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Be part of the accounts team of this independent firm of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors in Edinburgh.

The role is part of the accounts team working with the Senior Partner. You will manage a portfolio of clients including sole traders, partnerships and Limited Companies and the role will mainly be of a compliance nature moving on to more advisory work as experience grows. You will take a hands-on approach to some of the more complex accounts, whilst also assisting more junior members of the team. This will include review of work prepared by members of the team, managing work flows and identifying planning opportunities. Some experience of the farming and estates sector would be useful but not essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for either an experienced manager looking for a more challenging role. CA or ACCA qualification is preferred but not essential, but experience at review level is essential.

Market rate salary (plus 6% employer pension) depending upon experience.

Please send your CV to Euan Fernie (

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


  • 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