Assistant Accountant

Are you a finance professional eager to take the next step in your career? An exciting opportunity awaits you within the Finance Team of a thriving company in the heart of Scotland's scientific hub.

Join a company with a global footprint, making waves in renewable energy, microelectronics, fundamental research, and life sciences. At their core, they aspire to make a positive impact on every life by delivering lasers with unparalleled reliability and performance.

Over the last decade, their presence in Scotland has surged, defying global economic slowdowns. With a robust product development pipeline, they anticipate continued growth, paving the way for exciting opportunities within their organization. As a result of their sustained growth, they are seeking a self-motivated Assistant Accountant to join our Finance Team.


                What you will bring:

  • Timely processing of monthly payroll information for external bureau submission
  • Handling payroll returns, including P11D and P60 data, and executing year-end tasks
  • Execution of month-end financial accounting routines and corporate reporting schedules
  • Monthly completion of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Filing monthly VAT returns accurately and on time
  • Weekly maintenance of trial balance
  • Filing of government returns, such as those for the Office of National Statistics.
  • Ensuring compliance with SOX regulations
  • Offering ad-hoc support as needed and providing coverage for fellow team members within the Accounting team when necessary


What the role will look like:

  • Maintain the company's purchase and sales ledgers
  • Manage income and bank processes, including reconciling bank statements
  • Assist in maintaining accounting systems and financial records
  • Collaborate closely with the Finance & Operations team and other company departments
  • Engage with suppliers, customers, venues, and auditors to support financial processes
  • Conduct weekly payment runs for both domestic and foreign transactions
  • Facilitate monthly intercompany netting and settlements
  • Provide weekly cash flow forecasts to the central Treasury team
  • Perform reconciliations for Intercompany and Bank accounts in multiple currencies
  • Manage and process Accounts Payable invoices when necessary
  • Oversee Fixed Asset management, including tagging and reconciliation processes


             What you will get in return:

  • Enjoy a generous allowance of 30 days annual leave
  • Hybrid working pattern
  • Participate in a contributory pension scheme for financial planning
  • Benefit from a 3% employee pension contribution, with an additional 8% contributed by the employer
  • Receive a competitive remuneration package
  • Access subsidized private healthcare for comprehensive well-being
  • Receive free life assurance for added peace of mind
  • Embrace work-life balance with flexible core hours, providing the freedom to start your weekend early
  • Experience a welcoming and business-focused workplace, enriched by a supportive team atmosphere
  • Access modern facilities that elevate your work experience, complete with an on-site cafeteria for your convenience
  • Enjoy the blend of a friendly environment and cutting-edge amenities designed to enhance your overall workplace satisfaction
Accountancy & Finance
Job Posted: 
Wed, 15 Nov 2023
Closing Date: 
Wed, 13 Dec 2023

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