Greaves West & Ayre is currently recruiting for an EXPERIENCED TAX ASSISTANT within the Tax department of its Berwick-upon-Tweed office. Duties will include assisting in the preparation of Self Assessment and Corporation Tax Returns and P11Ds, business tax and capital gains tax computations and responding to general tax queries.

Below is a list of key skills and attributes which would be desirable in the ideal candidate

  • Previous experience in a similar role (ATT or CTA qualifiction would be desirable)
  • A high level of numeracy
  • Good IT skills with experience of tax production software (Microsoft Excel and CCH would be advantageous)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Good time management and the ability to work to deadlines

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. All employees also receive a good range of benefits including a contributory pension and paid overtime.

About Greaves West & Ayre
Greaves West & Ayre is a long established firm of Chartered Accountants based in Berwick-upon-Tweed and Haddington. We have grown significantly over recent years and are now 11 partners and over 100 staff. That makes us the largest Chartered Accountancy firm operating outside of Edinburgh and Newcastle and one of the biggest employers in the area. We offer a full range of accountancy services and have our own Wealth Management and Computer Services divisions. Our size means that we can offer you a breadth and variety of work across a wide range of clients and industries. This balance is more difficult to achieve in either very small or very large organisations.

In February our Berwick staff moved to a brand new purpose-built premises in the town centre with all departments located under the same roof, providing both staff and clients with an enhanced environment and allowing us the flexibility to continue to grow. There is a friendly atmosphere in our office, many social events are organised throughout the year and we like to encourage a good work-life balance.

We value our staff and are are committed to their training and development. This is backed up by the fact that we receive long levels of service; many of our people have been with us for decades. Continuity of personnel is important to us as it is essential in building and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients.

To apply please send your CV to:
Angela Bruce
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate
TD15 1DJ

Or email

Closing Date for all applications is Thursday 23rd March 2017.