Deputy Head of Finance
Rutherford Cross
August 27, 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom
- Glasgow
Public Sector and Not for Profit
Financial and Statutory Accounting, Financial Leadership and Control


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working in partnership with a prestigious, Glasgow based, institution to appoint a Deputy Head of Finance.  This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified accountant to join play a key role in optimising the resources of a respected organisation.

The Deputy Head of Finance will work closely with the Finance Director, providing daily support and deputising when required. This may include attending Board meetings on their behalf and working closely with the Senior Management Team.

The post-holder will ensure effective financial and management accounting with appropriate business systems and controls to enable compliance and corporate governance to be supported.

This role is responsible for ensuring that all monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements are met, as well as all statutory and regulatory reporting deadlines. The Deputy Head of Finance will ensure that adequate resources are available within the department to meet the day-to-day requirements e.g. banking, payroll etc.

The post holder will have experience in the on-going development of robust financial systems and a budgeting process that will deliver relevant, accurate and timely information to assist  staff in their decision-making responsibilities. This will include, but is not limited to the development of monthly variance analysis for the functional groupings and assisting heads of departments to prepare budgets and business plans.


Duties include:

  • Deputise for Finance Director when required
  • Produce monthly management accounts in line with the finance timetable
  • Overview and support of the production and submission of quarterly VAT returns
  • Ensure all balance sheet accounts and any other reconciliations required are completed on a monthly basis
  • Supervision of monthly payroll and provide cover for payroll during holiday periods
  • Delivery of annual statutory financial accounts, ensuring compliance with all appropriate legislation, and liaison with external auditors
  • Assisting in the annual budgeting process and working closely with the  Senior Management Team to ensure full understanding of the budgets
  • Liaising with  bankers, insurance brokers, fund managers, auditors, and external accountants to ensure effective use of external resources and advice and, where required, advising on ways in which the organisation may become less reliant on external providers
  • Involvement in other projects and activities as directed by the Finance Director
  • Provide information to the Finance Director and the Chief Executive Officer to ensure they have adequate financial information for decision-making
  • Work with all available information to provide the organisation with optimum solutions whilst working within all relevant legislation, policies and processes


Salary:                            £39,390 – £45,065 (depending on experience)

Pension:                         Will double match employee contribution up to 5% (i.e. maximum employee 5%, employer 10%)

Holidays:                        30 days plus 10 bank holidays

(Days must be kept for office closure at end of December)

Life Cover:                      Death in service, 3* annual salary

Professional Fees:           Fully paid

Working Hours:               9am-5pm


Additional Benefit:           Significant funding for any further training

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