Financial Controller-SME
Rutherford Cross
October 29, 2020
Glasgow South, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Glasgow
Industry and Commerce
Financial and Statutory Accounting, Newly Qualified


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working in partnership with a steadily growing, medium sized business based in the South Side of Glasgow to recruit a Financial Controller.

This is a great opportunity for a qualified accountant with industry experience to join a high performing company.  Should the appointed candidate perform well in the role its is likely they will be made FD within 5 years.

The Financial Controller position requires an accountant who possesses excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. The ability to build relationships with and influence internal stakeholders, is a key requirement, as are first class technical accounting skills.

A strong track record of achievement both professionally and academically is required given the nature and requirements of this position.

A summary of the key candidate requirements are as follows:

  • Commercial awareness and business acumen
  • Strong technical accounting skills with great attention to detail
  • Demonstrable ability to maintain robust financial control environment and drive process improvement/efficiency
  • An approachable manner, working as part of a team working to achieve companywide objectives
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills, managing communications within the finance team and across all departments in the business
  • Comfortable working to tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills to support business decision making processes
  • Inquisitive & with the ability to learn quickly
  • An accountancy qualification is preferrable or commitment of working towards qualification

This is a varied role which involves all aspects of maintaining financial records and general accounting including:

  • Taking ownership for preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Preparing monthly management accounts
  • Handling monthly, quarterly and annual closings
  • Reconciling control accounts
  • Supervising payment runs
  • Computing and submission of VAT, CIS and PAYE tax returns
  • Preparing draft balance sheets and profit/loss statements
  • Complying with financial policies and regulations
  • Supervising payroll
  • Supervision of Accounts Assistant
  • Proactively make improvements to processes where possible
  • Using Sage 200


  • Salary:   £40,000-£45,000
  • Holidays:   20 days plus 9 stat, goes up to 25 & 9 after 5 years
  • Life Assurance:  4 * salary death in service cover
  • Working Hours:  8.30 – 5.30 Monday to Thursday 8.30 – 5.00 Friday
  • Pension:  3% employer & 5% staff workplace pension
  • Bonus:  Discretionary paid twice year June and December
  • Professional Fees Paid

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