Trainee Chartered Accountant

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  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    £competitive plus benefits

  • Contact:

    Helen Moreland

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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About us

Wylie & Bisset are one of Scotland’s longest established larger independent firms of chartered accountants, providing a full range of services to clients including audit (both internal and external), accountancy and valued added, corporate and personal taxation, business advisory, corporate finance and consultancy services.  The firm operates a dedicated insolvency department which provides debt solutions to both consumers and businesses.                                           

About the job

We require a number of trainee chartered accountants to join our firm.  The role provides an excellent opportunity for a graduate to develop the full range of accountancy skills and experience whilst being fully supported through professional chartered accountancy training (ICAS).  A rotation system will operate to ensure candidates gain appropriate experience within each key department and across industry sectors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting in accounts preparation

  • Assisting in audit assignments

  • Liaising with the full range of clients – private, public and charitable sectors

  • Any other appropriate tasks, as directed

Reporting to:

  • Manager

About you

Successful candidates must be able to contribute to a professional environment and work effectively across our client base.  You will hold, or be on track for, a relevant honours degree (2:1 minimum) and have Higher grade Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications).  An ability to plan and achieve deadlines is essential in order to achieve staged exam success as well as effectively deliver to our clients.  A quality approach to work, positive communication skills and an enthusiasm for learning are key to success.                                                               

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Previous work experience within a professional office environment beneficial

  • Proven team-working skills

Personal Qualities

  • Proven organisational skills

  • Takes ownership of the task

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Enthusiastic, results driven, co-operative

  • Positive and confident approach to work

  • Client focussed

  • Quality approach to work (first time, on time, every time)

  • Can work effectively in a team environment or on own initiative

Other Information

Based:  The role will be based at our Bath Street offices

Hours:  37.5 hours/week, Mon-Fri 

Salary:  Competitive


  • We have developed a set of Expected Behaviours which form part of every role profile and contribute to positive culture
  • Some overtime may be required at times of high workload
  • Full driving licence beneficial
  • Some travel (overnight) will be expected
  • Full training support will be provided

Closing date is 5pm on Friday 18 October 2019 and interviews will be held early November 2019.