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Greaves West & Ayre is a leading regional Chartered Accountancy practice based in Berwick upon Tweed and Haddington, with 12 partners and around 100 staff.

We service clients throughout the Scottish Borders, East Lothian and Northumberland. With a wide range of clients, from self-employed individuals to multi million pound corporations representing a wide variety of industries and professions.

Our reputation is founded on traditional professional values matched with a passion for meeting the changing needs of our clients in a progressive manner, and providing first class, reliable advice. As well as the usual accountancy services, we offer VAT, Company Secretarial and Payroll services, HR advice, Wealth Management and IT solutions.

We currently have three vacancies within our team:

Qualified Chartered Accountant
We are recruiting for a Qualified Chartered Accountant to join our Corporate Services team. This is a full time, permanent position . Our Corporate Services team is part of our Accounts department which currently employs over 30 members of staff. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced member of staff looking for career progression or for a recently qualified candidate seeking opportunities within a forward looking, expanding firm.

Below is a list of key skills and attributes which we will be looking for in the ideal candidate
(E = Essential; D = Desirable)

  • Experience of working for a Firm of Chartered Accountants (E)
  • CA, ACA or ACCA qualified (E)
  • Excellent Communication Skills (E)
  • High level of IT Skills (D)
  • Flexible, pro-active approach (E)
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team (E)
  • Experience of managing a portfolio of clients (D)
  • Understanding / experience of Accounts production software (E)
  • Audit Experience (E)

 Our size means that we can offer 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.

There is a friendly atmosphere in our offices, many social events are organised throughout the year and we like to encourage a good work-life balance. As well as a competitive salary, we offer a good range of benefits including paid overtime and a contributory pension.

Closing Date: 1st May 2017

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Secretarial/Administrative Assistant
We are recruiting for a Secretarial/Administrative Assistant to join our Haddington Office.  This is a part time position working a 14 hours per week contract with possible additional hours from time to time depending on the business need.

The Secretarial/Administrative Assistant will work within the Haddington Office to provide high quality administrative support across all areas of the Service. Specific support required dealing with face to face clients and telephone enquiries, enabling Advisers and other senior staff to deliver the vital services to clients and ensuring a quality provision continues to be delivered.

Below is a list of key skills and attributes which we will be looking for in the ideal candidate
(E = Essential, D = Desirable)

  • Experience of Typing (E)
  • preferably Audio Typing Experience (D)
  • Experience of working within an office and doing an administrative role (D)
  • Flexible, pro-active approach (E)
  • Ability to work unsupervised as part of a team (E)
  • Effective Communication skills (E)
  • Strong IT Skills, especially in the use of “word” (E)
  • Good numeracy skills (E)

Closing Date: 5th May 2017

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Graduate Trainee Chartered Accountant
We are looking for a graduate with a minimum 2:1 degree in any subject to join our CA trainee programme which starts in September.

Our CA trainee programme provides you with the opportunity to become a well-rounded financial expert. With our continued mentoring and support you will have the opportunity to spend time working in all of our departments to ensure that you are supported throughout your training contract and study.

With offices in both Berwick-upon-Tweed and Haddington, we are members of ICAS and ICAEW and offer training programmes within both organisations depending on preference and need, which is somewhat unique.

Many of our longest serving staff, including partners, joined the firm as trainees which is the best testimony we have to the quality of training and variety of work that we offer. If you think you are interested in a challenging but rewarding career as a chartered accountant then we would love to hear from you.

Closing Date: 1st May 2017

To apply for any of the positions please send your CV to:
Angela Bruce
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate
Berwick-upon-Tweed
TD15 1DJ

Or email arb@gwayre.co.uk