Greaves West & Ayre is a leading regional Chartered Accountancy practice based in Berwick upon Tweed and Haddington.  We have grown significantly over recent years and are now 12 partners and over 110 staff.  That makes us the largest Chartered Accountancy firm operating outside of Edinburgh and Newcastle and one of the biggest employers in the area.

CA Trainee Positions

We are currently looking for suitable candidates to join our graduate Chartered Accountants training programme which starts in August/September 2021.

Our training programme provides you with the opportunity to become a well-rounded financial expert. With our ongoing mentoring you will have the opportunity to spend time working in all of our departments and we ensure that you are supported throughout your training contract both at work and in your studies.

Many of our longest serving staff, including partners, joined the firm as trainees, which is the best testimony we have to the quality of training and variety of work that we offer.

There is a friendly atmosphere in our offices.  We have many social events occurring throughout the year and we like to encourage a good work-life balance. As well as a competitive salary, we offer a good range of benefits including paid overtime and a contributory pension.

If you are a graduate with expectations of a minimum 2:1 degree in any subject, and you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career as a chartered accountant, then we would love to hear from you.

To apply please send your CV to:
Angela Bruce, Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1DJ
or email

Closing Date: 6th November 2020

About Greaves West & Ayre

Greaves West & Ayre work across the UK and have a wide range of clients, from self-employed individuals to multi million pound corporations. Our size means that we can offer a breadth and variety of work across a wide range of clients. This balance is more difficult to achieve in either very small or very large organisations.

Our reputation is founded on traditional professional values matched with a passion for meeting the changing needs of our clients in a progressive manner, and providing first class, reliable advice. As well as a full range of accountancy services, we offer VAT, Company Secretarial and Payroll services, HR advice, Wealth Management and IT solutions.

We value our staff and are committed to their training and development, encouraging our employees to grow to their full potential.  This is backed up by the fact that we receive long levels of service; many of our people have been with us for decades. Continuity of personnel is important to us as it is essential in building and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients.

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Staff News Summer/Autumn 2020

Appointments Since our last newsletter two new faces have joined our team in Berwick. Diane Lyons has  joined our Accounts team and Loren Veitch has started work alongside our Wealth Management team. In September we also welcomed back Danielle Campbell to our Corporate Services/Tax team following the birth of daughter Evelyn Grace last year. Work […]