Finance Manager – VR/GM51
Rutherford Cross
December 16, 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Edinburgh
Industry and Commerce
Commercial Finance


Rutherford Cross has been engaged by a leading Professional Services Firm in Edinburgh to support with the appointment of a newly created Finance Manager position.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager to set up the finance function from scratch. Initially this will be a stand-alone role reporting into Senior Management, however within time you will recruit a Finance Assistant who will support you day to day.

You will work closely with Senior Management to support the organisations growth strategy. You will be involved with day to day practice management improving and driving positive change. This is a hands on role, with a small team and so the successful candidate will need to turn their hand to most things and strive in achieving improvements. The goal is to ensure that quality financial information is available to help shape business strategies and decisions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and other monthly and quarterly management information
  • Preparation of VAT Returns
  • Preparation of annual budgets and monitoring of forecasts against actuals
  • Responsibility for cash flow management and liaison with the firm’s bank
  • Preparation of annual accounts for LLP and subsidiary companies
  • Companies House filing requirements for LLP and subsidiary entities
  • Review and implement internal processes and systems to improve the overall efficiency and performance of the firm
  • Work with firm’s projects manager on the management of the firm’s practice management system
  • Responsibility for annual billing of clients under the Tax Investigation Insurance Scheme
  • Overall responsibility for Sage accounts software including reconciliations
  • Ad hoc reporting requirements and other duties as required

The successful candidate will need to be / have:

  • Qualified accountant with experience post qualification or qualified by experience (CA/ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written required with the ability to deal with the leadership team, clients, suppliers and employees across a variety of levels
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Take pride in your work and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to delegate effectively and monitor progress
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to a variety of tasks and duties
  • Be accountable and take ownership for your work and that of others
  • Continuously improve work and develop solutions to problems
  • Be able to deal with confidential data and to act with discretion
  • Skilled IT user who is proficient in Microsoft Office, ideally having used Sage 50 or similar accounting software
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience of working in a professional service firm (legal / consulting / accounting), would be beneficial but not essential

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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