Accountant (Full or Part Qualified) - Inverness

Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 129 Date Posted: Thursday 05 Jan 2023
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Why working for the Highlands' leading independent Accountancy Practice, may be just what you need for 2023! 

There are many reasons why you may chose a local independent to perhaps corporate firm or working within the public sector.  Some of our colleagues say it's the variety of work, the ability to meet clients, spend time talking to them or knowing that every day is going to be different and be exposed to more technical skills.  We have an opportunity for an Accountant (Full or PQ) who wants to truly build relationships with your clients, getting to know your client's business, where you can add value as a trusted companion, to be someone they can speak to on the journey and whose advice they trust and know you deliver results on time. In this role you will play a hands on role, leading by example and  training and nurturing our junior team members.

This role would ideally suit a some who loves variety in their workload, has freedom of autonomy to work closely with clients from a variety of local industries.  Opportunities to develop your professional and technical expertise in chosen specialism.



This role will be responsible for the delivery of Statutory Accounting & Taxation services to a diverse range of clients ensuring that all tasks are completed in line with agreed procedures, quality and deadlines. This role will support the Office Manager in the management of workload and development of a small team of staff ensuring work is delegated effectively and completed in line with deadlines. Providing technical support and guidance as Trainees progress through their professional qualification. This role will be responsible for a portfolio of key client work and will have full client responsibility.

You will be working as part of an established team and have the opportunity to develop your skills in the longer term.

  • Preparation of Accounts for sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies
  • Preparation of complex self-assessment tax returns
  • Preparation of corporation tax computations and returns
  • Preparation of and file VAT returns
  • Prepare Management Accounts
  • Advising on Business plans and / or cashflow forecasts
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Post journal entries
  • Assist with payroll runs
  • Accounting software training for clients
  • Liaising with clients where necessary
  • Supervising and training junior staff members.
  • Communication with HMRC in relation to client taxation matters



  • Qualified or Part Qualified Accountant status (ACCA or CIMA part qualification or AAT qualification)
  • SCQF Level 9 qualification in relevant subject an advantage
  • Post qualifying experience, working within an Accountancy Practice
  • In depth knowledge of FRS102 and a good understanding of UK Tax system, including personal tax, VAT etc.
  • Ability to take ownership of workload management and be accountable to the client.
  • Enthusiastic with a willingness to resolve issues and ensure technical accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to engage with staff and clients at all levels.
  • Good people management skills specifically: delegation, nurturing, training and management of workloads.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills (Quickbooks, Xero, SAGE and advanced Excel skills)



  • Competitive salary, depending upon any previous experience
  • Blended working between home / office policy in place.
  • Forward thinking company who embraces technology.
  • The successful candidate will enjoy being part of firm that truly values their staff members’ personal and career development, with opportunities to specialise in chosen fields
  • Above average salary for the area with 30 days holiday per annum.
  • Central location in heart of town, with good public transport links.


We can only accept applications from candidates that have the right to work in the UK without requiring sponsorship.


Recruitment Bee (Scotland) Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our clients, recruiting for permanent and fixed term contract roles and complies with the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.

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