Top job! Financial Accountant

  • Full time
  • £45,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th May 2022

  • Advertised from 11th May 2022
  • Permanent. 35 hours per week


We have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Accountant (fully qualified) to ensure that the accounts of Poppyscotland and its wholly owned subsidiary, Lady Haig Poppy Factory, are fully reconciled, accurate and complete.

You will prepare month end balance sheet and other reconciliations, ensuring that all reconciling items are correctly identified and dealt with appropriately, and review reconciliations prepared by other members of staff and assist with clearing unreconciled items.

If successful, you will be responsible or:

  • To ensure that all daily and month end processes are carried out on a timely and accurate basis, in line with agreed procedures. To recommend improvements to financial processes in order to improve financial controls.
  • To prepare transactions as requested and post them into the accounting system. To review and approve transactions posted by other team members, ensuring that they are accurate and properly documented.
  • To support the production of month end management accounts and supporting narrative for the Poppyscotland Group, ensuring that any variances against budget and forecast are investigated and clearly explained.
  • To support the production of year-end financial statements for the Poppyscotland Group, ensuring that all figures reconciled back to the trial balance and supporting reconciliations.
  • To perform calculations and prepare working papers to support balance sheet accounts and some of the more complex areas of the financial statements, ensuring that the assumptions are clear and the audit trail is robust.
  • To deal with finance related queries from Poppyscotland and LHPF staff, RBL Finance and the organisation’s auditors, as required.
  • To deputise for the Head of Finance as required and support other team members in their learning and development.

Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community which includes those who have served, those still serving, and their families. At times of crisis and need we offer them vital advice, assistance and funding.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

Application notes

To apply please email your CV along with a covering letter to

Closing date for applications: 27th May 2022

Likely date for interviews mid June 2022

Interviews are likely to be undertaken via Microsoft Teams.

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date you may conclude that you have not been short-listed for interview. As a charity we are unable to respond to all applications received due to the costs involved.