Senior Financial Accountant – Glasgow – Up to 50k
Rutherford Cross
November 16, 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Glasgow
Industry and Commerce
Financial and Statutory Accounting


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be exclusively partnered with one of Scotland’s largest family-owned businesses to appoint a Senior Financial Accountant.  Reporting to the Finance Director, this is a rare opportunity to work for a growing, family-owned company, and have the responsibility for financial governance, statutory reporting, and tax with revenue exceeding £250m in the coming financial year.

What’s in it for you? A salary of 50k plus excellent benefits (including hybrid working), the opportunity to work in a close-knit team in a brand-new office and a built-in line of progression to a head of a department role in the next few years with a bigger title, and a considerable uplift in salary.

For this position, we are looking to engage with qualified accountants who are technically strong, and additionally, any exposure to corporation tax would be highly advantageous. Happy to consider those already in the industry looking for a step up in responsibility or a new challenge, or alternatively those in practice looking for their first step into the industry. If coming from practice, we would be looking for someone with demonstrable post-qualification experience. Happy to consider big 4/mid-tier/small firms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and mentor the Financial Accountant who is going through ICAS exams
  • Prepare monthly consolidated group accounts
  • Review monthly subsidiary management accounts
  • Assist with monthly reporting to the banking club and bi-annual audits
  • Continue the development of a comprehensive internal control framework to mitigate risk
  • Lead continuous improvement of business systems and processes, with a particular focus on statutory reporting and tax governance
  • Review monthly accruals and prepayments alongside other balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare year-end statutory accounts for all group companies
  • Assist with year-end audit and work closely with the Financial Controller to ensure this is delivered on time
  • Develop a deep understanding of the ERP system and longer term provide support to the wider finance team if issues arise
  • Prepare quarterly corporation tax computations to allow the best estimate and payment of instalments
  • Prepare annual corporation tax computations and liaising with auditors and tax advisers to ensure annual accounts and final computations are completed within the required deadlines
  • Prepare annual PAYE settlement agreement
  • Prepare and file shareholders’ personal property company’s
  • Remain technically up to date on all tax legislation changes and advise the Finance Director on the impact these may have on the business
  • Maintain the tax risk register and meet regularly with the Finance Director to review and update it as required
  • Lead the project to migrate our cash expenses system to Concur
  • Support the Finance Director with ensuring that the financial governance of the business meets HMRC’s requirements
  • Lead continuous improvement of business systems and processes, with a particular focus on statutory reporting and tax governance

For an initial confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or for further information, please contact Harry Young at Rutherford Cross on 07494 280 500.

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