Management Accountant
Rutherford Cross
January 20, 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Edinburgh
Industry and Commerce
Commercial Finance


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be retained by the Artisanal Spirits Company to appoint a newly created Management Accountant in Edinburgh.

This is an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified accountant to join ASC as their Management Accountant.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparation of trial balances and corresponding management accounts for multiple group entities
  • Submission of accurate, high quality and timely financial information for internal reporting
  • Investigate operational variances to plan, communicate to management and advise on potential efficiencies/cost control measures.
  • Preparation and accuracy of relevant Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Tax compliance (VAT, Duty returns etc)
  • Internal Control Oversight
  • Maximising the use of technology to support the growth of the business
  • Developing financial systems and reports for a new business area
  • Provide robust analysis to support our strategic and commercial objectives, including assessments of new projects and support in the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Develop a strong business partnering culture with departmental heads
  • Analysis and engagement in a number of high value & business critical projects (inc capex control)
  • COGS management, bottling/fulfilment operations
  • Oversight and analysis on other international JV’s & subsidiaries
  • Assist with the preparation of statutory accounts
  • Assist in preparation of annual Corporation tax working papers
  • Assist with Group Consolidation
  • Ensure accuracy of costing models
  • Development of dashboards and accounting systems & models.
  • Strive to ensure continuous improvement of processes and systems
  • Developing risk register and highlight any areas of risk & opportunity to the Group Financial Controller
  • Treasury management and support with treasury strategy
  • Development of financial reporting and internal accounting rules

Candidate Profile:

This is an exciting, progressive opportunity for a talented finance professional with the desire to drive change within a company. The successful candidate will be an inquisitive and proactive individual. You will be results focused with the ability to influence whilst building strong long-term relationships with stakeholders. The ideal candidate will either be a newly qualified accountant looking to make their first move from the profession or will have qualified in industry working within a similar role. The appointed individual will report directly into the Group Financial Controller and will be required to take a hands-on approach to their varied role, where no two days are the same.

Key requirements:

  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g. CA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA) - Essential
  • Strong Excel skills - Essential
  • Experience with Oracle NetSuite - Desired
  • Industry experience (whisky sector not essential) – Desired
  • Self-starter, taking ownership responsibility
  • Flexible and accountable
  • Confident and being capable of creativity for problem solving
  • Effective communicator and relationship builder
  • Curious and detail oriented
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Multi-tasker, adaptable and able to manage deadlines well
  • Thrives in a growing, changing environment and result driven
  • An ability to manage and deliver multiple priorities
  • Confident in decision making and judgement

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