Financial Accountant – Hunter Boots Ltd
Rutherford Cross
April 20, 2015
Job Type
Scotland & UK
Industry & Commerce
Financial and Statutory Accounting


Rutherford Cross has been retained by Hunter Boots Ltd, to identify a high calibre Accountant to join the UK finance team based in Edinburgh. This role represents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and career focussed individual looking for a firm platform to develop their career in industry with an iconic British and now global brand.


Headquartered in Edinburgh with offices in London, New York and Dusseldorf, Hunter builds on its heritage of almost 160 years, creating footwear and outerwear to protect from weather and perform across all terrains. Hunter products are currently made by supplier factories located in China, Germany, Indonesia, Portugal, Turkey and the UK, with the UK business being the ‘hub’ supporting the global operations. This is an exciting time for the company as it continues to diversify its product offering and move more into the direct consumer retail space, creating a strong platform for growth both in the UK and Internationally.


Job Description


The Financial Accountant will provide support to the Group Financial Controller and other senior member of the finance team. Areas of responsibility will include monthly reporting, forecasting, statutory and year-end accounting, and treasury management. There will also be opportunities to get involved in a variety of ongoing projects and interact with non-finance stakeholders throughout the business.


A strong track record of achievement both academically and professionally is preferred given the nature and requirements of this position. This is a hands-on finance role that requires an individual with commitment, drive, and commercial acumen.


Key areas of focus will include:


  • Assist with monthly management accounts including journal postings, accruals, cost of sales, cashflow, variance analysis, and associated commentary
  • Monthly reconciliation of the P&L and balance sheet
  • Assist with short term cash management and forecasting
  • Check and approve weekly cashflow reports
  • Provide financial information and analysis to internal stakeholders
  • Preparation of statutory accounts and compliance with relevant Accounting Standards
  • Year-end accounts production and liaise with auditors where necessary
  • Bring a continuous improvement approach to all areas of the finance function
  • Ensure appropriate system and internal controls are maintained
  • Preparation of compliance reports
  • Cost control and expense functions
  • Involvement in ongoing and future projects

Key Candidate Requirements


  • Qualified Accountant
  • The capacity to interpret complex financial information
  • Confident communicator with excellent inter-personal skills
  • Strong analytical skills and technical ability
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • First class problem solving and decision making
  • Able to perform in a dynamic working environment
  • Self-motivated and capable of developing in the current role over time

Experience of FMCG or Retail although useful, is not a specific criterion. However, it is likely the individual will have relevant industry experience gained in an SME environment.


Excellent package on offer including Bonus Potential, Pension, Product allowance, Private Medical, Life Assurance and Income Protection.


To apply, please contact our retained advisor Billy McCarthy at Rutherford Cross.


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