Current vacancies

Accounts Assistant – Edinburgh

Accounts Assistant – North Berwick

We are looking for 2 accounts assistants, one to work in our Edinburgh office accounts department and one to work in our North Berwick office. The role involves preparation of year end accounts for a wide ranging portfolio of clients that covers sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, pension schemes and LLP’s.  The preparation is primarily done from computerised records but occasionally may involve working from manual records.

Additionally you may be involved in the preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns using MTD compliant software.

Experience of Iris, Sage, Quickbooks, Xero, Microsoft Excel and Word is preferred but not essential.

You will be required to manage various workflows at the same time and be confident in dealing directly with clients.

Ideally, you will have a minimum of 18 months experience of working in practice.

For more information or to apply for either position please contact us here.

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Tax Assistant/Tax Senior – Edinburgh

We are looking for a motivated Tax Assistant or Tax Senior to join our Edinburgh office. The ideal candidate for this role will be an enthusiastic and ambitious individual ready to start a career in tax or take the next step in their career. Working as part of the personal tax compliance team in Edinburgh the successful candidate will be expected to work well within the team and be responsible for a portfolio of clients. This varied portfolio will include tax compliance work and assistance with advisory projects. We would expect the candidate to work towards their tax qualifications (ATT and CTA) which we would support as a firm. We are looking for candidates that are enthusiastic, good communicators, self-motivated, and are adaptable to change. We will support you through your professional qualifications, receiving a wide variety of experience along the way.

Your work would usually include

  • Responsible for all day to day tax compliance affairs for a portfolio of clients
  • Prepare and submit Personal and Partnership Tax Returns and associated tax computations
  • Support Manager and Partners with ad hoc queries
  • Dealing with HMRC queries, telephone calls and tax enquiries.
  • Work with other departments in the firm
    Ensure that all deadlines are met
    Complete all administration in a timely manner (including timesheets and fees) and to a high standard

Skills, interests and qualities

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage at all levels
  • High level of planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent team working
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and apply own initiative
  • Willingness to learn and develop yourself and others
  • Excellent working knowledge of IT systems and applications including Outlook, Word and Excel

Please apply in strict confidence to jamesstewart@whitelawwells.co.uk enclosing a current CV.