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Assistant Accountant

This role is central to the success of the finance function and the business as a whole.  Within Codeplay, the assistant accountant has a varied and interesting set of key tasks.  These range from transactional processes in both Sales and Purchase areas, Bank Reconciliations across 2 banks and 4 currencies through to Payroll and producing management accounts to Trial Balance.  Additionally, preparation and submission of grant claims and VAT returns on a quarterly basis add to the breadth of the role.

Working with the Finance Director, this role will have an understanding of the wider business, the forecasting and budgeting of the business, with the opportunity to contribute to the finance strategy.  Being a small team with the full remit of a finance function, continuous improvement and challenging the current procedures and ways of working is welcomed.  Efficiency and effectiveness are essential to the department's operation.

Although the nature of the role will ordinarily require being office-based, we will consider and evaluate requests for hybrid or remote working.

The position is permanent and may be based at our head office in central Edinburgh. The successful candidate must, by the start of their employment, have the right to work  in the UK.

Starting salary - Competitive & Negotiable 

What We Offer

Codeplay is internationally recognized as being at the forefront of software development technology.  Codeplay's projects range from: creating tools and tool sets (optimizing compilers, debuggers, profilers, programming models & APIs, test systems/suites, etc.) for brand-new unannounced next-generation hardware; developing and optimizing current machine learning (TensorFlow™) and computer vision applications; research and development into lowering the power consumption of mobile devices; and contributing to new programming models and software standards (e.g. C++, SYCL™, OpenCL™, Vulkan® and SPIR™-V).

A friendly and relaxed working environment where colleagues respect and support each other. You will be working in a diverse team of creative and talented colleagues from around the world.Learn from experienced colleagues: our staff frequently give company-wide knowledge-sharing presentations on new software and technology trends, personal projects and other relevant subjects.We develop our staff to progress quickly in their roles, and to take ownership of business functions, become experts, and/or lead teams.

We provide training in skills such as project and people management, networking and delivering effective presentations

Company social eventsFlexible working hoursPension scheme offering 7% employer contributionsFull pay whilst on Maternity/Partner or Shared Parental LeaveFree annual membership for this service: confidential counselling serviceFor applicants residing in the UK we can also offer in addition to the above benefits:

Childcare Voucher Scheme (for existing members only)Bike2Work SchemeSeason Ticket loans

Private healthcare scheme

Required Skills

  • Sales and Purchase ledger processing
  • Banking and bank reconciliations
  • GL Journals & Reconciliations
  • Fixed Assets
  • Strong excel skills
  • Confidence working with colleagues outside of finance
  • Working with minimal supervision

Beneficial Skills

Knowledge and/or experience of any of the following would be useful for the role, but are not essential. You must be able to learn new skills, but will be given support from Codeplay's team to get you up to speed.

  • Payroll experience
  • Xero Payroll
  • AccountsIQ cloud based accounting system
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Preparing Grant Claims
  • Management Accounts Prep for review

Application Guidance

Any application which results in a job offer is conditional upon the candidate already having or successfully applying for the right to work in the UK. Codeplay is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We celebrate and value diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, regardless of race, colour, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need and we strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, just let us know.

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