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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.

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Current Vacancies


 

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Senior Accountant 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 Limited Company, sole trader and partnership accounts
  • Preparation and review of monthly management accounts (including meaningful commentary)
  • Regular interaction with clients and dealing with advisory related client queries
  • VAT compliance
  • Corporate and personal tax compliance
  • Working within set budgets and time scales
  • Coaching and mentoring our junior staff

We are looking for a Qualified Accountant with 1-2 years post qualification experience with a proven track record in all the above, with a view to progressing their career with a forward thinking company. We will also consider newly qualified accountants as well as those qualified by experience.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Qualified through ACCA/ICAS or an equivalent qualification
  • Operated in a previous role with regular client contact (telephone, e-mail and face to face)
  • Previous experience of working within general practice
  • Strong core skills of accounting, tax and VAT compliance
  • Consideration will be given to Part-Qualified and Qualified By Experience candidates with a significant track record in the Accountancy profession

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.

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TRAINEE ACCOUNTANTS – 2019 GRADUATE & SCHOOL LEAVER VACANCIES

Drummond Laurie are now recruiting for our summer 2019 intake of graduate / school leaver’s to join our successful and expanding business. The vacancies will include full study support 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 in Grangemouth our location has plentiful parking facilities.

We are looking for individuals with a strong desire to succeed, with a view to progressing their career with a forward thinking company. We offer a 3 (graduate) or 5 (school leaver) year training contract to support the completion of the CA or ACCA qualification. 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.

In return we will commit our full support as you progress through your professional qualification, receiving a wide variety of practical experience along the way. You will be mentored and developed by a team with a wealth of skills and knowledge, who will strive to provide you with all the help you will need to reach your professional goals.

What you’ll get from a trainee position with Drummond Laurie CA:

  • At Drummond Laurie we are very proud to be an ICAS approved training provider and an ACCA Platinum Level Accredited Training Firm.
  • We will commit our full support to trainees through a variety of professional qualifications. Whether you are a graduate or joining us straight from school, there’s a route that is right for you.
  • For successful candidates, as well as a generous remuneration package, we will fund your full training costs, provide study support in line with the relevant professional bodies guidelines and cover the cost of all exams, books etc.
  • As a learning environment you will be provided with feedback on a regular basis to aid your continuing development and there will always be trainees a stage ahead of you, as well as qualified staff, who will be on hand to provide ongoing encouragement and support.
  • Regular performance reviews will also ensure you are given ample opportunity to develop your technical knowledge and strengthen and develop softer skills such as client service, commercial awareness and time management. We will support you in the early stages, helping you shape your future career.
  • We will give you responsibility from an early stage and provide a wide range of practical experience over the course of your traineeship.

How to apply

We will consider all graduate applicants who achieve a minimum of a 2:1 in your chosen degree subject. We also look for a minimum of 4 (A or B level) at Scottish Higher grade (or equivalent) – these must include English and Mathematics, this higher requirement is also applicable to school lever applicants.

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

 


 

2019 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PARTNERSHIP

In addition to the trainee positions we are also now recruiting for our 2019 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 Julie.mcvicar@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