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Accountant - Edinburgh

Finance - Finance
Ref: 128 Date Posted: Tuesday 30 Jan 2018
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Burness Paull is one of Scotland’s premier law firms with offices across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, serving clients in Scotland, the UK and globally.  We have over 480 people and have worked on deals in more than 60 jurisdictions. We have one goal - to be the Best Scottish Law Firm in the World.

We are looking to recruit an Accountant for the Finance division in our Edinburgh office on a permanent basis.


Key responsibilities for the Accountant are:

  • We’re looking for someone who is highly organised and experienced in balance sheet and ledger controls and reconciliations, and cash flow forecasting;

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and assistance with annual accounts (to include prepayments, accruals, WIP valuation and bad debt provision);

  • Review of performance against budget monthly to include investigating any variances;

  • Responsibility for checking and sending client and firm transfers;

  • Responsibility for reviewing bank reconciliations prepared by cash room team;

  • Responsibility for reconciling all balance sheet accounts to the trial balance at each month end;

  • Support the Finance Manager in statutory reporting, budgeting, annual audit and tax preparation.


We are looking for someone who is a strong communicator with the ability to explain financial information in a non-financial way.

This role would suit a newly or recently qualified Accountant.  Qualified by experience candidates will be considered, dependent on experience.

This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic team in a successful, growing firm.

Michelle Scott - Your contact for this role

If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the button below, or get in touch for an informal chat:


+44 (0)1224 261286

  • Legal Business Awards 2014 National/Regional Firm of the Year

  • Legal 500 UK Awards 2013 ‘Scottish Firm of the Year'

  • ‘Legal Advisor of the Year‘ 2013

  • UK 200 Listed Firm 2013