Financial Controller
Rutherford Cross
May 2, 2017
Glasgow, United States of America
Job Type
Scotland & UK
Industry and Commerce
Financial and Statutory Accounting



Rutherford Cross is currently partnering on a Financial Controller 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 Financial Controller role is based at the Head Office in Glasgow and will play a key part in a 20- person finance function. This position is to support the Finance Director and lead the accounting 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:


  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and annual statutory accounts.
  • Coordinate preparation of all annual budgets.
  • Day to day assistance of all aspects of P&L and Balance Sheet.
  • Aspects of tax compliance including Corporation Tax, VAT and employee related taxes.
  • Working capital management.
  • Develop financial reporting to increase value to the business.
  • Act as primary point of contact for the audit.
  • Continuous review of business processes impacting finance, liaising with other areas of the business to effect change where necessary.
  • Manage projects improving systems and automation of reporting.


The Candidate:

The Financial Controller 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.


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.


Finally, it is critical that the Financial Controller 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.


A summary of the key candidate requirements are as follows:


  • 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
  • Committed team player who can work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Willing to be flexible to address business needs
  • Self-motivated and capable of developing the current role over time.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Energy, drive, tenacity, professionalism and commitment.
  • Excellent IT skills with an advanced knowledge of MS Excel



Salary of £45,000-£56,000, 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 John Ramsay 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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