Service Line/Department
Outsourcing & Accounts
Employment type
Closing date

The Role

We are seeking a professional, and enthusiastic Outsourcing and Accounts Assistant to join our growing team in Inverness.

The successful candidate will provide primarily the following services to our clients:
•    Processing invoices and performing bank reconciliations
•    Maintaining client accounting records
•    Preparing VAT returns 
•    Preparing management accounts
•    Preparation of year-end financial statements for a wide variety of businesses
•    Carrying out and reviewing ad hoc tasks such as cash flows, budgets and information for third parties
•    Maintaining relationships with clients and taking ownership of projects and tasks as appropriate
•    Other admin tasks to support the wider team

The Team

The accounts and outsourcing department have experienced high growth in recent years and offer an exciting variety of work with great development opportunities.

The Office

The Inverness office has around seventy-five employees.  The team cover all the major accounting and tax disciplines including accounts, audit and tax for companies, individuals, partnerships and trusts in the Highlands and all over the UK.  Work is undertaken for large multi-national companies, family businesses, and a vibrant and varied combination of local, national and international individuals.

The office has a mix of local and remote workers, and is a welcoming and inclusive place to work.  The office Great Place to Work feedback is extremely positive, but we take all feedback seriously and look for continuous improvement in all areas to make the office a place the team can be proud of being part of, and where they feel they belong.


The role requires strong numeracy and analytical skills, along with the ability to learn quickly.  A good knowledge of Excel and Word is essential. Understanding of other accounting systems would be helpful, but is not an essential requirement.

You should be self-motivated, with the ability to organise your own workload and ability to cope with a number of competing deadlines. You will display a flexible, professional approach and have the confidence and ability to communicate effectively with managers, partners and clients.  You will also be a natural team player with a positive and enthusiastic attitude and excellent eye for detail.

Some prior bookkeeping experience (ideally a minimum of 2 years) and well as experience of Xero would be also beneficial. 

Reward and Benefits

•    A 35 hour working week with a hybrid working policy with the flexibility to work from home for up to three days per week (our core hours are 10-4)
•    Excellent benefits including; contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, Life Assurance cover and great flexible benefits and family friendly policies,
•    Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan. Paid in December.
•    Paid overtime or time off in lieu.

About Us

Saffery LLP is an adviser to individuals and businesses across a range of sectors, providing market-leading accountancy, audit, business advisory, tax and VAT services. Founded in 1855, we are the UK’s 15th largest accountancy firm. 

When you work with us at Saffery, you work with people who know your name, not just a job title.   We’re a place shaped by friendly, intelligent people who are individually excellent and collectively exceptional. We’re committed to our clients, but also to our greatest asset – our people. 

As a proud member of Nexia, a leading, international network of independent accounting and consulting firms, we’ve got access to local insight on a global scale.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is a top priority for us. With our ED&I strategy, Everyone Belongs, we are building on our positive work culture and implementing initiatives to improve diversity and strengthen our equitable culture of inclusion, led from the top. 

We hope you will apply to us, whatever your background, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability or neurodivergence, because individual differences equal collective strength. Built on values of excellence, integrity, enthusiasm and collegiality, Saffery is where Potential meets Personal.