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Greaves West & Ayre is a leading regional Chartered Accountancy practice based in Berwick upon Tweed and Haddington, with 12 partners and around 100 staff.

We work across the UK and have a wide range of clients, from self-employed individuals to multi million pound corporations representing a wide variety of industries and professions.

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 the usual accountancy services, we offer VAT, Company Secretarial and Payroll services, HR advice, Wealth Management and IT solutions.

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.

We value our staff and are are committed to their training and development. 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.

There is a friendly atmosphere in our offices, many social events are organised 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.

Further information for each position including how to apply and closing dates are detailed below:

IT Technician

We require an experienced IT Technician to join our dedicated team of engineers and Microsoft Certified Professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who likes working in a variety of environments and performing different tasks on a daily basis to forge a successful career within a forward-looking firm. The successful candidate will ideally have a working knowledge of Windows Server, Exchange Server , Office 365 and LAN infrastructure. However applications from anyone that can demonstrate an aptitude in this field are also welcome as appropriate training will be provided. MCTS, MCP or similar qualifications will be a distinct advantage, as will being able to demonstrate adept troubleshooting skills and having a full uk clean driving licence.

With responsibility for over 100 Greaves West & Ayre PCs, laptops and mobile devices maintaining a fully operational, efficient and secure system, our in-house IT department is fundamental to the success of our business. The team also provides IT support and advice, be it hardware, software, cabling, security, broadband or disaster recovery, to a huge variety of clients over 47 different locations nationwide. We understand that each client has a unique set of requirements and customise our services to their individual business needs. It is important therefore that the successful candidate has good communication skills and enjoys working with different people at different sites while acting as one of their team.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to:

Angela Bruce
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate
Berwick-upon-Tweed
TD15 1DJ

Or email arb@gwayre.co.uk

Closing Date for applications: Friday 19 October 2018

CA Trainee Positions

We are currently looking for suitable candidates to join our graduate Chartered Accountants training programme which starts in August / September 2019.

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, many social events are held 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 arb@gwayre.co.uk

No of Vacancies: 2

Closing Date for applications: Tuesday 6 November 2018