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Senior Accountant

About EQ 

EQ Accountants is an accounting, taxation, audit, and business advisory practice with offices based across Scotland and England, offering the full spectrum of solutions to meet our clients’ financial needs. Our specialisms include Agriculture, Engineering and Manufacturing, Healthcare, Leisure, Professions, Property and Construction, Technology and Charities. All of our employees are committed to utilising their financial and business expertise to inspire, support and encourage clients to realise their ambitions. 

We have been supporting our clients since the early 1990s, but there has never been a more interesting or important time to join us. Joining the EQ team at this juncture is an exciting opportunity propelled by the recent investment from Sumer Group. With an ambitious plan to triple turnover within the next five years, EQ stands as a frontrunner in Scotland’s accountancy sector. 

Bolstered by Sumer’s backing, EQ gains access to a vast network of over 1,000 colleagues across 40 offices while retaining the localised expertise of its core team. Led by a dynamic leadership team and fuelled by strategic acquisitions, EQ is poised for growth. As part of this journey, EQ fosters a culture of development and empowerment, exemplified by employee-focused initiatives. 

Join EQ and be part of a transformative endeavour reshaping the landscape of UK accountancy. 


The Role

Due to our expanding client base, we are looking to strengthen our team by recruiting a Senior Accountant. Our Team has an excellent reputation for providing a variety of accounting services to our Limited Company clients. The successful candidate will take on the role of Client Manager for a varied portfolio of clients. 

With offices in the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh and Penrith, we can be flexible on where the successful candidate is based.  

Key Responsibilities 

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 

  • Preparation of management accounts, annual accounts and corporation tax returns. 
  • Strong understanding of FRS Reporting, Capital Allowances and Director’s Loan Accounts. 
  • Filing of statutory accounts and CT600. 
  • Building good relationships with clients and dealing with their day-to-day queries. 
  • Corresponding with others on behalf of clients. 
  • Managing workload to ensure client and statutory deadlines are met. 
  • Undertaking one-off project work for clients. 
  • Chasing outstanding information. 
  • Organising and attending client meetings. 
  • Mentoring junior staff and reviewing their work. 
  • Being commercially aware. 

About You

  • You’ll have experience working in a similar role within an accountancy practice 
  • Excellent communication skills and a keen willingness to learn and develop. 
  • Being part or fully qualified in a professional accountancy qualification is preferred but not essential as support towards professional qualifications is also available to the right candidate. 
  • Strong computer skills would be an advantage 
  • You’ll enjoy a challenge and be happy to work as part of a team to tight deadlines 
  • Professional and pro-active, you will enjoy providing the best service possible to clients with the ability to work under pressure 
  • You are positive and confident in your abilities, but you're also a kind, empathetic person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 


We offer an inclusive culture that values difference, pride in the service we provide to our clients, belonging, employee welfare and continuous improvement as critical aspects of our organisational performance. As well as ongoing learning and development opportunities and a career development programme, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package (subject to conditions) which includes:

  • Life cover.
  • Income protection.
  • Financial planning consultation. 
  • Pension contribution scheme. 
  • Flexible working. 
  • Approved professional subscriptions. 
  • Enhanced annual leave. 

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Senior Accountant
Edinburgh Office or Penrith Office