Assistant Director/Executive, Craig Corporate, £Competitive Salary + Bonus
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Craig Corporate
December 22, 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Glasgow
Professional Services
Commercial Finance


The Company

Craig Corporate has been helping clients to create, enhance, protect and realise shareholder value in their businesses with advice and hands-on support since 1985. The firm’s ethos is to devise and implement practical yet innovative solutions that are tailored to meet each client’s specific needs. Craig Corporate is flexible in its approach and takes pride in delivering high-quality, hands-on assistance and advice.

With offices in Glasgow and Dubai, the firm is dedicated to providing commercial and independent advice across a full range of core disciplines.  The team achieves the best results by operating as an integral part of clients’ businesses. The team also works in partnership with leading financial and professional institutions, who regularly refer new deals and clients.

Craig Corporate has established a track record for creative and successful projects across the UK, US, Europe, and Middle East for businesses ranging from small, privately-owned enterprises to venture capital investors. Craig Corporate has grown significantly during 2021. The company now works with several new clients and anticipates this growth to continue during 2022 and beyond. This role forms an important part of the firm’s growth strategy.

The Opportunity

The opportunity to join Craig Corporate as an Assistant Director or Executive, provides exposure that is rarely available with other firms in the market. Craig Corporate supports businesses going through periods of change such as restructuring, high growth, change of ownership and management, sales and acquisitions. As a qualified accountant you will partner with a variety of clients, on either a retained, ongoing basis as a regular advisor or in a seconded/project capacity.  The post holder will provide high quality commercial business advice which will have a positive impact on clients’ profitability, cash flow or business value.

Typical duties will include:

  • Devise and ensure implementation of business strategies and operating plans
  • Analyse client problems and identify feasible alternative courses of action
  • Prepare well documented and presented reports and presentations to clients setting out the results of analysis and recommending effective action for the clients
  • Persuade clients confidently and forcefully about the need for action
  • Prepare plans (with financial outcomes) with clients
  • Coach client staff in skills and procedures needed to achieve agreed plans
  • Carry out assignments within the agreed time input limits and agreed schedules
  • Ensure the quality and confidentiality of client relationships are maintained
  • Ensure adequate systems are in place to monitor business performance
  • Promote Craig Corporate Limited’s capabilities to existing and potential clients and other business contacts (e.g. other professional advisors)
  • Participate in the local (Glasgow / Scottish) business community
  • Ensure compliance with external legal and other requirements

Example recent assignments undertaken by the firm include:

  • Part Time FD – Drinks
  • Part Time CFO – BioTech
  • Part Time FD – Software
  • Fund-raising advice - £20m
  • Fund-raising advice - £5m
  • MBO / Transition Support – Electrical Contracting
  • Ongoing Strategic Advice – Transport
  • Ongoing Strategic & Shareholder Advice – Manufacturing
  • Ongoing Strategic & Shareholder Advice – Property
  • Board Advisory & Shareholder Advice – Professional Services
  • Project Support (Currently Shareholder Exit, Acquisition & Future MBO) – Professional Services
  • Business Sale – Financial
  • Business Sale - Contracting
  • Investor Due Diligence – Software
  • Investor Due Diligence – Online Retail
  • Investor Due Diligence – Computer Generated Graphics
  • Financial Modelling – Infrastructure
  • Financial Readiness / Scoping for Fundraising / Business Planning – Alternative Energy
  • Shareholder Value Review and Implementation – Software
  • Cash Flow Planning & Reporting – Industrial
  • Bank Covenant Review & Forecast – Professional Services

Preferred Candidate Background

The role of Assistant Director/Executive requires a confident, ambitious CA comfortable operating as an integral part of clients’ businesses.  The successful candidate will be able to build effective relationships across a range of clients and will have an appetite to build their business network.

A summary of the key candidate requirements are as follows:

  • ICAS qualified accountant (or similar)
  • Quickly able to grasp the cultures of a diverse client base
  • The ability to advise senior stakeholders and be adaptable and sensitive to environments
  • Naturally inquisitive, with an appetite for understanding clients’ businesses and how value can be added
  • Take the initiative in identifying opportunities for and implementing improvements
  • An ability to communicate financial matters in a clear, concise manner to a variety of different stakeholders
  • Comfortable working as part of a small team
  • An ability to manage numerous different projects
  • Strong analytical skills to support business decision making processes
  • Commercial acumen and a positive, "can-do" attitude that will inspire the client’s team
  • Comfortable and enthused by the prospect of taking on business development activity


Salary:                       £Competitive

Working hours:       Core hours 9-5

Bonus:                         Discretionary, based on company and individual                                             performance

The Recruitment Process

Initial interviews are with our exclusive advisors Rutherford Cross.

Second stage interviews are with a Director.

Third stage interviews are with the Managing Director.

Final stage interviews will involve a presentation to both Director and Managing Director.

Applications should be sent to [email protected].

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