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Project Accountant

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £33,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th March 2019

  • Advertised from 5th March 2019
  • Salary commensurate with experience. Fixed term until 30 April 2020. 35 hours per week.


Citizens Advice Scotland, based in Edinburgh, is the umbrella organisation providing support to Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland. Citizens Advice Scotland, our 60 member Citizen Advice Bureaux, 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.

About the role

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.

Application notes

Closing date: Friday, 15 March 2019, 12pm

Interviews: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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 statementwith examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post, as set out in the job description and person specification.

You can find all necessary forms below or on our website:

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

Citizens Advice Scotland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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