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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.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

    • Qualified Chartered Accountant
    • Human Resources Assistant
    • Marketing Coordinator

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

Qualified Chartered Accountant

We are currently recruiting for a Qualified Chartered Accountant to join the Corporate Services Department. This is a full time position, but applications for a flexible / part-time role will be considered. Our corporate services dvision is part of our Accounts department which currently employs over 30 members of staff. This is a excellent opportunity for a senior member of staff looking for career progression opportunities within a forward looking, expanding firm.

Below is a list of key skills and attributes which we will be looking for in the ideal candidate

(E = Essential; D = Desirable)

  • Experience of working for a Firm of Chartered Accountants (E)
  • CA, ACA or ACCA qualified (E)
  • Excellent Communication Skills (E)
  • High level of IT Skills (D)
  • Flexible, pro-active approach (E)
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team (E)
  • Experience of managing a portfolio of clients (D)
  • Understanding / experience of Accounts production software (E)
  • Audit Experience (E)

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

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

Or email arb@gwayre.co.uk

Human Resources Assistant

An opportunity has now arisen for a Human Resources Assistant to join the team.

As the Human Resources Assistant, you will be responsible for carrying out human resources activities, as well as providing a comprehensive HR advisory service to clients.

In this important role, you will support our Operations Manager with administration activities and identify any deficiencies in admin systems, processes and performance, as well as making recommendations for improvement. You’ll also help to recruit new staff and assist with the induction process.

In addition, you will support the smooth running of the HR function by ensuring that all HR practices, policies and procedures are documented, up-to-date and compliant with current legislation.

To be considered for this position you must:

  • Possess previous HR experience
  • Be a confident communicator with strong organisational skills.
  • Have a great eye for detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks at once.

A CIPD qualification would be beneficial to your application, as would experience gained within a professional services organisation.

Being educated to degree level would also be advantageous.

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. We also give a good range of benefits including a pension contribution and paid overtime.

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

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

Or email arb@gwayre.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 August 2018.

Marketing Coordinator

Greaves West & Ayre is a leading regional Chartered Accountancy practice based in Berwick upon Tweed and Haddington, with 12 partners and around 110 staff.

We operate throughout the Scottish Borders, East Lothian and Northumberland. We 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.

In order to support our continued success and growth we are looking to recruit a:

Marketing Coordinator

In the role you will be expected to provide extensive support to the ongoing marketing of the firm. This will include the production of marketing and advertising materials, working with external suppliers and agencies, copywriting and brand management. In addition you will deal with the logistical requirements of running our public events which include stands at trade fairs, shows and seminars.

The successful candidate must have an exceptional eye for detail and have superb writing skills. You will also have excellent communication skills, being able to confidently communicate at all levels, demonstrate a proactive and can do attitude, and have the ability to work well with others.

This is an exciting role where you will have the opportunity of working with the partners to develop and grow our business.

We consider that this is a full time role (Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.30pm) but may offer some flexibility for an exceptional candidate. From time to time you will be expected to work outside normal office hours and any additional hours worked will be paid.

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

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

Or email arb@gwayre.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 August 2018.