Senior Accounts Assistant

Hutcheon Mearns are delighted to be recruiting for an accountancy firm in Dundee for a Senior Accounts Assistant. You will join a firm experiencing an ongoing growth curve and will enjoy working across a broad client base. Working within a culture of learning, development and collaboration, you will join an organisation that places particular importance on supporting staff to achieve their career goals. While there is opportunity to work in a hybrid working pattern, the offices are well equipped and modern offering break-out spaces, meeting rooms and open plan working, as well as communal areas used for social team gatherings. 

The Opportunity

As a Senior Accounts Assistant, you will become a crucial part of the tight-knit Accounting and Business solutions teams in Dundee and Edinburgh. In this role, you'll become a key player in a diverse client portfolio. Your responsibilities will span a range of essential accountancy services - from preparing annual accounts to taking responsibility for monthly/quarterly reporting. It's all about making sure our clients are on financial ground while showcasing your skills in a dynamic and collaborative setting.

On a day to day basis, you can expect to;

  • Prepare annual accounts for limited companies, LLP's and partnerships.
  • Prepare and carry out independent examinations for their larger charities and trusts
  • Attend and work at client premises, as necessary
  • Establish a professional and confident working relationship with clients, dealing with telephone/email enquires timeously, escalating queries as appropriate, in order to enhance the Firm's reputation and business opportunities
  • Coaching and supporting junior members of the team on a day-to-day basis

As an Accounts Senior in a smaller firm, you will play a key role in supporting the senior management team in driving process enhancements, strategic planning and decision-making.

Background and Experience

  • Part or recently ACCA qualified or breadth of knowledge to the equivalent level essential to the responsibilities.
  • Advanced accounts preparation experience and skills within a professional practice.
  • Good numerical and data analysis skills.
  • Must be able to build effective relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels from a variety of sectors.
  • Client-driven and commercially aware.
  • Organised with the ability to cope with multiple responsibilities within tight deadlines.
  • Sound technical knowledge with a proactive approach to CPD.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to high standards of both personal and professional performance with the ability to take ownership of tasks.
  • Computer literate with experience in accounts production software desirable.

Flexibility and Benefits

You will join an organisation whose staff describe is as a firm with an open and collaborative culture where everyone is valued, Partners are visible, and there is plenty of scope for socialising! As a growing firm with numerous offices across Scotland, there is scope for development within the organisation beyond Tayside as well as within. This firms offers a highly competitive benefits package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • 31 days holiday per years & Holiday buy/sell scheme
  • Hybrid/Flexible Working Policy
  • Volunteering Day
  • Pension contribution and life insurance scheme
  • Structured CPD opportunities
  • Paid professional subscriptions
  • Discount schemes across retail/travel/leisure and much more
  • Off-site parking locations nearby to office

Next Step

If you are interested in this post and would like to know more or discuss your next steps, please reach out to Lynsey Campbell at Hutcheon Mearns. To apply, please send your full CV. Please note, candidates must have full RTW in the UK as sponsorship is not available for this post.