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Accounts Junior

£18,600 to £20,000
Job Type
13 Jul 2022
Accounts Junior

Our client is a fast growing Xero accounting practice, based in Edinburgh, offering digital accounting consultancy, training, and virtual finance team services.

Our client specialises in Xero advisory work, clean-ups and consulting on accounting automation. Their clients love what they do - and as a result of continued and substantial growth in this area, they are now looking to expand their team.

This role is an excellent opportunity to pursue a career in accountancy and to gain directly relevant experience of all aspects of an accounting function. The successful candidate will be supported to pursue formal accounting training on the AAT pathway through Edinburgh College.

Responsibilities will include:

Purchase Ledger

To receive and process purchase invoices
To record purchase invoices received on appropriate purchase order systems
To ensure purchase invoices are authorised appropriately
To assist in the preparation and processing of payment runs, as may be required
To send out remittance advice notes to suppliers
To liaise with suppliers in the event of any query
To check and maintain supplier statements

Sales Ledger

To raise sales invoices from information supplied
To send out customer statements as required
To liaise with customers regarding queries on account
Credit control tasks, as required
Record customer receipts accurately


To receive and process credit card transactions
To post bank payments and receipts to Xero, ensuring all transactions are appropriately documented
To ensure bank reconciliations are carried out in a timely basis
To post bank transfers appropriately

Nominal Accounting Tasks

To prepare journal entries for posting to accounts software
To assist with nominal reconciliations
Assist with preparation and submission of VAT returns

Additional Tasks

Accurate filing and record keeping
Preparation and maintenance of process maps
Assist the team with the smooth running of the practice, to include answering the phone, dealing with queries and other admin tasks as required.

The successful candidate does not need to be qualified or experienced as training will be provided. However, candidates who are able to demonstrate an interest in the industry, or in business, will be preferred.

To be considered, candidates must be able to demonstrate:

Strong literacy and numeracy skills
Attention to detail
Enthusiasm to learn and motivation to commit to ongoing CPD
An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and ethical behaviour
Ability to communicate effectively
An organised approach - able to effectively prioritise work
Able to work independently and productively

The role is offered on a full-time basis, being 37.5 hours per week. It is envisaged that candidates will complete their professional studies in their own time, although our client is open to reduced hours should that be required.

The role is offered on a flexible basis and with some notice they are able to accommodate variation to regular working hours. In the first instance the successful candidate will be required to work from the office.

The basic salary will be £18,600 per annum (FTE). The first three months of employment shall be a probationary period. Terms of employment will be reviewed following successful completion of the probation period, and thereafter annually on 1st April. Course fees will also be included in the remuneration package.

The company's holiday year runs from 1st January to 31st December and the employee will be entitled to 28 days paid holiday, pro-rated for part time hours.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a keen, motivated candidate to develop a career in accounting. The AAT pathway is an excellent foundation for any accounting career and the work of the practice will directly support AAT studies. There are strong prospects to advance within the practice, taking on responsibility for looking after clients and also to supervise the work of more junior staff as candidates advance in their studies and experience.

The successful candidate will benefit from excellent, structured training, delivered internally which will directly support the content delivered at College. This is an excellent opportunity to attain a well reputed accounting qualification with exposure to very varied client work.

The practice is a fast growing organisation with impressive plans for growth and a strong reputation as a centre for excellence.

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  • Job Reference: 657031639-2
  • Date Posted: 13 July 2022
  • Recruiter: eTalent
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £18,600 to £20,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent