Group Accountant

Hutcheon Mearns is delighted to be supporting an innovative, high-growth technology business to recruit for a Group Accountant to join their small finance team (4) in Dundee.  A new role, reporting into the Head of Finance, this position has been created through business growth into new territories and recent implementation of a new accountancy software system.  This business specialises in providing technology solutions to enable sustainable and ethical practices in their market.  An organisation with ambitious growth plans and strong financial backing, this company can offer progression and development in the long term as well as a varied remit in the short term. 

The Opportunity

As the Group Accountant, you will work collaboratively and proactively with stakeholders to provide high quality and accurate financial documentation, primarily around monthly reporting packs, departmental and cost centre reporting as well as R&D grant project expenditure.  Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will support the preparation and analysis of various financial reports, statements and forecasts.  Your ability to support the financial reporting team in their daily tasks will be a crucial component of your success within the team.  Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Preparation and review of intercompany reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations and fixed asset reconciliations
  • Preparation of monthly reporting packs for management as well as department and cost centres including variance analysis
  • Interrogation of financial data to ensure accuracy and highlight any issues 
  • Accruals and prepayments 
  • Monitoring and preparing grant claims and preparing consolidated timesheets for R&D capitalisation of labour costs 
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual budgets 
  • Support colleagues in company statutory audit process 
  • Support wider team to develop processes, procedures and controls 

The Successful Candidate

You will be a Part-qualified or Qualified Accountant and Qualified By Experience may be considered with relevant experience.  You will have a strong understanding of accounting principles and practices - perhaps gained from a training in professional practice.  Strong communication skills, a problem solving mentality and ability to work to deadlines, will all be essential skills for this role.  Experience using Microsoft Business Central (formerly NAV) would be highly advantageous but not essential..  Strong IT skills and the ability to utilise Microsoft Excel proficiently are required.  

Benefits and Flexibility 

This organisation offers a significant degree of flexibility to their team including flexible start and finish times, opportunity to finish at 2.30pm on a Friday and hybrid working.   The finance team currently work 2-3 days in the office per week on average but this is very flexible. There is free parking onsite and a modern, open plan office facility.  

  • 33 days annual leave + birthday off
  • Death in Service at 4 X salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Share option scheme 
  • Enhanced parental leave policies
  • Extended paid leave - bereavement and sick leave
  • Company pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Possibility of study support 

Next steps

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Accountant with a strong grounding in accounting principles who would like to develop these in a small but growing team, to join an exciting business.  If you feel like this sounds like an opportunity for you, get in touch and apply with your full CV.