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Accounts Assistant

Practice Accounts Assistant – Edinburgh – £22k – £25k

Are you an experienced Accounts Assistant currently working within a practice environment? Are you looking to take on a new opportunity within a growing organisation?

We are keen to speak with Accounts Assistants, currently working within an accounting practice who are interested in joining a reputable Edinburgh based practice. Working across various duties you will take on a diverse role covering off management accounts prep, statutory financial statements and VAT returns along with a number of other tasks.

 This post will also provide opportunity to assist in the future development of the team: including reviewing and revising new technologies and processes. You will be looking for a varied and challenging working day which allows for increased responsibility within a structured environment.


What does the day to day look like?

  • Preparing management accounts with full commentary on both a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Preparing statutory financial statements based off of clients records
  • Preparing VAT returns on both a monthly and quarterly basis
  •  Conducting in depth, analytical reviews
  • Proofing of accounts to ensure the accuracy of statutory disclosures
  • Preparing accurate fee notes for clients
  • Working alongside clients, providing effective training accounting software
  • Liaising with management, providing complete packs for review
  • Contributing to the business advisory plan
  • Reviewing and suggesting any streamlining in regards to current processes
  • Overseeing more junior colleagues, assisting with their development

Are you the right person?

  • Previous experience of working within an accounting practice environment
  • Experience of using accounting software, ideally Sage and Xero
  • The ability to plan your own work and prioritise duties as required
  • Experience in making effective decisions efficiently  
  • Experience in a client facing, consultative position
  • A self-motivate attitude and enthusiasm for the role

As well as a fantastic opportunity the Accounts Assistant role offers a number of great benefits including a competitive salary, flexible working, generous holiday entitlement, a great working environment along with a number of other perks.

Interested? If so apply today with an up to date CV. Alternatively get in touch with Alistair Dickson on 0141 212 7744 or

HRC Recruitment acts as both an employment business and an employment agency. HRC Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer & all applications will be treated as such.


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