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Graduate Job Trainee Management Accountant

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: ScotGrad – Graduate Placements for Growing Businesses
Reference: HIE01
Salary: £14,767 per annum  

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) are recruiting for a graduate to work in the Financial Management Team.

This will involve:

  • Provide support to the Payroll & Pensions Manager, assisting with the processing of monthly payroll changes and carrying out various payroll reconciliations.
  • Work towards the preparation of monthly management accounts within agreed timescales, ensuring that data is accurately reported and that reports reconcile to financial ledgers.
  • Receive training in the preparation of weekly financial summary report so that it is prepared within agreed timescales.
  • Work with other team members to coordinate the production of the general administration performance report, helping ensure that all relevant issues are reported.
  • Work with project teams or project officers who manage projects with significant spend to ensure that clarity is gained on issues relating to financial commitment and spend forecasts.
  • Assist with monitoring each business unit’s financial performance against budget and highlight issues as they emerge to senior management.
  • Work proactively with individual business unit finance contacts, providing support and advice as necessary.


Please note this placement is funded directly by HIE.



• understanding of basic accountancy
• degree in relevant discipline
• excellent writing skills including report writing skills
• very good interpersonal skills
• highly organised, motivated and flexible
• excellent ICT skills in excel and word


• knowledge/experience in an accounting environment
• experience in payroll
• Gaelic language skills (speaking, reading or writing)


Degree or postgraduate degree in accounting or other relevant disciplines.


Opportunities for the graduate to gain practical experience in an accounting environment, and to develop accountancy skills, time management and communication skills. The successful candidate will network with HIE teams across the region.

Tha spèis cho-ionnanachd aig HIE airson na Gàidhlig agus na Beurla. Tha sinn a’ cur fàilte air conaltradh sam bith anns a’ Ghàidhlig. Freagarraidh sinn conaltradh sa Ghàidhlig ceart cho luath ‘s a fhreagras sinn sa Bheurla.

HIE has equal respect for Gaelic and English. We welcome any communication in Gaelic. We will respond to Gaelic communication just as quickly as we respond in English.

This is a permanent post.

Location: Scotland

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