Accounts Assistant

Vacancy posted: Friday, 13 January 2017

Salary: úCompetitive
Location: Edinburgh

Closing date: 30 January 2017
Job ref. no.: 78140

Change Public Practice are recruiting on behalf of a mid-tier CA firm in Edinburgh City Centre who are keen to appoint an ambitious Accounts to their growing team. This opportunity will suit a professional individual who has worked within an accountancy firm environment for at least 12 months, and who is keen to add value to a well-established team.

You should have experience of working as an Accounts Assistant gained within an accountancy practice, ideally from within a business support team and will have either started working towards ACCA or be keen to commence studies.


Key responsibilities within this role:

·    Act as a key point of contact for a varied client portfolio, providing a high quality service at all times
·    To prepare annual and management accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies
·    Preparation of VAT Returns including partial exemption calculations
·    Support senior management with ad-hoc tasks as and when required
·    Support junior members of staff with queries and informal training


Skills and attributes to be considered:  

·    ACCA/ICAS part-qualified or studying towards AAT would be advantageous
·    At least 12 months experience gained within an accountancy firm is essential
·    Strong annual and management accounts experience is a necessity
·    Proficient working knowledge of Sage, Xero or similar accounting software is required
·    Ability to work well under pressure to meet regular deadlines
·    Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing


The ideal candidate for this role will be a motivated individual and will be working towards a professional qualification, and will have recent or current experience gained in a similar role. If you have the experience listed above, and are keen to join a firm offering a varied workload, a great day to day culture as well as an excellent work-life balance, then please apply with a copy of your most recent CV.

Along with a competitive salary package depending on experience, this firm also offers a range of staff benefits.

To discuss this role further, or other opportunities within Practice, please contact Johanne Smith

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