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Financial Accountant

Job summary

£38541 - £46599
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
06 November 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for Financial Accountant within the Disclosure Scotland based in Glasgow. 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.

Disclosure Scotland currently provides a criminal checking service and is responsible for the operation and delivery of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. This post sits directly below the Head of Finance and Analytical Services within the Corporate Services Directorate of Disclosure Scotland. This is an interesting time within this organisation as we transform our current business processes to become more digitally engaged through having replaced of our existing systems including our Financial system. We are now embarking on the Implementation of the Disclosure (Scotland) Act which became law on 14 July 2020.

This post plays a vital role in supporting the consolidation of the Agency's annual accounts in accordance with the government financial reporting manual (FREM) and Scottish Public Financial Manual (SPFM). This is a busy, challenging post where you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the system of budgetary control and financial monitoring within the Agency.

You will contribute to financial reporting continuously reviewing and taking appropriate opportunities to raise reporting standards and improve operational effectiveness and consistency through process, technology and people.

Key to the post is the ability to maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, both internal and external whilst managing the timing and quality of information.

This post reports to the Head of Finance and Analytical Services and is responsible for a team including 1 x B1, 1 x A4, and 1 x A3.

Qualifications Required
Professionally qualified accountant – CCAB professional accountancy body or equivalent with up to date CPD.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Professionally qualified accountant – CCAB professional accountancy body or equivalent with up to date CPD, understanding and experience of Budgeting and Financial Management processes and Reporting.
2. Excellent technical accounting skills with solid experience in monthly management accounts preparation and solid experience in compiling year-end financial.
3. Strong financial modelling skills using applications such as Microsoft Excel.
4. Proven ability to work on your own initiative, coping with the demands of a fast changing environment where opportunities need to be quickly realised, whilst managing competing priorities and ensuring deadlines are met utilising staff available.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the Skype for Business application downloaded. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.

Further Information
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 Chris McCrone by e-mail at chris.mccrone@disclosurescotland.gov.scot.

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

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