Accounts Assistant – Edinburgh

Job now filled, regular requirement, please send CV for future vacancies

We are recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to join a team of Chartered Accountants in Edinburgh. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working within a practice and in the preparation of management and financial accounting.


  • Prepare annual accounts for limited companies, partnerships, sole traders, and performing independent examinations for charities
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly management accounts for a variety of clients in a range of sectors. Liaising with clients where appropriate.
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Establish a professional and confident working relationship with clients, dealing with their queries, escalating these as appropriate, in order to enhance the Firm’s reputation and business opportunities

The ideal candidate will be:

  • AAT qualified or equivalent experience (Study support could be available for training in a professional qualification)
  • Accounts preparation experience and skills, within a professional practice is desirable
  • Experience of working within an accounts role is essential
  • Good numerical and data analysis skills
  • Organised with the ability to cope with multiple responsibilities within tight deadlines and take ownership
  • Able to build effective relationships with clients and colleagues from a variety of sectors
  • Client driven and commercially aware
  • Computer literate with experience of accounts production software such as Xero and Sage.

What you can expect:

  • A competitive salary
  • 31 days holiday per year & Holiday buy/sell scheme
  • Hybrid/Flexible Working Policy
  • Generous pension contribution and life insurance scheme
  • Birthday gift and Perkbox – discounts on supermarket, travel, retail, leisure and much more
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Team and office wide social activities

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Additional leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Flexitime
  • Life insurance
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Referral programme

Ability to commute/relocate:
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

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