Assistant Accountant
at Robert Half International UK

Date Posted: 09/06/2019

Job Description

Ref ID:  06470-0010925444


This is a fantastic role based in Edinburgh centre for a dynamic Accounts Assistant who is looking to take on more responsibility and grow within and established business.


  • Processing purchase invoices and delivery notes
  • Dealing with purchase ledger/sales ledger queries
  • Assisting the accountant with month end close and year end statutory accounts
  • Supplier statement reconciliations and payments
  • Assist with cash flow forecasting
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Daily Processing of bank transactions and monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepare inter-company reconciliations and arranging bank transfers
  • Raise sales invoices to customers
  • Preparing and posting journals


  • Strong accounting system knowledge
  • Experience positing key accounting transactions and running reports
  • Experience managing AR/AP
  • A bookkeeping qualification AAT or ACCA would be desirable
  • Understanding of prepayments and accruals and journals also desirable
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Keen to work in a fast paced environment and working on multiple ledgers and accounts
  • Strong communication skills, a positive working attitude and flexibility
  • Happy to work in a small team


The company is an established and well known business running multiple smaller holdings across Edinburgh. They are actively working towards cultivating a modern, dynamic and progressive working environment and are keen to hire talent who can bring new ideas to the table and fresh ways of approaching problems.

Salary & Benefits

Salary on offer is £22-26k DOE

Good benefits - flexible working, good pensions and generous holiday allowance. Progression opportunities encouraged.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms:

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