Career

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 are currently looking expanding and looking for the following:

  • Experienced Accounts Technician (closing date 27 September)
  • Candidates to join our graduate Chartered Accountants training programme which starts in July/September 2020 (closing date 4 November)

Experienced Accounts Technician
We are looking for an experienced accounts technician to work within our Accounts department at our 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

To apply please send your CV to: Lesley Clark, Greaves West & Ayre, 17 Walkergate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1DJ or email l.clark@gwayre.co.uk

Closing Date for applications: close of play Friday 27 September 2019.
Start Date: to be agreed

Graduate Chartered Accountants training programme
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 various 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.

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: Lesley Clark, Greaves West & Ayre, 17 Walkergate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1DJ or email l.clark@gwayre.co.uk

Closing Date for applications: close of play Monday 4 November 2019.


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 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.  As well as a competitive salary, we offer a good range of benefits including paid overtime and a contributory pension.