Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice: Prospective Employees

Privacy Notice

MESTON REID & CO : DATA PROTECTION ACT 2018

PRIVACY NOTICE : PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES

Meston Reid & Co is registered under the Data Protection Act 2018 reference: Z48342138 and Michael J M Reid, a partner in the firm, is the data controller with responsibility for managing the firm’s compliance with the Act.

The firm will process/retain all data provided only for the period that relates to the process relating to the consideration of an application i.e. reviewing a CV, conducting an interview and considering whether to offer a contract of employment.

All data is held for the specific purpose of reviewing a job application. Electronic data is held on the firm’s server, which may not always be located within the EEA and data security responsibility is contracted to the firm’s external IT consultant. Paper files are held securely within the office.

For the avoidance of doubt, personal data is not made available to any third party and the firm has established appropriate security measures to prevent personal information from being lost accidentally, used/accessed in an unauthorised manner, altered or disclosed. Access to personal information is limited to those who have a business need to know and have agreed in writing to observe the firm’s strict policy of confidentiality.

Anyone concerned about the use of information held by Meston Reid & Co has the right to lodge a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK Supervisory Authority for data protection issues www.ico.org.uk.

Should an application not be progressed to a contract of employment, all data concerning such applicant will be destroyed by the firm in a secure environment. An applicant can request written confirmation of this from the data controller.

Should the applicant accept a contract of employment with Meston Reid & Co, the firm’s full staff privacy policy will apply which is detailed in the staff handbook and made available to every member of staff. This notice has been approved by the partners of Meston Reid & Co and is subject to amendment and alteration at any time as required by law.

Any enquires or requests for access to personal data, or clarification regarding the firm’s data protection and record management policy should be directed in writing to Michael J M Reid, reidm@mestonreid.com

Current Vacancies
  • ACCA trainee : Insolvency Department

    Our busy insolvency team seeks to recruit a recent graduate wishing to pursue an ACCA career whilst studying for a recognised insolvency qualification.

    The ideal candidate will display good communication/people skills, enjoy early responsibility, and have an eye for both accuracy and detail.

    Full training will be provided in what is considered to be a full-time five year journey.

    Excellent working environment and tailored employment package available to the successful candidate.

    You can find out more about us at www.mestonreid.com and www.scotdebt.net

    If you are interested, please send your CV to :

    Michael J M Reid
    Meston Reid & C0
    Chartered Accountants
    12 Carden Place
    Aberdeen AB10 1UR

    reidm@mestonreid.com

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  • Corporate/Personal Insolvency Administrator

    An opportunity has arisen with the insolvency department of Meston Reid & Co where you will be dealing with both corporate and personal assignments.

    The role:

    • Management and administration of a portfolio, under supervision, of numerous cases which will include a variety of corporate work and personal insolvency.
    • Maintain fully accurate case files, ensuring they meet with statutory requirements.
    • Preparing reports and attending meetings.
    • Monitoring cash/bank accounts.
    • Preparing statutory returns and VAT returns.
    • Effective communications with a range of stakeholders, creditors, debtors, directors, solicitors and other professionals.


    For the right applicant we offer full training and support will be provided. Previous insolvency experience would be helpful but applicants are welcome from a range of similar backgrounds. You will be challenged in this role and be given responsibility at an early stage.

    What we are looking for in the ideal candidate includes :

    • Previous case administrator experience.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Competence using MS Office applications.
    • A CPI qualification : desirable but not essential.


    The firm is an equal opportunities employer and seeks the right person to help enhance the firm’s strong local reputation.

    Meston Reid & Co has provided a full range of professional services throughout the North East of Scotland since 1990.

    To apply please send your CV to :reidm@mestonreid.com

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  • School Leaver

    Meston Reid & Co are looking to recruit a school leaver who may prefer to enter the job market straight from school rather than attend further education.

    The role will involve a variety of accounts preparation work, principally involving farming and landed estate clients, and on the job training will be provided.

    The firm is looking to establish a long term relationship with any successful candidate and consideration will be given to supporting the candidate gain an accredited professional accounting qualification such as AAT.

    Students can apply by submitting a cover letter and CV to smithl@mestonreid.com.

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  • Personal Tax Manager

    Our tax professionals provide a comprehensive range of tax services including dealing with tax planning, implementing practical tax strategies and compliance.

    With an increased demand for tax services we are seeking an experienced and ambitious Personal Tax Manager to join our tax team.  You will work closely with partners, clients and fellow team members and the position offers an excellent opportunity to build an influential role around your strengths.  You will also play an important part in the management of the tax department and developing the team.

    The role is varied and may include personal and capital taxes, trusts, inheritance tax planning, overseas employment taxes, property tax planning, dealing with residence issues and planning for high net worth individuals.

    If you think you will enjoy being part of our tax team and are seeking a challenging and stimulating role which offers prospects for career development please contact stewarta@mestonreid.com.  We would be happy to meet with you to discuss the role and your future career plans.

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