Group Financial Accountant | Edinburgh
Employer: Link Group
Location: Edinburgh although hybrid working opportunities available
Salary: £45,269 - £57,343 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)
Contract type: Permanent, full time
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 2 October 2022
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About the role
At Link, people are at the heart of everything we do. Our people have made our award-winning social enterprise the success it is today and as it continues to grow, we want them to be the best they can be and to reach their potential.
A new and exciting position of Group Financial Accountant has arisen within Link Group’s Finance Department. The post holder will take a lead role in Financial Accounting across the group ensuring consistency in the production of financial statutory accounts and coordinate the audit process.
Responsibility for the production of the Link Group financial accounts and the management of the Group Fixed Asset team are key requirements of this role.
About the individual
As a qualified Accountant with a recognised accounting body, the Group Financial Accountant will have proven experience in a financial or management accounting role as well as statutory financial reporting and audit.
You will have a firm understanding of key accounting concepts and reporting requirements and the ability to present financial information to a varied audience.
This role requires experience of building successful relationships with people at all levels and with non-finance business partners. Advanced level of IT skills and excellent knowledge of Microsoft systems (Excel, Word) and web enabled IT tools and software is an essential requirement for this role.
In return you will be offered the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through employee training and development. You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions whilst maintaining Link’ s values; Responsibility, Empathy, Social Impact, Participate, Equality, Challenge and Transparency.
About the benefits
As an Investor in People, we strive for continuous improvement through the management and growth of our staff, offering a wide range of training and development opportunities.
As a Link employee, you'll likely benefit from the following:
- A generous starting annual leave entitlement of 35 days (inc. 6 public holidays), increasing to 40 days with length of service (pro-rated for part time employees)
- Employer pension contributions starting at 5% and rising to 9% depending on employee contributions
- Access to a death in service benefits scheme providing 4x salary
- Enhanced company sick and familial pay entitlements
- A Healthcare cash plan for employee and dependents to support health and wellbeing and discounts on shopping, restaurants, and other services.
- A free and confidential employee assistance program and services for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial well-being
- Access to a savings and borrowing scheme and much more!
You will work with colleagues who offer support to ensure our customers' expectations are met. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.
What to do next
Interested? If you have any questions about the role, please email email@example.com and we can arrange for someone from the service to call you for an informal chat.
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Please note that CV's will not be considered.
Please note should an internal applicant be successful in applying for this position on either a seconded or permanent basis, they will move to the terms and conditions associated with the role for the duration of the time they are in post. The terms and conditions are outlined in the advert above, and in the job description.
Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.