How to apply:  Email Lucy Parris at

Pay: Will meet National Living Wage

Qualification/Experience Requirements: Good secondary education, Possible HNC/HND level qualifications, good book-keeping experience, training for an accountancy qualification.

Type of Resource: P/T (i.e. as part of studies) Minimum three days per week (9–5).

Initial Contract Term: Three month trial period and then permanent role

Base Location: Ingram Enterprise Centre, Kilmarnock

Travel: Minimal – must be able to drive and willing to travel within Ayrshire (travel will be paid)

Reporting to: Senior Accountant/Accountant

Scale and Size of Role
Working within growing accountancy and financial management firm to provide accountancy services to small business and charities. The role will focus on office administration work, office organisation, telephone answering, initial client paperwork and engagement contracts, providing support for book-keeping for preparation of sole trader and limited company accounts and VAT services to several clients and other administrative duties as required.

Key Skillset
• Excellent numerical skills
• Book-keeping / Accounts preparation – either a single client or within an accounting practice
• Payroll creation would be advantageous
• Experience of working in accountancy practice/finance office or related role
• Knowledge and experience of Xero accounting software would be advantageous
• Very good customer service (telephone and face to face)
• Trust / Integrity and Honesty
• Excellent communication skills – verbally / written / face to face with clients
• Excel / Word knowledge
• Self-starter and can work autonomously
• Strong decision support capabilities
• Willingness to learn
• Be able to think through problems in a pragmatic manner
• Able to juggle a number of key priorities across a number of projects at a number of clients
• Know when to ask for assistance.
• Adaptable and understanding to meet the needs of a small developing business

• Managing Director
• Senior Accountant / Director
• Accountant
• Accountancy contractors and consultants
• Associates
• Clients

Person Profile
• Proactivity and ability to work on own initiative
• Focuses on the needs of the customer
• Flexibility
• Innovative thinking
• Open and honest approach in meeting deliverables
• Willingness to challenge
• Needs to be a strong team player
• Can-do attitude