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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 13 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. To find out about our 100+ year  success, visit the GWA video channel.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Chartered Accountant Trainee Positions
School and College Leaver Apprenticeship Trainee Positions
Experienced Tax Manager

 

Graduate Chartered Accountant Trainees

We are looking for talented graduates to join our Chartered Accountant training programme.

With your hard work and dedication, you have the opportunity to become a well-rounded financial expert and trusted Chartered Accountant. We allow you the freedom to choose between ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland) and ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales ) qualifications.

Your training will include spending time in classes at college (usually Newcastle or Edinburgh), completing the exam modules and working within our modern office. You will receive ongoing mentoring throughout and will have the opportunity to work in all of our accountancy departments to provide you with the practical tools and ensure that you gain the professional technical skills required to provide quality client service throughout your career.

This programme has been designed to support you towards becoming a professionally qualified business adviser, gaining experience across our specialist service lines including commercial and corporate financial accounting, tax and VAT consultancy, audit and assurance, company secretarial and payroll.

If you are a friendly, confident, communicative and approachable individual, prepared to work hard to achieve this qualification, and you are interested in this exciting challenging and rewarding career development, then we would love to hear from you.

You will also need to have at least a 2:1 degree in any discipline (obtained or predicted) or the full AAT qualification, and good communication skills.

Your salary is competitive and increases with each year of study you complete and when you become part qualified. We also cover the costs of your study package, first sitting of each exam and travel expenses.

To apply, please forward CV and a covering letter to:
Angela Bruce, Operations Manager, Greaves West & Ayre,
17 Walkergate, Berwick upon Tweed. TD15 1DJ
Email – arb@gwayre.co.uk
Closing date: Monday 31 May 2021

 

School and College Leaver Apprenticeship Trainees

We are looking for talented individuals to join our Apprenticeship and Fast track AAT/ATT-Chartered Accountant training programme.

With your hard work and dedication, you have the opportunity to become a well-rounded financial expert and gain AAT qualification on our apprenticeship programme. AAT Level 4 is equivalent to a Higher Diploma or first year of a degree. You would get to start your first job and study at college at the same time and we will provide you the paid time to sit your exams.

Your training will include spending time in classes at college (usually Newcastle or Edinburgh), completing the exam modules and working within our modern office. You will receive ongoing mentoring throughout and will have the opportunity to work in our Accounts or Tax department to help provide you with the practical tools and ensure that you gain the professional technical skills required to provide quality client service throughout your career.

This programme will support you towards becoming a professionally qualified business adviser. It will allow you to gain experience across across our specialist service lines including commercial and corporate financial accounting, tax and VAT consultancy, audit and assurance, company secretarial and payroll. You could also have the possibility of becoming a trusted Chartered Accountant on our Fast track AAT-ACA/CA apprenticeship programme, following on from AAT, for those with the highest level of academic ability.

If you are a friendly, confident, communicative and approachable individual, prepared to work hard to achieve this qualification, and you are interested in this exciting challenging and rewarding career development, then we would love to hear from you.

Your salary is competitive and increases with each year of study you complete. We also cover the costs of your study package, first sitting of each exam and travel expenses.

To apply, please forward CV and a covering letter to:
Angela Bruce, Operations Manager, Greaves West & Ayre,
17 Walkergate, Berwick upon Tweed. TD15 1DJ
Email – arb@gwayre.co.uk
Closing date: Monday 31 May 2021

 

Experienced Tax Manager

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented and experienced tax specialist.

Our portfolio of tax clients continues to grow at our offices in Berwick upon Tweed and Haddington.  We also have many family clients who we have worked with for generations along with long-term business clients.  We provide advice across a number of specialist areas, including agricultural and commercial financial accounting, tax and VAT consultancy, audit and assurance, company secretarial, and payroll.

Here at Greaves West & Ayre we are extremely proud of our Quality Advice Quality Service mantra and consider ourselves a family and value everyone equally in our team.

You will receive training, technical support and development and have the opportunity to grow to your full potential as your career progresses.

If you are a friendly, willing and approachable individual, prepared to work hard and are interested in this exciting, challenging and rewarding career, then we would love to hear from you. Ideally, you will have several years of experience in this field, hold a suitable qualification, and have strong communication skills.

We offer a competitive salary, an enhanced overtime rate, pension scheme, and other benefits.

To apply, please forward CV and a covering letter to:
Angela Bruce, Operations Manager, Greaves West & Ayre,
17 Walkergate, Berwick upon Tweed. TD15 1DJ
Email – arb@gwayre.co.uk
Closing date: Monday 31 May 2021

 

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.

Here at Greaves West & Ayre we value our team and encourage our employees to grow to their full potential. Many of our longest serving staff, including partners, joined the firm as trainees, which is the best testimony we have to support our offer. Retaining our staff is important to us all as it is essential in building and maintaining our teams and providing lasting relationships and market leading service to our clients.

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