Finance Assistant Edinburgh 2024

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DEADLINE 5th March 2024

At Optima Partners, we are a forward-thinking consulting firm that prides itself on pioneering solutions across various industries, including Retail Banking, FinTech, Energy, and Telecoms. With a strong foundation built upon innovation, customer insight, and advanced analytics, we guide our clients through their most complex financial challenges. Our team is dedicated to driving tangible value for the businesses we work with, and we are excited to offer the opportunity for a talented Finance Assistant to join our ranks.

The role

We are on the hunt for a Finance Assistant with a sharp eye for detail and a strong capability in critical thinking. This role is key to supporting our Finance Team in managing and processing financial information with accuracy and efficiency. You will play an essential part in ensuring the financial health of our operations, assisting in the preparation of reports, budgets, and financial statements. The ideal candidate will leverage their skills in data analysis, problem-solving, and financial forecasting to contribute to the strategic financial planning of Optima Partners.

About you

As a Finance Assistant at Optima Partners, you are methodical, analytical, and possess a deep understanding of financial principles. You are comfortable navigating financial software, spreadsheets, and databases, extracting and interpreting critical data to inform decisions. Your attention to detail is impeccable, and you exhibit a strong sense of responsibility and confidentiality in handling sensitive information. With your excellent communication skills, you are adept at presenting complex financial information in an understandable manner.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of financial reports and statements.
  • Support budgeting and financial forecasting processes with accurate data collection and analysis.
  • Contribute to the improvement of financial processes and systems to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and standards in all tasks.
  • Maintain organised financial records and carry out routine data entry tasks.
  • Collaborate closely with the finance team and other departments to support financial objectives.

Essential skills and qualifications

  • A degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field.
  • Experience in a finance or accounting role (preferably 1-2 years).
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to process and analyze financial data accurately.
  • Proficiency in financial software and advanced Excel skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Keen attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in financial documentation.
  • Strong communication skills, capable of effectively presenting financial information.

We offer

At Optima Partners, we provide a competitive salary, opportunities to earn performance-based bonuses, and a commitment to your professional development. Our benefits package is designed to support your well-being, offering up to 37 days holiday alongside other health and lifestyle benefits. This role is your chance to join a dynamic team at the forefront of financial consulting, where your contributions will have a direct impact on our success and growth.

If you are a driven Finance Assistant eager to apply your critical thinking skills in a fast-paced and innovative environment, we would love to hear from you. Join us at Optima Partners and help shape the future of financial. 

DEADLINE 5th March 2024