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Finance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,277
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid Working may also be considered)
  • Closing 6th February 2023

  • Advertised from 23rd January 2023
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed Term up to 1 year


About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an independent membership organisation concerned principally with the education, training and assessment of Surgeons, Dental Surgeons and Doctors who are involved in the surgical care of patients. Founded in 1505, the College currently has a membership approaching 30,000 in approximately 100 countries throughout the world.

About the Role

Reporting to the Finance Operations and Payroll Manager, the post holder will have a varied role assisting with the day-to-day functions of a busy finance department.

This is an opportunity to be part of a busy, friendly team within a world-renowned organisation. You will work alongside the other Finance Assistant and will support the Senior Finance Assistant and Accountant to produce timely monthly management accounts. You will be responsible for maintaining the purchase, sales and expense ledgers and will assist with the processing of all membership payments and will update member records accordingly.

Experience/Qualifications/Key Skills

This is a superb opportunity for an individual who is confident, methodical, organised, and conscientious.

Educated to SCQF Level 5, with a basic understanding of accounting and a minimum of 2 years’ experience at Finance Assistant level.

The postholder must be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and be able to be a team player as well as showing your own initiative to prioritise your workload. Attention to detail is essential and you should have experience of producing accurate and timely payment runs.

Working with us

At the College we aim to embrace views from across the organisation, sharing common goals and values for the betterment of healthcare through the advancement of surgical and dental professionals. We aim to develop teams that are reflective of the needs of our members and maximise the potential of every employee.

To reflect the varying needs across the organisation, we offer a range of policies and benefits for our workforce including a generous 42 days annual leave, flexible working practices (including hybrid working), enhanced employer pensions contribution and various discounts throughout the College including the Ten Hill Place Hotel, 1505 Café and free entry to Surgeons’ Hall Museums.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s and agencies need not apply.

Closing Date: Monday 6th February 2023

Dates of interviews will be confirmed in due course.


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