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Accounts Assistant - Accounts Payable

  • Full time
  • £17,187 – £17,612
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th November 2018

  • Advertised from 29th October 2018
  • 38.5 hours per week


At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people in need. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a difference to the lives of others. With 2,000 staff working in over 60 services across Scotland, we are looking for an Accounts Assistant to join our team at our Central Services in Charis House, Edinburgh.

Main Function

To assist in the processing of data within the Finance function at CrossReach.

Main Duties

Assisting with the processing of high volumes of purchase ledger invoices using workflow systems.

Assisting with preparation of journals for review and entry into general ledger.

Responding and resolving supplier queries or referring on to supervisor or unit.

Responding and assisting operation unit queries on financial processing.

Assisting with the preparation of payment runs, petty cash requests and manual cheques.

Assisting with reconciliation of purchase and general ledger accounts.

Assisting with allocation cash/cheque receipt to the correct account. Preparing banking sheets and attending bank along with others as required.

Responsible for checking and preparing monthly internal payments to operation units and reconciling account from Central Church.

Responsible for maintaining an efficient filling system and general financial administration.

Liaise with units, local authorities and utility providers regarding rents, rates and water charges.

Downloading Head Office bank accounts and post through finance system on weekly basis.

Carrying out other duties as may be required from time to time by the Accounts Supervisor.


As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it.

This post requires you to either complete a Disclosure or be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.

Skills and Abilities


Experience of working in an office environment.

Good personal communication skills.

Experience of working with computer processing system and knowledge of Microsoft Office. We are using Sun Accounting System and training will be given.

The ability to work as an effective member of a team, with an enthusiastic approach to working towards tight deadlines.

Application notes

To apply please visit or call 0131 6572000.

Closing date: 11th November 2018.

CrossReach is the operating name for The Church of Scotland Social Care Council.