Financial Controller
Rutherford Cross
September 1, 2020
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Falkirk
Industry and Commerce
Financial and Statutory Accounting


Rutherford Cross is excited to be working in partnership with a growing SME business to appoint a Financial Controller. The company is going through a sustained period of growth, dealing with numerous new projects, which makes it a great time to join the business.

Reporting to the Financial Director, the Financial Controller will be responsible for ensuring the accounts for all group companies are prepared and submitted accurately and on time. In addition to being responsible for preparation of the statutory accounts and audits, the Financial Controller will prepare management accounts and reports for shareholders, partners and lenders. The post-holder will take the lead on the preparation of annual budgets and will take an active role in ensuring spend is controlled. The role will include regular reporting on actuals v budget at project and company levels. The Financial Controller will take ownership for the group’s financial systems and procedures and will be encouraged to review and improve upon the existing systems.

Duties include:

  • Preparation and submission of statutory accounts and liaising with external auditors
  • Taking ownership of tax matters including; VAT returns, CIS returns, dealing with HMRC,
  • Setting and managing budgets for projects and for the business annually, including variance analysis, controlling expenditure, supporting budget holders, reporting to the board
  • Day to day financial management for each company within the group including; managing purchase orders, creditor and debtor management, bank reconciliations, managing accruals and pre-payments and cash flow forecasting
  • Producing management accounts
  • Producing reports for certain external parties
  • Preparing board packs
  • Preparing for and holding regular finance meetings with the FD and CEO
  • Ad-hoc items such as insurance renewals and claims management

The role is well suited to a qualified accountant who has worked in a small or medium sized company, gaining exposure to a wide range of accounting tasks and procedures. Prior experience of establishing and maintaining strong controls and processes is essential, as is exposure to setting and managing budgets. The business requires an individual who will thrive in a dynamic environment, producing high quality work at all times.

Key attributes sought are:

  • Excellent organisation skills
  • A ‘team player’
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Able to deputise for the Financial director at Board meetings
  • Able to work at all levels (from basic journal posting to finalisation of accounts)
  • An eye for detail and precision
  • Ability to identify and implement improvements in our financial systems

On offer:

  • Salary of £33,000-£45,000
  • Working hours 9:00-5:30 with some scope for flexibility
  • 25 days plus 11 stats
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme
  • Paid annual professional membership fees

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