Finance Manager
Rutherford Cross
November 24, 2023
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Glasgow
Industry and Commerce
Commercial Finance
Salary Guide


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working with a highly successful Ayrshire-based business in order to appoint a Finance Manager. The Finance Manager will report to the Head of Finance and will play a key role in providing direction and leadership to the Finance team. Ideally, this role would suit a newly or recently qualified accountant (ICAS / ACCA or equivalent), with strong technical accounting experience. This is a brilliant opportunity for the right individual to develop themselves and their skills within an exciting business.


  • Leading the Finance team to produce month-end management accounts
  • Monitoring and maintaining adequate systems and controls
  • Overseeing the finance aspects of payroll processing for all Group entities
  • Reviewing monthly management accounts and reporting per agreed timelines
  • Monthly upload to Group, ensuring mapping in line with group requirements
  • Assisting in providing technical advice on accounting (including UK GAAP) and all relevant taxes for the finance team
  • Reviewing monthly production of balance sheet reconciliations with full supporting backup
  • Leading with the interim and final audit process, responsible for upload of requested backup to auditors
  • Delivering and reviewing year-end audit files and respective papers in line with deliverables for the external auditors for all entities
  • Producing annual financial statements
  • Ensuring the adequate timetable for all weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual deliverables is deployed and that it is adhered to
  • Producing and reviewing all applicable taxes and statutory filling including PAYE, VAT, PSA, Corporation Tax, Deferred Tax
  • Working with the Accountants for the production of monthly / quarterly / annual budget versus actual commentary ahead of the review process with the Head of Finance
  • Ensuring the Finance function has adequate financial processes, systems and controls and that these are implemented and documented appropriately
  • Maintaining effective management accounting processes
  • Supporting the prudent management, operational delivery, development and strategic enhancement of the Finance function
  • Providing some cover for the Head of Finance in times of absence
  • Assisting with any ad hoc Finance tasks as and when required

The Person:

  • A qualified accountant (ICAS / ACCA or equivalent)
  • Experienced in meeting strict deadlines
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload to adhere to deadlines, whilst managing various stakeholders
  • Proficient in the use of accounting software, for example, Sage
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, specifically strong in Excel and Word
  • Ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Experienced in leading, motivating and mentoring personnel, coupled with excellent communication skills
  • Experienced in leading a team (desirable)

On Offer:

  • Discretionary bonus (up to 10%)
  • 27 days A/L plus English bank hols
  • Moving day (+1 annual leave)
  • Birthday day (+1 annual leave)
  • Duvet day (+1 annual leave)
  • Opportunity to buy 5 additional annual leave days
  • Match up to 4% pension
  • Access to benefits portal for shopping discounts etc
  • Access to Health and Well-Being Portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Family days, Easter events, Ayr Races (all paid for by the business)

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Gillian O’Neil at Rutherford Cross.

Telephone: +447432482882

Email: [email protected]

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