Financial Accountant Job In Glasgow, Glasgow City

Financial Accountant


  • £150 - £400 per day
  • Posted: 12/02/2020
  • Glasgow, Glasgow City
  • Job Ref: 086105943
  • Temporary

Job Details

Our client, a highly respected Public Sector establishment, based in Glasgow, require a Financial Accountant on an interim basis for approximately 6 months. The salary for the position is in the region of £200 - £400 per day depending on experience (based on PAYE inside IR35).

Main purpose of role:
As part of the organisations transition to becoming a Central Government body there is a requirement for an experienced Financial Accountant to join the Finance Team during this change period. During this time there will be changes in the way the organisation account and report so assistance to help deliver these mandatory requirements is sought. The suitable Chartered Accountant will have extensive post qualification experience in accounts preparation, month end and year end accounting, auditing and the financial control environment.
Forecasting skills are necessary in addition to detailed cash flow forecasting. Demonstrated ability to interact with staff at all levels in the preparation of financial accounts and relevant forecasting.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Chartered accountant
  • Proven work experience as a financial accountant or similar role , minimum 5 years post qualifying experience
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel and accounting software
  • Experienced in the preparation of financial accounts - balance sheet and income and expenditure statements including balance sheet reconciliations
  • Perform month-end and year-end close process
  • Audit experience - external preferred
  • Substantiating financial transactions by auditing documents and extraction of data from financial records and ability to analyse this
  • Forecasting costs and revenues - monitoring actuals against budget and subsequent analysis, cash flow forecasting
  • Gathering and monitoring of financial data, working with staff out with the Finance Team
  • Maintaining accounting controls, such as the reconciliation process, in addition demonstrated experience of a financial controls environment
  • Knowledge of accounting standards
  • Additional analytical ICT skills would be desirable but not essential
  • Public sector experience is not essential