Finance Specialist – Part Qual or Newly Qualified Accountant
Rutherford Cross
September 17, 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Edinburgh
Industry and Commerce
Financial and Statutory Accounting


This is an exciting opportunity for a Finance Specialist to join a growing renewables business based in Edinburgh. The Finance Specialist role is a newly created position, will report directly into the Head of Finance and would suit either a part qualified or newly qualified accountant.

Key Responsibilities

System & project work

• Support day-to-day system administration (setup of new GL accounts, projects, cost/profit centres etc.)

• Maintain up-to-date Procurement Approval hierarchy and implement any process changes

• Develop and implement new reports capturing financial and non-financial metrics

• Assist in user training and provide ongoing user support to both finance and non-finance users

• Support finance system improvements and work closely with IT and external stakeholders to create efficiencies

• Ensure any system changes are documented and fit for purpose

• Support internal, external and cross-functional ad-hoc projects to drive automation

General Accounting & Revenue

• Assist in preparing Standard Operating Procedures and ensure these are kept up-to-date

• Assist in preparing, maintaining and distributing accounting policies

• Provide on-going support to wider business in relation to finance queries

• Prepare schedules and supporting documents for the auditors

• Assist in completing regulatory information requests

• Prepare detailed analysis of cost and revenue and provide insight on business performance

• Prepare and analyse Sales Ledger data and work closely with Credit Control Team to support collections process

• Prepare in depth analysis of customer cash receipts

• Prepare month end financial analysis for inclusion in month end pack

Skills/Qualifications Required

• A qualification in Accounting such as ACCA/CIMA/ CA / AAT or be working towards one (preferred)

• Strong Excel skills (essential)

• Knowledge and experience of using and managing Accounting software

• Ability to work with high volumes of data

• Knowledge and experience of using and managing Accounting software

• Ability to drive change and process improvements

• Ability to work with high volumes of data

• Excellent team player who can develop effective working relationships with colleagues

• High level of accuracy

In return you will be offered the opportunity to progress with your career within a fast paced, forward thinking organisation. If you are still studying towards your qualification, full study support will be provided.

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