Finance Team Leader
Gap Group
March 1, 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland & UK
Industry and Commerce
Newly Qualified


Rutherford Cross is currently partnering on a Finance Team Leader role with GAP Hire Solutions.


GAP Hire Solutions is the UK’s largest independent equipment hirer. With over 130 depots nationwide and 3rd generation family involvement, GAP has developed significantly since the business was founded from a single location in 1969.

During this time, while the equipment and service offering has evolved, one thing remains the same – the commitment to the traditional family values on which Gordon Anderson Plant was formed all those decades ago.


GAP remains a family owned and operated company. Trust, integrity and honesty underpin its national operations and its people are committed to ‘the GAP Code’. Completely focused on providing exceptional service, the business offers customers value for money, reliability and total peace of mind. With market-leading investment year on year, GAP has the widest range of the latest equipment and the youngest fleet in the industry.


The Opportunity

The Finance Team Leader role is based at the Head Office in Glasgow and will play a key part in a 20- person finance function. This newly created position is being introduced to support the senior accounting team and management team, incorporating process and system development as required. The role will take ownership for ensuring the performance of the finance team, and adherence to all relevant company/departmental procedures and policies.

An overview of core responsibilities includes:


  • Effectively manage the performance of each member of the finance team acting as a coach and mentor to develop their full potential
  • Ensure the finance team operates as a high-performance team at all times
  • Ensure monthly team deadlines are achieved
  • Prepare monthly accounts for Events division
  • Produce monthly Head Office accounts
  • Produce monthly accounts for TIC division
  • Support Senior Accountants in the production of monthly accounts preparation, analysis and ad hoc reporting
  • Support the year-end audit process and statutory accounts production
  • Develop the financial controls environment through new processes and system changes, co-ordinating with the Financial Controller to bring efficiencies and time savings to the finance team.

The Candidate:

A summary of the key candidate requirements are as follows:

Finally, it is critical that the Finance Team Leader has first rate technical accounting skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate great attention to detail and be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines. They must possess the ability to liaise professionally with stakeholders at all levels, adapting their approach accordingly.

The business is open to candidates who have gained experience in industry and those who trained with accountancy firms in audit or accounts preparation. Key to this position is ensuring the accuracy of monthly accounts preparation and analysis, whilst supporting members of the team and developing good working relationships across the business.

The Finance Team Leader position requires an individual who demonstrates proven leadership skills, setting a positive example to the finance team. Having the ability to prioritise a multitude of tasks is vital. The successful individual will be required to ensure strict deadlines are met and will provide a variety of stakeholders with financial reports.

  • Qualified accountant CA, ACCA or CIMA
  • An individual on the upward curve of their career who will seek progression within the organisation in future
  • Confident communicator at every level, able to engage with various areas of the business
  • Self-motivated and capable of developing in the current role over time
  • Committed team player who can work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Willing to be flexible to address business needs


Salary of £36,000-£41,000, defined contributory pension, life assurance, industry leading holiday entitlement, subsidized gym membership, child care vouchers

What to do next:

To apply, for a confidential discussion, please contact our advisor Jonathan Donnelly at Rutherford Cross at [email protected] or 0141 6117770

Please note that all third party or direct applications will be forwarded to Rutherford Cross for inclusion in the assessment process.

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