Assistant Accountant

Hutcheon Mearns is delighted to support our key client in recruiting an Assistant Accountant on a 9-month contract basis.

Based in the city centre of Glasgow (minutes walk from Central and Queen Street stations), the current working pattern is one day a week (Wednesday) in the office, this may be required to change to 2 at peak reporting times.

You'll join a thriving team, one where the manager is hands-on, very approachable, and always ready to pass on his knowledge and skills, you'll therefore have a great opportunity within the role to further develop your skills.

Whilst this role is a contract, our client has enjoyed progressive success over the last few years and there should be ample opportunity to apply for permanent posts at the end of the contract.

The Opportunity

  • Prepare and post monthly journals including payroll postings, accruals and prepayments, and specific cost adjustments · Produce payroll reconciliations. 
  • Trend analysis and comparison against plan & prior year before month-end close
  • Support specific group-related accounting matters where applicable
  • Assist in the monthly variance analysis and commentary production providing insightful analysis 
  • Develop a good understanding of the business revenue streams 
  • Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts 
  • Proactively work with relevant stakeholders to ensure all outstanding balances are followed up with clear notes, timelines, and actions for resolution
  • Assist with the production of the monthly Risks and Opportunities schedule
  • Produce clear audit trails in own work to meet required internal standards · Understand accounting procedures and processes and be able to discuss potential impact with other areas of the business

Background and Experience

You'll have a background in finance, you'll have a great eye for detail, and enjoy analysis and reconciliations. You'll thrive in working in a busy, changeable environment. A good understanding of systems and Excel are important.

Flexibility and Benefits

Hybrid working, working within fantastic office space (so much so more employees are in than ever before!), above average holiday allowance and various flexible benefits.

Interviews will be held in person, the format tends to be fairly informal, our clients are always keen to ensure that candidates have a great introduction and interview experience with them.

Next Steps

If you are interested in taking the next step in your career or feel a change of environment or sector is your next path, this could be the ideal job opportunity for you!  To apply please send a full CV.  For a confidential discussion or more information, please reach out to Pamela McCulloch at Hutcheon Mearns at  Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered for this role as no sponsorship is available.