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Project Accountant - Citizens Advice Scotland

Job Details

Job title
Project Accountant
Closing date
Friday 15 March 2019
Wednesday 20 March 2019
Hours per week
Type of contract
Fixed term
£30,000 - £33,000 per annum, commensurate with experience

More about the job

About the job

Citizens Advice Scotland runs a series of national specialist services as projects which require centralised project co-ordination. We are currently looking for a Project Accountant who will work alongside Finance and the rest of the allocated project team, ensuring successful delivery and development.  The role is offered on a fixed-term basis until the end of April 2020.

As well as providing expert and timely financial project support to Budget Holders within Citizens Advice Scotland, your role will cover all aspects of initial funding proposals, budget compilation and monitoring. This includes ordering and spend within the online procurement, grant claims and reconciliations.

Initially, this role will be allocated to the Help to Claim project. Help to Claim is a comprehensive, enhanced support service which will be delivered by the bureau network. Citizens Advice Bureaux will provide the advice and support people need to submit their claim for Universal Credit and support them through to their first payment. Citizens Advice Bureaux will employ specialist advisers to deliver the service face to face, through webchat and telephony.

You will be a financial expert who is able to break down the complexities of management accounting to support Project Budget Holders who have a differing range of skills, using your communication and negotiation skills to aid this process. You have a methodical approach to work, able to plan and prioritise your workload and are comfortably using Finance systems.  

This role offers you the opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network, making an invaluable contribution to citizens’ lives.

For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below.

Employee benefits

Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees 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 see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.

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, we ask you to provide a written statement with examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post, as set out in the job description and person specification.


Equality & diversity monitoring

To help Citizens Advice Scotland monitor equality and diversity statistics please return the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separate from your other application documents by emailing it to:

About the employer

The Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux – Citizens Advice Scotland. Scottish charity (SC016637) and company limited by guarantee (89892)