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Trainee Accountant

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Job summary

£26995 - £29776
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
03 December 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Trainee Accountant within the National Records of Scotland's Finance Team based in Edinburgh. 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 National Records of Scotland's Finance Team, part of the Corporate Services Directorate. This role offers a unique opportunity to work with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, to ensure the delivery of value for money outcomes. The Trainee Accountant has a specific role and also supports the Finance Manager in the delivery of an effective finance function. This post is important in providing the necessary support and advice, building strong relationships with customers to support the Scottish Government's and NRS' overall purpose. The post holder will work directly to the Programme Finance Manager (B2) and will work closely with the Senior Finance Manager (B3) and Programme Finance Lead (C1).

Essential Criteria
1. Advanced excel skills with a proven track record of using excel effectively as a finance business tool.
2. Be able to demonstrate strong analytical skills, with proven ability to extract and analyse complex information from a variety of sources, drawing together key findings and recommendations where financial data analysis concerned.
3. Strong communication skills, including evidence of the ability to build and maintain positive and effective working relationships.
4. An energetic, self-motivated person who takes responsibility for their own workload, works efficiently under pressure and delivers to tight timescales.

Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

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 Michal Wawrzyniak at michal.wawrzyniak@nrscotland.gov.uk

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 interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. 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.  

The Scottish Government is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. 


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