Financial Accountant
Rutherford Cross
June 13, 2022
South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Ayr
Industry and Commerce
Financial Leadership and Control


Rutherford Cross is working with a global manufacturing business based in South-Ayrshire to appoint a Financial Accountant. The role of Financial Accountant requires a motivated, ambitious, newly qualified accountant with strong audit experience and likely looking to make their first move into industry.

On offer is a salary of £40-45k (dependent on experience), including bonus scheme. 8% employer contribution pension and flexi-time working.

Ideally, we are looking to speak with industry newly or recently qualified accountants (CA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparing draft US GAAP based financial statements for monthly review
  • Preparing an analytical review of the monthly US GAAP based financial statements and seeking explanations for variances from the business
  • Liaising directly with the Corporate accounting team, ensuring inter-company transactions are complete and accurate
  • Preparation and presentation of monthly Financial Review Pack to Director of Accounting and Corporate Controller
  • Responsibility for the completion of all Sarbanes Oxley control procedures that fall under the remit of the Core Finance Team
  • Reviewing adherence by the Project Accounting Teams to their Sarbanes Oxley control procedures and providing guidance to them where non-conformance issues are identified.
  • Preparing UK GAAP statutory financial statements and presenting these to finance management and the board for approval
  • Providing technical accounting assistance to the Project Accounting Teams.
  • Assuming the primary contact role for both our external and internal auditors.
  • Liaising with and supporting our external tax advisors in the production of tax computations and returns
  • Responsibility for cash flow forecast reporting
  • Providing technical assistance for ad hoc projects of significant financial materiality
  • Assist implementation of significant IT projects impacting financial statement preparation
  • Providing ongoing financial control improvement recommendations
  • Responsibility for Finance Business Continuity Management
  • Assist if required in roll-out of Finance training to the business

 The Ideal Candidate:

  • Commercially aware and have a relevant accountancy or audit background
  • A sound knowledge of UK accounting and auditing standards is essential, and an awareness of both US GAAP, IFRS and Sarbanes Oxley legislation would be beneficial.
  • Specialist technical knowledge or practical experience in long term contract accounting, foreign exchange accounting, hedge accounting and corporation tax would be highly regarded.
  • IT literate and must have a good level of competence with Excel, PowerPoint. Experience of SAP would be an advantage although not essential.
  • A current recognised professional accountancy qualification (e.g. CA or ACCA), but need not have significant post-qualifying experience.
  • Self-motivated, willing to learn and confident in approach to dealing with all areas and levels within the business.
  • Excellent communication skills

For an initial confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Gillian O’Neil at Rutherford Cross on 07432482882/ [email protected]

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