accountant in edinburgh

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location
edinburgh, scotland
job category
accountancy & finance
job type
contract
working hours
Full-Time
experience
3 years pqe plus
reference number
E244

job description

Accountant

Location: Rainton Bridge, Edinburgh

Contract: 6 months

Salary: £40,000 (PAYE).

My client is responsible for developing, constructing, and operating renewable assets in the UK. They currently operates nearly 800MW of wind energy and storage facilities. In addition they are seeking to deliver between 50 to 80 MW each year from its own development pipeline or though securing new acquisitions of projects or portfolios capable of delivering growth and value to its Shareholders.

The Accountants are key roles in the Finance Team. You will work with your manager and senior accountant to ensure delivery of the Finance team's objectives.

Principal Accountabilities:

The Accountant will assist the Manager with the following:



* Helping the identification and implementation of opportunities for continuous development of processes and information to meet changing customer needs.
* Delivery of documentation on the team's key processes

In the Financial Reporting & Planning team, the focus will be on



* 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.
* Liaising with the Senior Tax Manager to ensure tax compliance
* Delivery of documentation on the team's key processes

In the Management Reporting team, the focus will be on



* Production and provision of management information by liaising with the Business Partnering teams for forecast information and Financial Reporting & Planning team for actual performance
* The FAM to integrate the forecast financial information with existing actual system data to provide the Financial Reporting & Planning team with the required inputs for the reporting systems (SAP and BOFC)
* Assisting in the delivery of monthly and quarterly reporting, formal forecasts, medium-term plans and investment surveys information packs.
* Initiating improvements to the management reporting processes to achieve an efficient and effective reporting process.
* Helping to managing the provision of internal governance, risk and control requirements to quality and time and identification and delivery of improvements in this process.

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge & Skills:



* 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, BOFC)
* Strong attention to detail
* 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
* Experience of the energy or services industry is desirable.

Randstad Business Support is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

skills

month end

qualification

acca,cima

educational requirements

university