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Edinburgh Bicycle CooperativeAbout Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op

Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op is one of the UK’s leading independent bicycle retailers.

We believe we’re no ordinary bike shop. We see ourselves as innovative and a bit different – and we’re very proud of our successful co-op history.

We currently operate five shops in Scotland and the North of England; Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Newcastle, and Leeds. Our head office, warehouse and distribution centre are based on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

The bike co-op is a dynamic, progressive and innovative company. As a workers’ co-operative, we provide an environment where an individual can have a direct influence on the running of the business as well as a share in the profits.

We offer a number of additional staff benefits including a generous holiday allowance and an excellent staff discount scheme.

Management Accountant (Part Time)

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We’re looking for a Part Time Management Accountant here at Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative’s Head Office in Edinburgh.

Do you fit the bill or know someone who might? Please read the job description below and get in touch.

About Us

Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op is a long established, respected independent bike retailer. Founded in 1977, we have an annual turnover of around £9 million and employ between 110 and 130 people, depending on the season. We operate 5 retail outlets across Scotland and the North of England as well as an ecommerce operation supported by a large warehouse/ distribution centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The business recently won “Britain’s Best Bike Shop” through public vote. The award is a reflection of the high standard of service & knowledge exhibited by the whole business and the high esteem with which our customers hold us.

The Role

As Management Accountant you will be working within a small but business critical team and you will report to, and work closely with, the Managing Director of the business.

You’ll be based at our warehouse premises near Dalmeny/South Queensferry on the outskirts of Edinburgh (Unit 5A Royal Elizabeth Yard, EH29 9EN).

The core responsibilities associated with the role but not wholly exclusive are:

  • Compiling management accounts information
  • Preparing financial reports, budgets, commentaries and financial statements
  • Controlling and forecasting income and expenditure
  • Managing and monitoring cash flow
  • Managing financial systems
  • Providing support for payroll and company share scheme

Terms and conditions

The post commands a competitive salary based upon experience and an immediate start is available. The Management Accountant will be expected to work a 22.5-hour week. Our preferred work pattern for this role is Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30am – 6pm though we do offer some flexibility within this. The standard working day is 8.5 hours with an unpaid lunch break of 1 hour.

A staff discount scheme entitles employees to purchase many products at a discount. There are at present additional staff benefits available in relation to areas such as maternity and paternity pay and childcare vouchers.

Experience and Knowledge

Demonstrable experience of producing and presenting monthly or quarterly management accounts is essential. You must have good business understanding, be self-starting and willing to take on responsibility.

A full professional qualification is not essential where there is a high level of experience.

Skills and Competencies

You must be able to demonstrate the following key skills and competencies:

  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Accuracy and an excellent eye for detail.
  • Analytical and logical problem solving skills.
  • Ability to explain and interpret complex financial information in a clear way.
  • Comfortable working to tight monthly deadlines.
  • Honesty and discretion.


To apply, please return your cover letter detailing the reasons why you believe we should consider you for this role, along with your CV. Please include your current salary level and notice period (if applicable).

Both documents should be sent to:

The closing date for applications is 12noon on Friday 17th November 2017 and we expect to hold interviews shortly after this date.

Unfortunately we may not be able to respond to all applications so if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.