Careers with Drummond Laurie

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At Drummond Laurie we recognise that our people are key to our success. We strive to be the employer of choice and create an inclusive, healthy, safe and stimulating work environment that is recognised as a place of opportunity for everyone.

As a growing and ambitious firm we are proud of the fact that people drive our business and are the reason why we succeed. We are passionate about excellent client service and recruit the best for this.

The firm values diversity, celebrates its communities, and is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

 

Current Vacancies

Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant required to join our successful and expanding business. The role offers career progression as well as a competitive salary, and as a firm who strongly believes in the wellbeing of its employees, a generous benefits package is also included.  Based in modern and accessible offices our location has plentiful parking facilities.

Reporting to the Senior Management team, key duties of the role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the management team in preparing annual accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.
  • Preparation of management accounts.
  • Bookkeeping.
  • Preparation of VAT returns.
  • Preparation of corporate and personal tax returns.

We are looking for an experienced individual with a proven track record in all the above, with a view to progressing their career in a forward thinking company.

The position will suit candidates who have a number of years’ experience in an accountancy practice and who are seeking a new challenge in a positive environment.

To be considered for the role you must have a positive attitude and be a confident and effective communicator who is hard working and dedicated.  You must have strong communication skills and have an ability to work using your own initiative and to strict deadlines.

Candidates should be comfortable using accounting packages such as SAGE Line 50 and also be comfortable using Microsoft word and excel. Knowledge of IRIS would be useful but is not essential.

Please send your CV to mary.jack@drummondlaurie.co.uk

No agencies please.

 


 

Accounts Senior

Accounts Senior required to join our successful and expanding business. The role offers career progression as well as a competitive salary, and as a firm who strongly believes in the wellbeing of its employees, a generous benefits package is also included.  Based in modern and accessible offices our location has plentiful parking facilities.

Reporting to the Partners and Senior Management team, key duties of the role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation and review of Ltd Company, sole trader and partnership accounts
  • VAT compliance
  • Corporate and personal tax compliance
  • Working within set budgets and time scales
  • Coaching and mentoring our junior staff

We are looking for candidates with a proven track record in all the above, with a view to progressing their career in a forward thinking company.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Qualified through ACCA/ICAS or an equivalent qualification although consideration will be given to Part-Qualified and Qualified By Experience candidates with a significant track record in the Accountancy profession
  • Previous experience of working within general practice
  • Strong core skills of accounting, tax and VAT compliance

In this position the successful candidate will get a wide range of responsibilities and experience.  The position will suit candidates who have experience in an accountancy practice and who are seeking a new challenge in a positive environment.

To be considered for the role you must have a positive attitude and be a confident and effective communicator who is hard working and dedicated.  You must have good communication skills and have an ability to work using your own initiative and to strict deadlines.

Candidates should be comfortable using accounting packages such as SAGE Line 50 and also be comfortable using Microsoft word and excel. Knowledge of IRIS would be useful but is not essential.

Please send your CV to mary.jack@drummondlaurie.co.uk

No agencies please.

 


 

2018 Summer Internship Programme

In addition to the trainee positions we are also now recruiting for our 2018 Summer Internship Programme.

What we offer at Drummond Laurie is a paid 8 to 10 week internship typically between the months of July to September each year.

This vacancy is a very rare and unique opportunity for those considering a career in accountancy to experience first-hand what life is like as a trainee accountant.

Over the course of your internship you will gain real practical experience within a highly skilled team consisting of a mix of qualified and non-qualified individuals who together boast a breadth of knowledge and experience.

It will allow you to sample our culture and working environment so that you can decide for yourself whether it is right for you upon completing your studies.

How to apply

We are looking for those interested in a career in accountancy and our programme is aimed ideally at 3rd year university candidates or 5th year school candidates, however consideration will be given to candidates out with these years.

Applications should be sent by covering letter together with a copy of your CV direct to mary.jack@drummondlaurie.co.uk

 


 

Don’t just take our word for it, read some of our team’s thoughts below:

"From day one at Drummond Laurie, the whole team have been there to help me progress as I began my career. Whether it was day to day work or exams and studying there was always someone able and willing to help. The culture at Drummond Laurie, from partners to students, ensures not only will you be able to develop professionally and obtain your qualification, but also personally by being able to learn first-hand from an established team possessing a wealth of experience. "

− Graeme Kelly, Audit Senior

"Coming straight from University into an accountancy practice environment is always a daunting thought for a new graduate but rest assured here at Drummond Laurie nobody expects you to be an expert from day one. If you are motivated, client focused with a desire to progress then this is the place for you. I have worked with the majority of our team for around 9 years now and I can’t recommend highly enough the friendly, challenging and effective training environment created here. Whether its help with your day to day work or assistance you require with your professional exams, no question is regarded as a stupid one here as we look to assist you with your goal of becoming a fully qualified accountant."

− Robert McMillan, Manager

"Drummond Laurie provides the right platform and environment for work-life balance, career growth, recognition and job satisfaction. The work frequently involves new and interesting challenges, which leads to a positive atmosphere encouraging you to always do better than your best. At the end of the day, you receive great satisfaction knowing you have contributed to the collective growth of the business and our clients."

− Chris Todd, Assistant Manager

"Drummond Laurie is a great firm to work for. Everyone works well together and as a team are focused on delivering first class client service. For me this is important as clients are always at the forefront of everything I do. Working for Drummond Laurie has allowed me to not only build on and develop new skills/experiences, but has also allowed me to specialise in an area of particular interest to me. Having specialists I believe is important in ensuring clients are properly advised by those who know and understand their sector. My passion for my specialist area extends beyond the office and I am often seen out and about supporting the local agricultural sector."

− Margaret Bunyan, Manager