Trainee Farm Business Analyst, Ayr

18,703 21,852 per annum

Auchincruive, Ayr
£18,703 – £21,852 per annum

REF:  C/CS/006/18

SRUC is unique in Scotland and the North of England and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

We are currently recruiting a Trainee Farm Business Analyst to join our friendly team in our SAC Consulting offices in Auchincruive, Ayr.

Under the guidance of experienced Farm Business Analysts, trainees will learn how to:

  • Audit farm accounts, requiring bank-reconciliation procedures and classifying expenditure and receipts into pre-determined headings using a be-spoke audit program.
  • Check the analysed data.
  • Complete accurate livestock and crop reconciliations.
  • Visit farms to collect farm accounting and related material.
  • Accompany Farm Business Analysts to farms to learn how to return material to the farmer, resolve queries and obtain further information as required.
  • Complete a farm data-set using an Excel Work Book.
  • Resolve error messages following data validation to ensure quality and plausibility of all data submitted, commenting on any abnormal factors where appropriate.
  • Canvass new co-operators for the survey.

Candidates with a minimum of two standard grades or equivalent including mathematics and English language, and who can demonstrate appropriate experience and skills, are welcome to apply. A formal qualification in agriculture, accountancy or related subject would be an advantage.

In addition to formal qualifications, sound knowledge of farming practices and relevant experience of farm accounting is essential. Experience of computerised accounting packages or book-keeping will be helpful. Full training will be provided for the be-spoke software used.

Closing date: 12th February 2018

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy.

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

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Application Details

Closing date:

George Houliston

Reference No: C/CS/006/18

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