Accounts Assistant

Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Salary: údependent on experience
Location: Edinburgh

Position:              AAT/ Accountancy Degree Qualified Accounts Assistant

Location:             Edinburgh, Morningside

Salary:                  £dependent on experience

Job Type:             Permanent – Full Time

Company:           Greenbank Accountants

Our Practice:

Greenbank Accountants, based in the Morningside area of Edinburgh, is a growing firm of chartered accountants which has been established for 9 years.  The firm offers a full range of general accountancy services to a wide variety of clients, with specialist focus in the renewable energy and charity sectors. Our priority is ensuring excellent customer service whilst offering our employees a good work life balance.

Who we are looking for:

An excellent training opportunity has arisen for an AAT or accountancy degree qualified Accounts Assistant who is looking for a varied and interesting role. This position will provide a range of support to the existing team of qualified and trainee staff. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a good mix of accounts experience, preferably from a practice background, looking to build upon their skills in a friendly environment whilst continuing progress through their qualifications.

The company is interested in candidates looking to become ACCA qualified as they are willing to provide study support and develop your skills in accounts to help you achieve this.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for assisting a team of Chartered Accountants with the preparation of client accounts, including ledger maintenance

  • You will help to prepare year end Statutory Accounts and periodic management accounts for sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and charities across various sectors

  • You will be responsible for helping to prepare self-assessment, VAT and corporation tax returns as required

  • You will ensure compliance with relevant procedures and processes and maintain evidence as required

  • You will be involved in projects to enhance the service provided to clients

Key skills required


  • Good level of accounting knowledge and experience

  • Ability to prepare accurate financial information

  • Knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • A proactive, flexible approach to work

  • Competent, decisive and well organised with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Able to work as part of a team and under your own initiative

  • Alongside other members of staff, participate in the smooth running of a small but busy office, demonstrating a willingness to help out.


  • Experience of preparing statutory financial statements

  • Recent experience in a practice environment involving working with financial statements

  • Specific experience of using accounting software systems such as Sage and  Xero
  • Experience of preparing self-assessment, VAT and corporation tax returns

  • Experience of preparing charity accounts and familiarity with the charity SORP

  • Experience in the renewable energy sector.

Please note we do not accept applications via recruitment agencies.

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Contact Name
Address Greenbank Accountants
6c Canaan Lane
EH10 4SY
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