Financial Controller
Rutherford Cross
May 21, 2024
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Glasgow
Industry and Commerce
Commercial Finance
Salary Guide


Rutherford Cross is pleased to be partnered with a high-growth SME in East Kilbride to appoint the newly-created position of Financial Controller. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, this represents a fantastic opportunity to join an impressive business at a key point in its growth trajectory, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of the finance function and work with the leadership team to drive the growth of the business.

Ideally, we are looking to engage with qualified accountants (ICAS, CIMA, ACCA) that have a demonstrable track record in industry post-qualification. Construction sector experience would be highly advantageous but is not a pre-requisite. Given there is scope for this role to progress to a director-level role in the next few years, we are looking for someone who can demonstrate leadership traits but who also isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty in the day-to-day running of the finances.

This role will be based on-site in East Kilbride and offers a salary of up to 70k, with some stretch at the top end for a superstar candidate.

Key Financial Responsibilities:


  • Providing leadership and guidance to and development of the finance function
  • Responsibility for inputting to wider business plan through budget and long-range planning process
  • Supporting due diligence on growth strategy
  • Reviewing customer and supplier operational and commercial relationships
  • Reviewing and develop a business continuity plan


  • Written and verbal communication to the Managing Director and Senior Management Team
  • Financial processes review and development
  • Lead role in margin and cashflow improvement targets
  • Preparation and responsibility for internal financial reports (Weekly cashflow, Monthly Management Accounts, Quarterly Projections)
  • Review and develop KPI reporting – customer and project profitability analysis.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Supervision of preparation and responsibility for external financial reports (Audited Accounts)


  • Ensure compliance and controls are fit for purpose
  • Monthly VAT Returns and other HMRC regulatory requirements
  • Tax planning
  • Finance lease review
  • Lead on cashflow management and introduce opportunities for improvement

For an initial confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Harry Young at Rutherford Cross on 07494 280 500 / [email protected].

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