Are you on the lookout for an Accountancy Job in Scotland?
We only recruit for Accountants – the Accountancy Recruitment specialists.
Are you searching for an Accountancy Job or Career in Scotland?
Or are you an Accountancy Practice with an Accountancy role to fill?
Each year we match hundreds of accountants with the perfect job in accounts in Scotland.
We’re the Accountancy Recruitment Agency for Scotland – specialist recruiters in both permanent accounts jobs and interim accounts jobs throughout Scotland.
Looking for your next career move in Accountancy?
Looking to fill an Accountancy role?
Accountancy in Scotland
An excellent work life balance awaits those seeking accountancy jobs in Scotland.
Scotland comprises of the northern most third of the island of Great Britain and benefits from the most marvelous countryside, islands and coastal towns as well as the vibrant and culturally rich cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Scottish industry thrives through busy shipbuilding, fishing, manufacturing and gas and oil extraction from the North Sea.
The city of Edinburgh is steeped in culture and history and annually hosts the Edinburgh Fringe Festival of the Arts which attracts tourists from around the world.
Scotland produces a great many wonderful national food and drink products and is home to some fantastic dining establishments and food festivals.
Those who enjoy sports and the great outdoors are spoiled for choice as the majestic highlands and scenery in Scotland make it an excellent choice for those looking to explore and who appreciate flora and fauna.
With airports connecting its cities to London in just over an hour’s flight time the area is also well connected and rail and motorway links are excellent.
Overall Scotland offers candidates a marvelous quality of life and range of accountancy jobs and opportunities.
Why is Public Practice Recruitment Ltd the go-to recruiter for so many firms for Accountant Jobs in the Scotland?
- We’re specialist recruiters. Our niche is to work only for Accountancy Practices. Each year, we’re successful in supporting hundreds of accountants to find new accountancy jobs in Scotland.
- There are thousands of Accountant Practices all over Scotland who work with Public Practice Recruitment Ltd. These Practices value our extraordinary ability to recruit the very best accountants for Scotland accountancy practices.
- We have both experience and know-how – 15 years of dedication to specialist recruiting for hundreds of Scotland accountants.
- Our enviable track record of achieving successful appointments is a measure of our commitment to providing accountants with the best possible support in attaining their career ambitions.
- The keys to our success are our efficiency and diligence. Our focused approach gives us every chance of matching the right accountancy skills with the right accountancy job at the right accountancy practice.
- Are you an accountant? Then we’ll use all our skill and know-how to help you achieve your long-term career goals.
- Are you an accountancy firm? We work with:
- Almost all of the UK’s top 100 firms of accountants
- the major regional accountancy practices
- the key sole office accountancy firms
- many vibrant start-up accountancy firms across the country
- We have many brilliant success stories of auditors we’ve helped to relocate – sometimes to the most rural parts of the UK, including Cornwall, The Highlands and Cumbria to name but a few.
Latest Accountancy Jobs
Semi SeniorAre you an experienced Semi Senior Accountant or have the problem-solving skills to be one? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants that values its employees and provides an enviable benefits package and flexible working hours? If so, this Semi Senior Accountant role within an expanding and progressive accountancy firm in Staffordshire could be for you. As an AAT-qualified accountant, you might be aiming for your ACCA and will need two years of practice experience and be passionate about helping your clients. In addition to being an out-and-out numbers person and a go-to for your clients’ questions, you’ll also be a team player, fostering a supportive culture that encourages and celebrates everyone’s hard work and dedication.Stoke on Trent
Senior AccountantAre you an experienced Senior Accountant or a Semi Senior Accountant that is ready for the next step on the career ladder? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants that values its employees and provides a desirable benefits package and flexible working hours? If so, this Senior Accountant role within this expanding and reputable firm of accountants could be for you. As an ACA or ACCA-qualified accountant, you will need three years of practice experience and be passionate about helping your clients. In addition to being an out-and-out numbers person and a go-to for your clients’ questions, you’ll also be a team player, fostering a supportive culture that encourages and celebrates everyone’s hard work and dedication. For the right person, this established and growing firm in Staffordshire offers a friendly and fun environment with a free and open-minded approach. With flexible working, a generous benefits package, socials, and a commitment to your personal development, you’ll feel valued every day.Stoke on Trent
Junior AccountantAre you looking for your first step into a professional career in accountancy? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants that values its employees and provides funded training and career development? If so, this Junior Accountant role within a progressive and dynamic accounting firm in Stoke on Trent could be for you. As a Trainee Accountant, you will need to demonstrate a strong academic record at GCSE and A level, however, previous accountancy experience is not required. If you have a desire to learn, a passion for delivering the highest levels of service and enjoy a challenge, then we’re interested in hearing from you. For the right person, this established and growing firm offers a friendly and fun environment with a free and open-minded approach. With flexible working, a generous benefits package, socials, and a commitment to your personal development, you’ll feel valued every day.Stoke on Trent
BookkeeperAre you an experienced Bookkeeper that is looking to make a move to a more flexible and exciting company? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants that values its employees and provides funded training and career development? If so, this Bookkeeper role within a progressive and dynamic accountancy firm in Stoke on Trent could be for you. As a Bookkeeper, you will need two years of experience in your field, knowledge of Xero (and similar), and high attention to detail. Perhaps equally as important -- you’ll have a willingness to question, spot an opportunity, and have bright ideas and solutions -- you’ll want to be part of this firm’s success. If you have a desire to learn, a passion for delivering the highest levels of service and enjoy a challenge, then we’re interested in hearing from you.Stoke on Trent
Senior Accountant/Client ManagerAre you an experienced Client Manager that is looking to make a move to a more flexible job and firm that rewards your commitment to customer service excellence? Would you like to work with a firm of accountants that values its employees and provides an enviable benefits package? If so, this Senior Accountant / Client Manager role within a progressive and expanding accountancy firm in Staffordshire could be for you. As an ACA or ACCA-qualified Client Manager, you will need two years of experience as a senior accountant and be an out-and-out networker and relationship builder. Perhaps equally as important -- you’ll have a willingness to question, spot an opportunity, and have bright ideas and solutions for clients.Stoke on Trent
Partner DesignateHave you outgrown your senior role in your current accounting firm and want to progress your career? If so, we would like to talk to you in the strictest confidence. Are you a Senior Manager or Associate Director with demonstrable accounting experience seeking a practice that will reward your client management skills, recognise your contribution as a team member, and support your wellbeing? A Cheshire-based, leading firm of accountants has a new vacancy for a Partner Designate due to rapid growth. As an ACA/ACCA-qualified, full-time Partner Designate, you will have the freedom to influence the future direction of this leading independent firm of accountants. Ideal for a driven individual who would like to progress through to salaried-partner level, this job will involve developing an extensive SME portfolio and requires a person with exceptionalChester
Semi SeniorAre you a driven Semi-Senior seeking a new role within a firm of accountants based in Solihull? Are you looking for progression within your accountancy career to Semi-Senior? A multi-partner, Birmingham-based accountancy business has a new and exciting vacancy for a Semi-Senior that has, or is willing to study towards, an AAT/ACCA/ICAEW qualification. As an enthusiastic accountant, you’ll need to have substantial tax and accounting knowledge and experience, be a self-starter, and understand the value of teamwork for this job. This firm of accountants is situated on the outskirts of Birmingham and offers excellent opportunities for career progression and a competitive benefits package.Solihull
Semi SeniorAre you a motivated Semi-Senior seeking a new role within an established firm of accountants based in Leicester? Are you an accountant looking for progression within your accountancy career and have the initiative and problem-solving skills to be a Semi-Senior? A family-run, Leicestershire-based accountancy business has a new and exciting vacancy for a Semi-Senior that has, or is willing to study towards, an AAT/ACCA/ICAEW qualification. As a budding chartered accountant, you’ll need to have substantial tax and accounting knowledge and experience, be a self-starter, and understand the value of teamwork.Leicester
Semi SeniorAre you a motivated Semi-Senior seeking a new role within an established firm of accountants based in Stourbridge? Are you an accountant looking for progression within your accountancy career and have the initiative and problem-solving skills to be a Semi-Senior? A family-run accountancy business has a new and exciting vacancy for a Semi-Senior that has, or is willing to study towards, an AAT/ACCA/ICAEW qualification. As a budding chartered accountant, you’ll need to have tax and accounting knowledge and experience, be a self-starter, and understand the value of teamwork. This friendly firm of accountants based in the West Midlands has recently moved into a new office, offers a competitive benefits package, and opportunities for career progression.Stourbridge
Audit & Accounts Semi-SeniorAre you a client-focussed Audit & Accounts Semi-Senior seeking a new role within a modern and progressive firm of accountants based in Manchester? Are you looking for progression within your accountancy career as an auditor and have the technical proficiency and drive to be an Audit & Accounts Semi-Senior? A multi-office, established firm of accountants based in Manchester has a new and exciting vacancy for an Audit & Accounts Semi-Senior that has experience in leading small audits and those specific to solicitors (SRA audits).Manchester
Candidates - a career in Accounts in Scotland
To be successful in Accounts, you’ll need a good combination of interpersonal skills and a sharp eye for detail. You’ll also need to be reasonably computer literate.
As an Accounts Assistant
You’ll be providing admin support to accountants, undertaking clerical tasks such as
- making phone calls
- handling mail
- basic bookkeeping
- helping to keep the office running smoothly
- dealing with customers and external agencies
Accounts assistants are usually expected to be in work during typical daytime office hours.
Working as part of a team within a business environment, you’ll be full or part-time and your contract could be permanent or temporary, depending on the specific vacancy you go for. You may have to travel too.
Take advantage of offers of training and you may find promotion opportunities come your way. The next step on the career ladder would be as …
The typical qualities of a successful Assistant Accountant include
- part-qualified AAT –
- excellent Excel skills
- the ability to be diplomatic and discrete
- a pro-active approach and the ability to focus on system and reporting improvements
- payroll experience
- experience in preparation of statutory and balance sheet accounts
Your duties might include
- monthly management account preparation
- production of profit and loss statements
- to complete and maintain sales invoices and reports
- accruals & prepayments
- assisting in the preparation of statutory accounts for review
- bank reconciliation, posting and balancing
- weekly wages, petty cash and other journal posting
- quarterly VAT return preparation
Accountants go through a rigorous qualification and recruitment process. Employers generally look for graduates and school leavers who are
- able to reflect on their own work, as well as the wider consequences of financial decisions
- genuinely interested in business and possess a degree of business acumen
- organised and can manage deadlines
- good in a team
- skilled communicators and have good interpersonal skills
- proficient in IT
- able to be analytical
- methodical in their approach and have proven problem-solving skills
- highly numerate
What exactly is the role of an Accountant?
An Accountant delivers financial advice to clients. These clients could be self-employed solo professionals, SMEs, large companies, all the way through to multinationals.
Accountants frequently specialise in specific areas of practice
- management consultancy
- forensic accountancy
- corporate finance
A general overview of the role of an Accountant
- preparing accounts and tax returns
- administering payrolls and controlling income and expenditure
- auditing financial information
- compiling and presenting reports, budgets, business plans, commentaries and financial statements
- analysing accounts and business plans
- providing tax planning services with reference to current legislation
- financial forecasting and risk analysis
- dealing with insolvency cases
- negotiating the terms of business deals and moves with clients and associated organisations
- meeting and interviewing clients
- managing colleagues, workloads and deadlines.
“Garry was really helpful from the very start. He was able to organise numerous interviews in quick succession, his communication was faultless, and he managed to sort all the queries I had, no matter how minor. He managed to arrange for my study debt to be paid off and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I would recommend Public Practice Recruitment Ltd!”
“I have worked with Garry over the last 9 years during which he has helped me with strategic job moves which have seen my career progress from Tax Advisor to Tax Director. I have always found Garry’s market knowledge and career advice to be exceptional. I cannot recommend Garry and Public Practice Recruitment Ltd highly enough as they really are experts in their field.”
“Garry and Public Practice Recruitment Ltd have great connections and contacts throughout accountancy firms across the UK. This means that they can match the needs of both the firms and candidates rather than just dealing with volumes. Garry is great to discuss matters with and is honest and open with his knowledge and opinions and keeps up to date with developments across the profession. I would highly recommend him and his business to both candidates and firms.”
Accountant Jobs and Careers in Scotland
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With our long-established track record of success, we’ll find the right Accountancy Job in Scotland to match your career aspirations perfectly.
Our database holds thousands of accountancy candidates from throughout Scotland. If we can’t find a suitable candidate amongst them, we’ll go out and recruit – secure in the knowledge that we’ll soon fill your Accountancy vacancy with a great candidate.
We’ve helped dozens of Scotland Accountancy Practices to find the finest accountancy candidates. If your Practice has traditionally struggled to recruit accountants, we’ll soon help you to become the accountancy firm of choice in your corner of Scotland.
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