Accountant - Capex

Edinburgh Temporary £300 - £320 per day
  • Working on major expenditure and investment projects
  • 12 month Interim Opportunity

About Our Client

A well-established institution providing essential services across Scotland. This role is based in the historic city of Edinburgh with a central office location, modern facilities and flexible and hybrid working model. This is a time of major investment for the organisation who are undertaking some major high profile projects with a significant capital expenditure budget

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced qualified accountant with Fixed Asset and Capital Budget experience to undertake a critical role in the Finance team for a 12 month Interim contract period.The Accounting Manager will support and provide guidance to senior management and budget holders, including:

  • Providing specialist technical advice on the implementation and compliance of accounting standards, capital accounting guidance, delegations, and governance.
  • Assist with detailed costings in the preparation of business cases that require capital investment.
  • Ensure (with support staff) the integrity of the fixed asset register, ensuring additions, disposal, revaluations, and impairments are carried out accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Work with budget holders to develop and maintain equipment replacement schedules to support the strategic capital planning process.
  • Maintain and monitor the management of leases that fall under IFRS 16 reporting for leases
  • Preparation of statutory annual accounts and other ad hoc reporting for fixed assets, including the impact of annual revaluations.
  • Review of business cases for capital expenditure and lease costs submitted
  • Assisting in the development of financial policies and procedures

The Successful Applicant

A fully qualified accountant with membership of a recognised professional accountancy body ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA or ICAS.

Bring both knowledge and demonstrable success in Capital Budget/Capex management and Fixed Asset Register.

Be well versed in working with senior management teams including project managers.

  • Strong understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and accounting software.
  • Excellent leadership and organisational skills.
  • An ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and deliver at pace.

What's on Offer

  • An attractive daily salary of approximately £300 per day.
  • The chance to work on major high profile projects in a supportive and professional public sector environment.
  • Hybrid working model HQ central Edinburgh.
Lindsay MacLeod
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Phone number
+44 2078 312000

Job summary

Job function
Interim Roles
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Lindsay MacLeod
Consultant phone
+44 2078 312000
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