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January 31st 2024

We are hiring! Here’s what it’s like to work for us

We’re very excited to announce that we are hiring for two new positions at our Edinburgh branch.

As such, I wanted to just explain what it’s like working for Scholes CA.

Firstly, it’s important to note that our team is incredibly talented, comprising individuals with diverse skill sets from varied backgrounds.

We don’t care if you’ve been to university, or you simply have a passion for accounting and numbers – all are welcome at Scholes.

There is a genuine passion – both amongst the Directors and everyone else – to see people succeed.

On that note, if you would like to speculatively apply, never be afraid to send your CV and covering letter to one of the branches – even if you haven’t seen a job advertised!

A focus on fostering talent, in all its forms

I am always amazed at the number of talented people who come through our doors, and I know that all the Directors are proud of how many exams are passed by our trainees each year.

We have several trainees currently studying towards their various qualifications:

  • Deborah Sutherland, studying for her AAT.
  • Ronnie Shearer who is studying towards his ACCA.
  • Jess Thomson and Cara Wilson who are both studying towards their ICAS qualifications.

I know that Jess has recently passed two of her tests for ICAS, which is very exciting for her and the team in Orkney.

Similarly, Cara started at the Aberdeen office this month and is already off to a flying start!

The culture

Anyone who knows our firm and its various branches will know that we are focused on people above all else.

We have genuine care for everyone who works with us, our clients, and our local communities.

I think that’s represented in all the great work we do outside of accounting.

Our Director, Karen, for example, is involved in ICAS education programmes and schemes that work on improving social mobility and access to knowledge within our industry.

She has also appeared on Radio Orkney numerous times and is a big part of her community.

The same can be said of all our branches – we are proud to be a part of the wider society and never see ourselves as insular or elite.

We have fun too – which is always a bonus!

The bottom line

I started working at Scholes in 2011 and it was the best decision I could have made.

Any of the team, if you asked them, I’m sure would say the same. I don’t want to sound cliché, but there’s no other way of saying it – Scholes really is like a family.

If you are interested in life at Scholes, please view the job descriptions below:

Senior Accountant, Edinburgh

Accountant, Edinburgh

If you’d like to apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Karen Scholes or Ivan Houston, or call either of us on 01856 872983.

We are always looking to hire passionate and talented people, so even if you haven’t seen a job advertised, please get in touch nonetheless!


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