Accounts Technician
Experienced Paraplanner
Trainee Paraplanner

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 100 staff.  That makes us the largest Chartered Accountancy firm operating outside of Edinburgh and Newcastle and one of the biggest employers in the area.

We 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 and have our own Wealth Management and Computer Services divisions.

We value our staff and are 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.

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. Our Berwick office is situated in the town centre and is a new state-of-the-art premises equipping us to meet the changing needs of our staff and clients in a progressive manner.


We are currently expanding and are looking for an experienced Accounts Technician within our Accounts department of the Berwick-upon-Tweed office.  Duties will include assisting Partners in the preparation of Sole Trader, Partnership and Ltd Company Accounts and liaising directly with clients.

Below is a list of key skills and attributes which would be desirable in the ideal candidate

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • A high level of numeracy
  • Good IT skills with experience of Accounts production software (Microsoft Excel, Sage, Xero, Farmplan and Quickbooks would all be advantageous)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Good time management and the ability to work to deadlines.

Greaves West & Ayre Wealth Management is a division of Greaves West & Ayre, Chartered Accountancy practice.  Regulated by the FCA, our Wealth Management Division gives holistic, independent financial advice to clients. This includes both initial and ongoing advice on all aspects of clients’ wealth planning.

Following expansion within this sector, we wish to strengthen the division by recruiting an  Experienced Paraplanner and a Trainee Paraplanner.

We are looking to recruit people with both experience in the industry and heading towards or attained CII or equivalent qualification, but will also consider giving training to high calibre candidates who are educated to a high standard, with good computer, numeracy and literacy skills and an interest in Financial Planning.  Successful candidates will receive excellent, on-going on-the-job training and mentoring as well as external training towards achieving the required recognised qualifications.

Salaries will be negotiable and based on experience and qualifications.  All employees also receive a good range of benefits.

To apply: If you wish to apply for one of the above vacancies please forward your CV and a covering letter to
Angela Bruce
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate
TD15 1DJ

Closing Date for all applications is Friday 15  February 2019
Start Date –To be discussed