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Job description

Morgan Hunt is delighted to be partnering with the City of Edinburgh Council to recruit for 2 Accountants. These are brand new roles due to the changing scope of the organisation and come with excellent development opportunities.

The successful candidates will lead complex work across a variety of professional disciplines including management accounting, business partnering, financial accounting and capital / project accounting.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Undertake a range of projects/areas of work ensuring outcomes are delivered on time and to a high standard. Provide services to client departments within the council and identify and resolve financial issues to drive business performance.
  • Identify financial issues for implementation which will improve organisational and individual effectiveness.
  • Provide financial advice, in line with council policy, procedure and values while minimising any potential risks.
  • Provide financial advice and expertise to support the development and management of major innovative projects.
  • Support the implementation of good financial management and robust internal controls so that public money is safeguarded at all times and used appropriately, economically, efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensure that system controls and processes meet legislative requirements, business needs and contractual obligations.
  • Subject to the approval of senior mangers the post will take responsibility for the preparation and content of reports, strategic plans, other documents, briefings, presentations and FOIs for Council meetings, external agencies, senior officers, including the Council Leadership Team and the relevant committees as well as business and stakeholder groups.
  • Identify opportunities for continual improvement and demonstrate effective management of change within a complex internal and external environment particularly during a time of restructure.
  • Support the Council's democratic process, including Executive Committees and Neighbourhood Partnerships, meetings of the Council and Elected Members etc.
  • Support the management, development and maintenance of the Council's financial ledger, payables and procurement systems for relevant area of responsibility.


  • The post requires a full CCAB (Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies), or equivalent qualification.Relevant experience / demonstrated competence may be taken into account in place of the formal qualification requirements.
  • Business Partnering or Management Accounting experience essential
  • Project Management experience desirable
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Manage a busy workload effectively

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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