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Accountant (Practice) - West Lothian

Salary Dependent on Experience + Benefits +Study Support - Accountancy
Ref: 4736 Date Posted: Friday 21 Feb 2020
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Exceptional training opportunity for a part-qualified Accountant to progress their career in a forward-facing, independent firm of Chartered Accountants. Based just outside of Edinburgh, the team provide high quality advice and assistance in every aspect of their clients’ financial and accounting needs, allowing their owners to concentrate on generating income for their business activities.

You will be responsible for a varied portfolio of client and build on your existing skill-set to offer a high standard of client service at all times. You will have direct client contact and build strong relationships with your portfolio, including sole traders, limited companies and charities.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • End-to-end preparation of annual accounts for a varied portfolio of clients including limited companies, partnerships, sole traders and charities
  • Preparing corporate tax computations and returns
  • Regular use of accounting software (e.g. CCH, Sage, Xero, etc.)
  • Providing support to clients on accounting and taxation issues
  • Providing ad hoc assistance to other teams where required
  • Bookkeeping duties and preparing related VAT returns
  • Supporting other members of the team, providing support where required
  • Identifying issues and escalating as appropriate

You must have a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience gained within Accountancy practice. You will demonstrate excellent accounts preparation experience and knowledge of end-to-end accounting processes. Excellent interpersonal skills are imperative as you will be encouraged to build and manage strong client relationships. Experience of CCH, Sage and Xero would be highly advantageous. Experience in corporate tax, personal tax and payroll would be beneficial, but not essential.

£Excellent Salary (DOE) + Benefits + comprehensive study support package on offer. This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious individual who is keen to strengthen their accounting skillset within a supportive firm that offers flexible working. For more information please contact Lynsey Kerr on (0131) 516 4333 or