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Assistant Accountant




10 Mar 2023


26 Mar 2023, 11:55pm

Salary band
£33,120 - £37,936 (Band D)
Contract type
Position type
Full Time

Assistant Accountant

Are you an excellent communicator with a great eye for detail and financial acumen?

COPFS is Scotland’s prosecution service which plays a pivotal part in the justice system, working with others to make Scotland safe from crime, disorder and danger.  Our business operates in a stimulating and fast changing environment which the Finance Division supports by providing timely communication of financial matters.

This is an exciting opportunity for a part qualified accountant to develop their career working within a public sector environment. You will be a key member of our Finance Division with a principal focus to ensure that financial records are maintained and reported accurately.

Within the COPFS Finance Division, we pride ourselves on having supportive working relationships and clear communication that will enhance the development experience of new colleagues. You will be provided with opportunities for professional development in both formal and informal settings to encourage you to develop and grow your skill set. A comprehensive induction package will be put in place, so that you fully understand your role and how it contributes to the service delivery priorities.

The Finance Division is based in our Edinburgh office. There may be opportunities to work from home, depending on business needs and on agreement with your Line Manager.

Additional Information:

If you would be interested to learn more about this role, please contact returns-managementaccounting& or see the attached application pack for further job details, salary information and assessment guidance.


We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly approach to work, including the ability for home working.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Employee Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.