Financial Accountant / Business Partner
Rutherford Cross
May 24, 2023
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Ayr
Industry and Commerce
Commercial Finance
Salary Guide
Up to £45,000, dependent on experience


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working with a highly successful drinks business to appoint a Financial Accountant / Business Partner. This newly created role is a direct result of business growth, representing a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their finance career in a thriving and exciting industry. The position will suit someone who is a great team player, enthusiastic and keen to progress. The post-holder will report to the Group Finance Manager.

The ideal candidate is someone who will excel in a fast-paced work environment within a varied and challenging role as part of a small but high-performing team.

The successful candidate should hold or be working towards a full professional accountancy qualification (ICAS / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent) and ideally have previous Management Accountant / Finance Business Partner experience.


  • Working with the finance manager to produce monthly financial reporting & management accounts for the group, assuming responsibility for assigned cost centres including preparation of monthly management accounts, budgeting and supporting budget holders with forecasting
  • Providing in-depth analysis of trends in production, stock and other operational variances and providing solutions to minimise cost or maximise efficiencies where possible
  • Supporting the production / supply chain management team by providing financial analysis to enable informed decision making on anything involving costs or efficiency
  • Aiding the development of systems, controls and processes, ensuring a robust environment as the business continues to grow
  • Developing technical awareness and expertise in all areas of financial control (including stock and credit control) to enable the support and delivery of financial reporting, including leading the training of non-finance teams and new joiners
  • Supporting the development and on-going maintenance of the Group Finance Controls, ensuring documentation remains up to date and reflects the changing business needs and regulatory environment
  • Supporting the Finance Manager in systems development and projects as required
  • Assisting with year-end and month-end processes as required
  • Ad hoc project work as and when required


  • Part-Qualified or Qualified accountant: ICAS, ACCA or CIMA
  • Strong operational foundation in accounting
  • Previous FMCG / manufacturing experience preferred but not essential
  • Confidence and strong interpersonal skills, especially when interacting with senior management and internal / external stakeholders
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage deadlines and prioritise effectively
  • Energy, drive, tenacity, professionalism and commitment
  • Strong IT skills  - excellent MS Excel skills are essential
  • Ability to work well in a team, but also capable of taking ownership for the delivery of specific tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

On Offer:

  • Competitive salary of up to £45k (dependent on experience)
  • Up to 15% annual bonus
  • Pension with 5% EE & ER contribution
  • 25 Days Annual Leave with the ability to buy / sell 5 days leave, plus 9 Statutory Holidays
  • There is scope for the right candidate to be given study support towards professional finance or HR / Payroll qualification
  • Flex Friday – finish at 2pm on a Friday (subject to a rota)
  • Westfield Health Cashback plan – money back on a range of healthcare treatments plus online GP and doctor second opinion service
  • Access to discounts at several large retailers, restaurants and online hotel booking sites
  • Discounted Gym Memberships
  • Confidential counselling line for mental health issues
  • Access to advice on legal issues via confidential support line
  • Subsidised Flu jabs

For more information on remuneration please contact Gillian O’Neil at Rutherford Cross.

T: +447432482882

E: [email protected]


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