Senior Financial Accountant

Saughton House, Edinburgh
from £37,877 to £45,187 per annum
23 Feb 2021
14 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job role and purpose. The Senior Financial Accountant will be directly responsible to the Head of Financial Accounting and will perform a key strategic role, working with other members of the Finance and Procurement team to deliver efficient and effective financial accounting to the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) and its stakeholder.

You will have a key role in the management of the SCTS annual report and accounts process including audit compliance.  You will be supporting to embed a new capital asset management framework into business as usual.  Providing assurance to senior leadership on balance sheet reporting and the provision of technical advice to the unit and wider business.

You will have line management responsibilities for 1 member of staff and will take a proactive role in supporting the effective performance of the Financial Accounting Team.

Candidate profile. You should have highly developed technical reporting and analytical skills; ability to produce annual report and accounts; ability to manage capital assets; ability to influence senior managers; excellent leadership skills including the ability to see the bigger picture. You should be CCAB/CIMA qualified or exceptional advanced part qualified (CCAB/CIMA) with strong demonstrable experience with evidence of continuing professional development.

In return we offer an interesting work environment, flexible working arrangements; various policies aimed at helping you balance the needs of your work and home life, exclusive offers and discounts, access to funding for further education, vocational qualification, 25 days holiday entitlement, 11.5 days Public and Privilege holidays and a civil service pension.

If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding opportunity, you may apply online at For further information on the post please contact Sarah Weiss (, 0131 444 3491).

The closing date for the post is midnight on 14th March 2021.

Interviews and practical exercise will be held week commencing 22nd March 2021.

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service and the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union work in partnership so we have open, collaborative and positive working environments, that make SCTS a great place to work, learn and develop, engaging fully with fair work principles and encouraging membership of our recognised trade union PCS.

By virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusion and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013 (as amended), the protections of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) are disapplied to this appointment in the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. This permits us to ask applicants to disclose details of all unspent convictions, unspent cautions (from England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and spent convictions for an offence listed in Schedule A1 of the 2013 Order but only if: 15 years have not elapsed since the date of your conviction if you were aged 18 or over on that date; or 7 years and 6 months have not elapsed since the date of your conviction if you were under 18 on that date.  Any spent conviction that is a ‘protected conviction’ does not require to be disclosed.  Individuals without existing security clearance will require a standard level Disclosure check completed before employment can commence.  Further information on the different types of convictions that should be disclosed in this application form and which are included in a Standard Disclosure can be found at