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Position Overview:

  • To take day to day responsibility for an allocation of clients mainly of a straightforward nature;
  • To deal with all the normal tax compliance issues for these clients;
  • Developing professional relationships with clients and within the firm;
  • Attention to self–development and continuing professional education with a view to maintaining the required level of technical knowledge.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility to client
    • Act as a responsible representative of the firm in all client dealings;
    • Provide an efficient and proactive service to clients and ensure that the clients’ needs are fully met;
    • Identify and understand client needs, communicating these to the supervisor/manager/senior manager/partner;
    • Plan and control all tax compliance work for client allocation to ensure all deadlines are met where possible;
  • Responsibility to other members of staff
    • Acting as a responsible member of the tax team;
    • Active adherence to time pressure to ensure all work is dealt with efficiently and any potential problems are identified as early as possible;
    • Prioritising work to deal with matters efficiently and effectively delivering a valuable service to clients;

Technical Requirements of Position:

  • To successfully take responsibility for a range of clients;
  • To develop a good understanding of all relevant tax legislation.
  • To keep up to date with all relevant changes in tax legislation;
  • To further develop personal skills.

Company/Organisation Information:

Geoghegans is one of Scotland’s leading, independent firms of Chartered Accountants and business advisors, offering a full range of bespoke services to the SME and ‘not for profit’ sectors. We are an innovative, modern and progressive five partner practice situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s highly prestigious “New Town” area of the city. Our proactive approach combines the traditional values of excellence and service with the latest technology and methods to achieve the efficient delivery of the highest quality service to our clients. The quality of our client base, our comprehensive CPD programme and the friendliness of the office environment all form part of our commitment to our staff in helping them to realise their full potential.

Job Description:

Owing to continued growth and expansion, we now have an excellent opportunity for a newly or recently qualified accountant to join our team and assist in the delivery of audit and accounting services to a portfolio of clients. You will work with a range of clients in both the corporate and charity sector and strong knowledge of audit requirements is essential. It is important to emphasise that you will be working closely with each client from the planning to the reporting stage and will therefore play an important role in helping clients to develop their organisations and advising them on current legislative requirements.

Candidate Specification:

Applications are welcomed from candidates holding a relevant professional qualification (CA/ACA/ACCA/IIA). You will have current experience of working in a practice coupled with strong exposure to UK financial accounting and auditing requirements. Experience in the charity sector and not for profit sectors would also be beneficial. At Geoghegans, the emphasis is very much on teamwork, so the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following personal traits:

  • Flexibility
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Co-operation
  • Affability

Benefits:

  • Salary £32,000 - £34,000 (depending on experience) plus 6% pension.
  • 20 days holiday per year + 9 days statutory.
  • A sensible work life balance.
  • Excellent working environment and genuine career progression for the right individual.

To apply for this position please contact Paul Marshall at Paul.Marshall@geoghegans.co.uk

Be part of the accounting/bookkeeping team.

The role is that of a Supervisor/Assistant Manager in our accounting/bookkeeping team, which currently has four staff, with plans to expand this.

The role would also involve liaising with Accounts Team Managers to coordinate workflows.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced individual looking to progress in a dynamic and friendly working environment.

CA or ACCA qualification preferred but not essential.

Salary - market rate - depending on experience.

Please contact Lachlan Fernie (lachlan.fernie@geoghegans.co.uk)