Director of Finance (Treasury)
Rutherford Cross
April 1, 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Edinburgh
Industry and Commerce
Tax and Treasury


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working with an exciting business in the retail sector, based in Edinburgh.  We are engaged on a search for a Director of Finance in Treasury, a newly created position, reporting to the CFO, which has come about due to a strong period of growth and ambitious future growth plans.

The business does not currently have a treasury function and you would therefore be responsible for building something from scratch.  Forming a significant part of the company’s strategy are robust cash management and identifying strong investment opportunities.

The Role / Responsibilities

Reporting to the CFO, you will be responsible for all Treasury matters to include FX management, bank relationship management, debt and liquidity:

  • Managing cash flow
  • Forecasting payments and receipts, anticipating challenges and co-ordinating remedial action
  • Developing management information to ensure effective communication of cash positions over various time horizons
  • Supporting overseas trade including management of foreign currency exposure
  • Informing decisions about the use of company finances e.g. capex and investment appraisal
  • Evaluating and progressing the financial impact of new business ventures
  • Managing the bank and payment solution relationships, platforms and strategy
  • Managing Banking Facilities agreements including reporting requirements and banking covenant compliance
  • Supporting the process of ensuring a suitable funding package in place to support business objectives
  • Managing and developing payment solutions for customers to pay across the retail business
  • Ensuring accuracy of outputs from growing shared service function currently covering all accounts payable and receivable activities
  • Implementing the treasury policies and procedures

The Candidate

  • Qualified accountant
  • Proven track record in treasury management and in particular close working capital management
  • Proven proactive approach to identifying solutions to problems
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Consistently deliver on commitments, despite challenging timescales and competing priorities
  • Confident communicating with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead in developing people and team
  • Ability to work unsupervised and deliver high quality work to tight deadlines


For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Amy Peoples, on 07494 280 152.

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