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Assistant Accountant

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Job summary

Salary from £29,759.00 to £34,087.00
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
10 September 2019 at midnight
IRC71016 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for an Assistant Accountant within Education Scotland based in Livingston. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The successful candidate will join the Finance Team in Education Scotland, supporting the agency and senior staff by ensuring financial records are maintained and reported accurately, and to provide reliable and timely information to management on performance against budget.

Qualifications Required 
For jobs in Band B and C you must hold a minimum of 3 highers or equivalent.

The candidate will also be a part qualified accountant, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar finance role. 

Candidates who fail to declare this in their application will not pass the sift.

Essential Criteria
1. A good working knowledge of financial accounting systems and experience in monthly reconciliations, including VAT and Payroll reconciliations.
2. Experience of using Excel as an analytical tool and preparing Management Information at a strategic level.
3. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including experience in dealing effectively with a broad range of stakeholders on financial related matters.
4. Excellent organisation skills, ability to prioritise workloads and work on own initiative, identify key issues and deliver a range of tasks within strict timelines.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Duncan who can be reached at Andrew.Duncan@educationscotland.gov.scot or on 0131 244 3919.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0131 244 8500 or via recruitment@gov.scot. 


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