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Finance Assistant

Due to significant growth in the company we are looking to recruit a Finance Assistant to support the finance department at our Head Office in Edinburgh... 

Finance Assistant (An initial 12-month FTC)

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £22,000 - £26,000 dependent on experience

Why work with us?

  • £150 million turnover
  • 650 + staff (continually growing)
  • We sell to over 26 countries around the world
  • We are an internationally recognised pioneer in Aquaculture
  • Sustainability is at the core of all our activities

The Scottish Salmon Company produces Scotland’s Finest Sea Loch Fresh Salmon with Pride and Passion.

With our head office in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, we breed, rear and process superior salmon exclusively in the pristine waters of the Scottish Western Highlands and Islands. Our customers appreciate our product quality, service excellence and provenance guarantee. We are also the proud recipients of multiple industry awards recognizing our commitment to Scotland, our industry and staff.

We are always looking for ambitious and motivated individuals to join our passionate team so if you want to test yourself in a challenging workplace, look no further…

We are looking to recruit a Finance Assistant to support the finance department, reporting to the Assistant Financial Controller. They will ensure costs are accurately coded to the correct general ledger accounts, provide support and training to ERP users on raising purchase orders and ensure compliance with the procurement process. The successful candidate will also prepare and post general ledger journal entries to ensure costs are correctly categorised and support the Accounts Payable team in processing purchase invoices when required.


  • Cost Coding – Review Purchase Order requests and Purchase Invoices to ensure costs are coded to the correct GL account, cost centre or site. Prepare and post journals as required to re-allocate costs.
  • Procurement compliance – Ensure employee compliance with the procurement process by ensuring all purchases are covered by purchase orders and that purchase order requests are submitted in line with policy. Ensure suppliers adhere to our AP process and terms of business when submitting invoices for payment. Provide feedback, guidance and support to both employees and suppliers as required.
  • Purchase ledger – Provide support to the purchase ledger team with processing of supplier invoices or resolving employee/supplier queries during busy periods or for holiday cover. Expect up to 40% of time will initially be required for this.
  • Expense processing – Scheduling weekly employee expense run from the expense system, posting expense journal and reconciling the expense control account at month end.


  • Purchase Ledger experience.
  • Working towards an accounting qualification such as AAT or can demonstrate a strong desire to work towards a qualification in future. 
  • Good numeracy skills evidenced by strong NAT 5 or Higher results in a relevant subject.
  • Team player, with ability to interact with external suppliers.
  • Self-motivated & well organised.
  • Highly detail conscious but combined with a proactive attitude.   
  • Able to prioritise efficiently to support dynamic business needs.     
  • Takes ownership of tasks and accepts accountability, generates enthusiasm and energy by being positive.

In return we offer over 15 employee benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary package
  • Market leading pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Retail discount scheme
  • Employee assistance program
  • Relocation support
  • Critical Illness Cover – also for Spouse or Partner
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Professional Development Opportunities

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to workwithus@scottishsalmon.com 

Closing date: Tuesday 24 November 2020