Associate - Compensation Accounting


Posted: 28/11/2016

  • Salary: GBP 300 per day - GBP 315 per day
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Job type: Contract
  • Reference: SM2811ACA

McGregor Boyall are working with a leading Investment and Asset Management company to source a Compensation Accounting Associate to join their team in Edinburgh for an initial 6 month contract.


  • Responsibility for posting of EMEA & Latin America payroll related journals.
  • Responsibility for preparing payroll clearing account reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Researching reconciliation break items on key balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Reporting through metrics progress / status of key balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Run regular trend reports at month end to ensure salary expense is recorded in the g/l accurately and follow up significant variances with payroll.
  • Record quarterly secondment recharges as defined by the recharge agreements.
  • Liaise and answer queries from auditors and internal customers as required.
  • Assist where required with project related deliverables surrounding implementation of new payroll systems.
  • Other ad hoc duties and monthly tasks as assigned.


  • At least a minimum of 5 years' experience in an accounting related role.
  • Ability to manage external vendors to achieve tight monthly deadlines.
  • Prior experience liaising with other groups and teams including external auditors.
  • Prior experience within financial services or a large listed company preferable.
  • Strong excel and data manipulation skills (including the use of pivots and formulas).
  • Prior use of general ledger systems such as Oracle or HFM desirable


  • ACCA/CIMA qualified or part-qualified working towards qualification.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.