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Edinburgh

Part Qualified Accountant

Who we are

xDesign partners with the UK’s most ambitious brands to accelerate their digital product and engineering delivery, with offices in the centres of Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, and London as well as remote employees based throughout the UK.

We pride ourselves on working closely and collaboratively with our clients to craft intuitive user experiences and valuable products across a wide range of industries, technologies, and clients. This has seen us work with the likes of Aviva, MoneySuperMarket, Tesco Bank and Flutter, to name just a few.

Our reputation as a partner determined to deliver high-quality, robust and thoughtful products has enabled us to scale to over 500 people in the last couple of years. And it is this team of amazing people - and the great culture that we have built - that makes xDesign a great place to work. This combination saw xDesign ranked - for the third year running - in the UK’s Best Workplaces™ 2023 by Great Place to Work UK. Alongside this, we also placed top of the list for Best Workplaces for Wellbeing, 8th place in Best Workplaces for Women (within the large business category) and were recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Tech for 2023. 

 

What you'll be doing:

  • Assisting in the preparation of group monthly management accounts
  • Completion of relevant balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assisting in the preparation of group VAT returns
  • KPI Reporting
  • Approval of employee expenses
  • Reporting and tracking business expenses
  • Assisting with the audit process 
  • Ensuring nominal ledger coding is correct in our Xero accounting system 
  • Oversight of accounts receivable
  • Processing supplier payment runs
  • Oversight of daily bank reconciliations
  • Regular reporting as required

 

We'd love to talk to you if:

  • You are part qualified accountant either working towards CIMA or ACCA
  • You have experience in the preparation of management accounts (Accruals, Prepayments, Fixed Assets, Depreciation)
  • You have excellent IT skills - including Advanced level of Excel 
  • You have working knowledge of VAT 
  • Are highly organised, a self starter and quick learner
  • You have excellent attention to detail
  • Take pride in producing high quality, accurate and timely information
  • Are keen to grow in a growing, dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Are analytically minded, able to investigate the detail but also see the bigger picture
  • Show excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Are resilient, adapt well to change and challenges



What we'll offer you:

We have a transparent progression framework so you can take ownership of your future career at xDesign. 

Our benefits include:

  • Total 35 days holiday (we have flexible bank holidays)
  • Comprehensive private medical insurance
  • Enhanced parental and adoption leave
  • 1-1 professional financial coaching
  • Up to 50% off an electric vehicle
  • Pension - matched up to 5%

View our complete list of benefits here.

 

As this is a hybrid role, we’re looking for people within a commuting distance of our Edinburgh office. We create and reinforce a culture that rewards employees’ impact, not just activity. We trust our employees to work autonomously and promote ownership across all levels.

 

Next steps

Our Talent team aims to respond to all applications within a reasonable timeframe, regardless of whether or not we progress your application.

Our interview process:

  1. 30-minute call with one of our Talent Acquisition Team.
  2. 1-hour competency-based interview
  3. Take Home Task & Review 
  4. 60-minute values-led interview.

 

Our interview process is designed as an opportunity both for our interviewers to learn about your expertise, interests and motivations and for you to gain insights into the role, team and business as a whole, so throughout the process, you’ll meet a few people from our Finance team as well as others from our wider teams to help you get a well-rounded view of the role and life at xDesign.

We believe that representative teams made up of people with different backgrounds, skills, and points of view help us build the best workplace possible, and enable us to create genuinely innovative, broadly useful products.  

We are committed to our goal of creating the most inclusive workplace possible. As we strive to build an environment where everyone can thrive and be themselves, we will continue to investigate and challenge biases, while working to identify and remove obstacles to inclusion. If you need additional support or accommodation during the application process, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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