Career

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 work across the UK and have 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.

Our size means that we can offer a breadth and variety of work across a wide range of clients. 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.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Practice Manager / Partnership Secretary
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Independent Financial Adviser
  • Trainee Chartered Accountant (2 positions)

Further information for each position including how to apply and closing dates are detailed below:

Practice Manager / Partnership Secretary

An excellent opportunity has now arisen, as a result of an impending retirement, for a Practice Manager / Partnership Secretary to join our growing team primarily based in our new office in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

This is a pivotal role working closely with the managing and finance partners to ensure the smooth running of our own accounts function and implementation of partnership policy. You would be responsible for a small team looking after our own accounting records, Health and Safety, insurance and general partnership matters as well as providing regular key performance information to the 12 partners. Duties would also include authorisation of payroll payments, overseeing Facility management over multi locations as well as ad hoc projects.

You must be entirely confidential, a good communicator and possess strong organisational skills. The role would be suited to an experienced office manager, finance professional or accountant. Strong financial knowledge and IT skills are essential although specific accountancy and practice management software training would be provided.

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to:

Angela Bruce, Operations Manager
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate
Berwick-upon-Tweed
TD15 1DJ

Or email arb@gwayre.co.uk

Closing Date: 3 November 2017

Interviews to be held week commencing 13 November 2017

Qualified Chartered Accountant

We are currently recruiting for a Qualified Chartered Accountant to join the Corporate Services Department. This is a full time position, but applications for a flexible / part-time role will be considered. Our corporate services dvision is part of our Accounts department which currently employs over 30 members of staff. This is a excellent opportunity for a senior member of staff looking for career progression 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)

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to:

Angela Bruce, Operations Manager
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate
Berwick-upon-Tweed
TD15 1DJ

Or email arb@gwayre.co.uk

Independent Financial Adviser

At Greaves West & Ayre we believe that professional independent financial advice can add significant value to individuals and to businesses. This is why we have a dedicated department offering quality independent advice on a range of investment products and solutions. Our team is at the heart of our business: it consists of fully qualified advisers, expert paraplanners and administrators and is supported by a large experienced Tax Department.

We currently require a Qualified Financial Adviser to join our Wealth Management team. In this role you will work alongside our 12 partners in an entrepreneurial environment, while forming meaningful relationships with our wide range of personal and corporate clients and delivering exceptional service. You will be provided with a solid client portfolio with no sales targets to meet. This is a full time position but applications for a flexible / part-time role will be considered.

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 as an Independent Financial Adviser (D)
  • Level 4 qualified financial adviser (E)
  • Working towards or attained Chartered Status (D)
  • CF30 FCA registered (E)
  • Pension Transfer Specialist (D)
  • Excellent Communication, Literacy and Numeracy Skills (E)
  • High level of IT Skills (E)
  • Flexible, pro-active approach (E)
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team (E)
  • Experience of managing a portfolio of clients (D)

To apply please send your CV to:

Angela Bruce, Operations Manager
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate
Berwick-upon-Tweed
TD15 1DJ

Or email arb@gwayre.co.uk

Trainee Chartered Accountant (2 positions)

We are looking for suitable candidates to join our graduate CA trainee programme which starts in August / September 2018.

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 are a graduate with a minimum 2:1 degree in any subject and you are interested in a challenging but rewarding career as a chartered accountant then we would love to hear from you.

To apply please send your CV to:

Angela Bruce, Operations Manager
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate
Berwick-upon-Tweed
TD15 1DJ

Or email arb@gwayre.co.uk

Or apply via ICAS’ official recruitment platform www.becomeaca.org.uk

 Closing Date for applications is 6th November 2017