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International Project Accountant - Fixed Term Contract

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Business Services
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19000137 Requisition #
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We have an exciting contract opportunity for an International Project Accountant based in Edinburgh.
This is a fixed term contract for six months. 


About the role

This role will principally involve dealing with year-end accounting and audit of overseas entities and it will report the International Accounting and Controls Manager. 
Part of the role will involve building relationships and working closely with key internal stakeholders such as our Head of Financial Control, our Finance controllers and managers in our overseas offices.
Responsibilities will include: 
- Preparation of annual financial statements 
- Preparation of year end trial balances to support the financial statements
- Collation of year end working papers files for submission to auditors
- Assistance during annual audit 
- Review of balance sheet reconciliations


About you

The successful candidate will ideally be a Qualified Chartered Accountant and must be able demonstrate a high level of technical knowledge of UK GAAP. Applicants should have strong attention to detail and be able to grasp, retain and analyse complex information and concepts.  

Candidates should also be proficient in MS Office applications and have excellent verbal communication skills.


About us

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide. 

A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence.  We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.


Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here.to view the diversity pages on our website. 


How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Johanna Davidson, Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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