Element Materials Technology

Statutory Financial Accountant (Interim)

Job Locations UK-Edinburgh


Element has an opportunity for a Statutory Financial Accountant to join our growing team based in Newbridge, Edinburgh on an interim basis. This is a great opportunity to develop your Accountancy career within a Global TIC business.



  • Provide support to Accounting Manager, Group Tax Manager & UK labs on statutory reporting as required
  • Support of internal / external audit processes & ensuring an effective control environment
  • Preparation of extended trial balances from source systems
  • Creation of detailed files from which statutory accounts will be directly prepared
  • Communication and liaison with external and internal team members
  • Ad hoc duties as and when required to support ESS finance applications and initiatives

Skills / Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of FRS 101 and FRS 102 essential
  • Excellent Microsoft Word and Excel skills
  • Degree or professional qualification in accounting beneficial (will consider candidates who are qualified by experience)
  • Experience of working in a similar position
  • Strong systems and accounting experience
  • Navision / Microsoft Dynamics AX / HFM experience desirable (although training will be provided)
  • Tax experience desirable
  • European accounting experience desirable
  • Teamwork and effective communication within a team
  • Confident manager of time and deadlines
  • Ability to challenge and question accounting treatments
  • Self-starter, works own initiative and proactive
  • Self-confident in their own ability and in their accounting knowledge
  • Attention to detail especially regarding VAT and GL transactions
  • Positive, can-do attitude


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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