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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 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:

  • Independent Financial Adviser
  • Experienced Paraplanner
  • Trainee Paraplanner
  • Trainee Chartered Accountant (2 positions)

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

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

Closing Date for applications is 20th August 2017

Paraplanning Vacancies

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 and we pride ourselves on offering a truly holistic approach, tailored to our clients’ individual requirements.

We currently require 2 Paraplanners to join our growing Wealth Management team.

Experienced Paraplanner
We are looking for someone with experience working in a Wealth Management environment to join the technical team that supports our Independent Financial Advisers in servicing our clients and making suitable recommendations. Paraplanning duties will include preparing and writing client investment reviews, researching investment solutions, liaising with providers and writing customised suitability reports. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a high level of technical ability and an understanding of industry standards. Ideally he or she should have, or at least be on the path to attaining, the industry Level 4 qualification.

 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

Closing Date for applications is 20th August 2017

Trainee Paraplanner
We also require someone with good technical skills and an aptitude for accuracy and attention to detail to join the team as a Trainee Paraplanner. This is a growing department with a significant client bank that offers bespoke solutions across the full range of wealth planning, giving you a fantastic opportunity to learn a whole variety of skills within the Financial Services industry.  You will be well supported through all study and exams whilst developing in-depth knowledge within the role. Ideal candidates will have achieved or are expecting to achieve a 2:1 degree in any subject.

To apply please send your CV to:
Angela Bruce, Operations Manager
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate
Berwick-upon-Tweed
TD15 1EW

Or email arb@gwayre.co.uk

Closing Date for applications is 20th August 2017

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
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