Ref: 28 Date Posted: Wednesday 16 Sep 2020

Vero is delighted to be partnering exclusively with our very good friends at Ashton McGill to recruit an exceptional accountant for their small team. This represents a truly unique opportunity to join Xero’s Small Firm of the Year 2020, with the aim of providing unrivalled levels of accounting support to a whole host of amazing clients. The successful individual will work alongside a fantastic group of like-minded individuals who all share a common goal; to help people by building better businesses.


This role can be worked on a fully remote basis. Although Ashton McGill are based in Dundee, they are happy to accept applications from anyway in the UK. Flexible, remote working is woven into their DNA so as long as you enjoy Zoom, do not let location be a barrier.


So, who are Ashton McGill?


Not your typical accountant. Back in 2013, they began life as a design agency, but the services they provide today were born out of a mutual need for change. As business owners they were dissatisfied with the way the accounting industry operated.


So, in 2017, the founders decided to conduct extensive research into what people really wanted from their accountant and a new business model started to take shape. Using co-founder Alasdair’s wealth of accounting and financial expertise, and son Andy’s marketing and design experience, Ashton Mcgill the accounting business was born.


Their ”Why”?


They love helping people.


At Ashton McGill, they’re passionate about people, and frustrated by the way many organisations behave today; they’ve forgotten about compassion, about empathy, about treating people well. Ashton McGill believe that when we actually do all of those things; when we know Why we do what we do and share that, then amazing things start to happen.


The Role


The Accountant will manage a range of accounting tasks, in addition to providing support to senior team members. Using the best technology coupled with a customer focused design led approach, you will be encouraged to bring your own ideas to a highly collaborative, collegiate culture.




• Overall responsibility for the management of transactional accounting tasks

• Management of client payrolls

• Management of client VAT returns

• Assistance with the preparation of Management Accounts

• Assisting senior team members with Year End returns

• Ongoing nurturing and development of client relationships

• Generating and implementing new and innovative customer service procedures

• Supporting fellow team members with transactional accounting duties


Person Specification:


• Accounting practice experience beneficial but not essential

• Extensive payroll experience

• Experience of preparing VAT returns

• Experience preparing Management Accounts beneficial

• Ability to coordinate, oversee and direct fellow team members preferred

• You must love helping people!


What’s on offer:


• Salary: £24,000 - £28,000 depending upon experience

• Performance related bonus

• Pension scheme

• Flexible working ingrained in culture

• Ability to work from anywhere in the UK