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Accountant - Citizens Advice Scotland

Job Details

Job title
Closing date
Tuesday 17 July 2018
Hours per week
Type of contract
circa £30,000 - £33,000 (commensurate with experience)

More about the job

About the job

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), based in Edinburgh, is the umbrella organisation providing support to Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) across Scotland.

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), our member Citizen Advice Bureaux (CAB), the Citizen Advice consumer service, and the Extra Help Unit, form Scotland’s largest independent advice network. Advice provided by our service is free, independent, confidential, impartial and available to everyone. We are champions for both citizens and consumers and in 2016/17 the Citizens Advice Service in Scotland helped over 309,000 clients in Scotland deal with over one million issues overall.

This is a great opportunity for a part or fully qualified Accountant to join the CAS Finance team.  The Accountant will use their financial expertise to support budget holders across CAS, as well as undertaking a central Finance role covering a wide range of functions and controls. 

You will be a financial expert who is able to break down the complexities of management accounting to support budget holders across CAS who have a differing range of skills, using your communication and negotiation skills to aid this process.  

You should have a methodical approach to work, able to plan and prioritise your workload to ensure that your role in supporting the central Finance function is balanced against support for budget holders.   

You will need to ensure that your work will stand up to the scrutiny of senior managers and the Board, as you will often be required to support the Head of Finance in providing Financial reports and  management account information to be presented at senior management or Board level.  

An understanding and awareness of the unique challenges and requirements of working in Finance within the voluntary sector is desirable.

CAS Benefits

CAS offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexi-time scheme which enables our staff to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please download the CAS Benefits document in the application pack at the bottom of this page.

For more information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification which can be downloaded using the links below.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send completed copies of the Personal Details Form, along with your current CV to:

In addition, please refer to the Job Description and provide a written statement that addresses how you meet the requirements of the role as detailed in the job specification. In the written statement, please provide examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements. 

Closing date: Tuesday 17 July 2018, 5pm

Interview dates: TBC

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About the employer

Citizens Advice Scotland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux – Citizens Advice Scotland (Scottish Charity Number SC016637).