Practice Accounts Assistant – Peebles

June 20th 2024

With an ever-growing client base, we are looking to recruit an experienced accounts assistant in our Peebles office.

As a business, we focus on exceeding our clients’ expectations and adding value to them in a commercially effective way. It is therefore essential that candidates have this same outlook.

What we are looking for:  Practice Accounts Assistant
If you are an accounts assistant, experienced in bookkeeping software, and with a dedication for first class client service, then this could be the perfect role for you.

Candidates will have at least 2 years of practical experience and knowledge of bookkeeping and bookkeeping software. An ability and willingness to communicate directly with clients is crucial to this role.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced individual who is looking for a position within a rapidly growing practice, with opportunities to develop their career path for their long-term future.

Your main responsibilities will include:
• Bookkeeping
• Use of multiple bookkeeping software packages
• Assisting with annual accounts preparation
• Preparation, finalisation and submission of VAT returns through cloud accounting software
• Managing and complying with reporting requirements and filing.

You will have:
– Experience in a client facing role
– Experience in a bookkeeping role
– Experience in cloud based accounting platforms
– Ability to work autonomously
– Ability to reconcile control accounts and ledgers, and process contra entries
– Strong communication and administrative skills

• Company events
• Company pension
• Flexitime
• Sick pay
• Some homeworking possible

About JRW Hogg & Thorburn
As one of the largest accountancy firms in the Borders, JRW Hogg & Thorburn have a team of accountancy and taxation specialists with well established procedures and a wealth of experience who help and advise clients, enabling them to get on with running their businesses. Our client base covers businesses of all sizes, from sole traders to large employers across all industries in Scotland and wider afield.

We provide the full range of accountancy services for clients, including bookkeeping, accounts preparation, payroll, audit and taxation services. The variety of work we do and the range of clients we work with mean you will have plenty of opportunity to experience a broad range of bookkeeping and accountancy issues. With our support you’ll have the space to grow professionally.

JRW Hogg & Thorburn has offices in Biggar, Edinburgh, Galashiels, Hawick, Langholm and Peebles.

Job Types: Part-time
Salary: Competitive dependant on experience

Applications by email to our Practice Manager, Eilidh Graham