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£34,500 - £37,000 per year pro-rata
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37 hours per week
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Senior Finance Assistant


Finance and Corporate Affairs


Head Office, Alloa / Remote Working


37 Hours per week


Salary: £34,500 on appointment; £35,000 on confirmation; £37,000 Advanced development


Reference: SA/68


Scottish Autism seeks to promote and provide care, education, support and opportunities for people with autism of all ages throughout Scotland. We work tirelessly to create a world where autistic people are understood and enabled to lead meaningful, fulfilling and happy lives as valued members of the community.

A key expectation of everyone who works for Scottish Autism is that they live and breathe our values; Collaboration, Change Makers, Compassion and Contribution. Our values come into play throughout everything we do at work – how we work together, and how we deliver services to the people we support and to the people we work alongside.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Finance Assistant to join our Finance team. Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will play a lead role in delivering effective financial control, reporting, systems and processes.

In this role you will:

·      Be accountable for the delivery of core finance processes (monthly, quarterly and annually);

·      Produce accurate and on time monthly management and KPI reporting for all areas of Scottish Autism in line with the reporting timetable;

·      Provide advice and guidance to a team of Finance Assistants;

·      Assist with the preparation of the annual statutory accounts and supporting information for the external audit

The successful candidate will:

·      Instinctively have a collaborative approach to working, actively seeking to contribute to the collective success of the team

  • Be customer focused, with a passion for understanding customers’ needs and going the extra mile to meet those needs
  • Be a change maker, always looking for ways to improve processes and service levels, and to add value
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal and listening skills
  • Have the ability to prioritise work, work under pressure, switch between tasks depending on priority, and to operate to tight deadlines
  • High level of analytical skills
  • Be highly motivated and adaptable

You will have a recognised accounting qualification with a strong competence in specialist accounting systems.  Previous experience of system optimisation and process improvements within a financial accounting and control environment is essential.  

Scottish Autism offers you:


  • 32 days holiday (which increases with your length of service)
  • Non-contributory life assurance scheme
  • Workplace Pension


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Scottish Autism is a smoke free organisation. Our aim is to protect the Health and Wellbeing of our employees and the individuals we support by providing a smoke free environment.


Closing Date: 8th December 2021

Interview Date: 14th December 2021

Valuing diversity and promoting equal opportunities is at the heart of our vision, mission and values.

Registered charity number is SC009068.