Banking & Financial Services

Statutory Accountant

Full Time


Element has an opportunity for a Newly Qualified or Part Qualified Accountant to join our growing team based in Edinburgh. This is a great moment to join one of the fastest growing companies in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector located in our Global Business Services function in Edinburgh.

The is a contract role for an initial 12 months, one that will offer an excellent entry into our global business.


* Provide high quality support to the Statutory Financial Accounting Manager and Group Tax team as required

* Preparation of the Group’s subsidiary statutory accounts for both Trading and Holding companies (as well as Dormant companies) in preparation for Audit and filing

* Preparation of extended trial balances from source systems

* Creation of detailed working files from which statutory accounts will be directly prepared

* Support of internal / external audit processes & ensuring an effective control environment

* A good understanding of VAT and the preparation of VAT returns is beneficial

* Support work for all corporation tax computations

* Very strong focus on processes and procedures and the ability to follow and document these

* Involvement in new group systems testing and implementation

Skills / Qualifications

As a Statutory Accountant you will need to have:

* Professional qualification within accounting, CA / ACCA / CIMA (part-qualified will also be considered depending upon experience)

* Experience of working in a similar position within statutory accounts is essential

* Able to apply a range of IFRS accounting standards is essential

* Experience of improving processes and procedures in a dynamic environment

To be successful an individual should have the following:

* Teamwork mentality and effective communication

* Be able to work on own initiative and be proactive

* Ability to challenge and question accounting treatments

* Attention to detail and be data driven eg: able to evidence dealing with complex transactions

Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.

When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.

While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.

Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws

Employment Type Contract

Advertiser Type Agency