therefore looking for a candidate who is ultimately after a permanent job but who would look to join the business initially on a contract.

The client is ideally looking for a qualified Accountant with 2-3 year post qualifying experience who would looking to develop their skills and progress their career.

The key focus of the role will initially be as follows;

  • Year-end reconciliations
  • Balance sheet
  • Profit and loss account
  • Help create working papers for audit (audit Scotland (AS) provide a checklist).
  • Ensure working papers are all stored in a central, well organised, Sharepoint folder which will be easily transferred to AS.
  • Improve on presentation of working papers where possible to ensure that auditors understand transactions and to limit audit queries
  • Assist in the management of AR and AP
  • Reviewing the refunds/credits overall position and preparation of bank files for upload with all backup
  • Help with queries from the team and wider organisation
  • Assist with Management reporting for Leadership Group, ARC and Board
  • Assist in the preparation of government returns
  • Support the capital funded projects in the organisation in relation to finance matters
  • Liaise with the design team on the creation of the financial statements
  • Review drafts and list/suggest amendments to ensure the figures are as expected and agree to backup and the look and feel of the document is in line with expectations
  • Assist with the preparation of the accountability report. Liaise with the design team and review drafts for amendments.
  • Work with Parliamentary Affairs Manager to ensure Performance Report deadlines are being kept to, liaise with design team and review drafts.
  • Help manage Audit Scotland’s requirement throughout the course of the audit.
  • Assist Head of Finance with finance support to projects across the organisation

The permanent role will differ slightly in responsibility when the restructure completes at the end of the year.


  • Qualified Accountant - 2/3 years post qualifying experience
  • Solid Financial Accounting skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Must be looking for a permanent role where you can develop your experience

This role will interview over video and start remotely. It can look at candidates in permanent roles if the notice period is no more than 1 month.

This could be great opportunity for someone that has perhaps been adversely affected by the current climate.

If you are interested in this vacancy please contact Graeme Bruce in our Edinburgh office on 0131 555 9859 or email your CV to

Please note you will receive an automated response advising you that we have received your CV.

Morgan Philips Group and is a leading provider of recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.

We are committed to ensuring that all job applicants are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.


Graeme Bruce
+44 131 555 9859
1 Lochrin Square 92 Fountainbridge
EH3 9QA Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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