Interim Financial Accountant

Scotland, Edinburgh
Sep 02, 2019
Sep 30, 2019
Alastair Riley
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified

My client is seeking an Interim Financial Accountant for an ongoing assignment in Edinburgh city centre.

Client Details

Market leading organisation in Edinburgh.


  • Act as a business partner to the various entities building strong working relationships
  • Through the local finance team members manage the statutory requirements for UK entities
  • Provide variance analysis and financial commentary for the UK entities
  • Implement strong robust controls and procedures
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and development for finance team members.
  • Ensure appropriate financial close procedures are in place including account reconciliations, full review of P&L including overheads etc.
  • Manage the cash flow and provide regular, accurate forecasts to group
  • Management and ownership of the budget process for the various entities in line with the Group policy and timetable
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Liaise with the auditors for the Group and statutory audits of the subsidiaries
  • Preparation of various legal entities IFRS and local GAAP financial statements
  • Subject matter expert for ERP and other business system projects


* A qualified accountant (CA, ACCA, CIMA) with experience leading an operational finance team
* Proven, excellent leadership skills to motivate and develop finance team members
* Familiar with UKGAAP/ IFRS requirements as well as regulatory and taxation requirements
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and familiar with complex multi-national structures
* Strong commercial focus and a progressive approach to problem solving
* Analytical mind with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy of output
* Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at operational and board level
* An ability to build strong working relationships with global colleagues
* Strong ERP system experience
* Advanced Excel skills

Job Offer

My client is willing to pay a strong day rate to the successful Interim Financial Accountant