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Accounts Assistant - Edinburgh

£Excellent Salary (DOE) + Benefits - Accountancy
Ref: 4379 Date Posted: Tuesday 23 Apr 2019
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Experienced Accounts Assistant required for the Accounts and Advisory team of this reputable Accountancy practice in Edinburgh city centre.

Due to continued growth, our client requires an Accounts Assistant to assist the team in providing a range of trusted accounting services to clients, while maintaining the firm’s values and reputation at all times. This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive individual with an eagerness to learn new technical skills and progress in their career.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing accounts under supervision to the required standard
  • Preparing and documenting all files with sufficient evidence for review
  • iXBRL tagging of financial statements for online filing with corporate tax returns
  • Producing accounts analysis and control account reconciliation schedules for inclusion on the assignment file 
  • Identifying discrepancies or missing details from information provided by clients and ensuring steps are taken to resolve this
  • Maintaining regular contact with the Supervisor/Manager, informing them of findings that have arisen from work undertaken
  • Completing work to set timescales and deadlines and seeking support or advice where necessary

​You will have a minimum of 1-2 years’ in either a small firm of Chartered Accountants or Business Services/Advisory team of a mid-tier CA practice. You will have strong interpersonal skills with previous experience of working in a client-facing environment. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel is essential. Previous experience of Sage or Xero would be beneficial.

Salary up to £25,000 (DOE) + Benefits. For further information please and a confidential discussion please call Lynsey Kerr on 0131 516 4333 or email