Financial Controller – VR/GM85
Rutherford Cross
January 29, 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Stirling
Industry and Commerce
Financial Leadership and Control


The Financial Controller will take responsibility for the delivery of accurate and high-quality management information as well as creating a robust financial model for the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review and development of controls, processes and procedures, ensuring a robust accounting system is in place as the business continues to grow
  • Developing business cases and financial models to secure capital expenditure approval
  • Work with the Project build team to ensure close management of expenditure and cash flow
  • Leading business forecasting to support, short, medium and long-term business planning in collaboration with all key stakeholders
  • Ensuring working capital requirements are met across the business
  • Review and analysis of performance including budgeting, cashflow forecasts, cost control and financial KPI monitoring
  • Supporting any accounting system implementations and upgrades
  • Development of the accounts function, including responsibility for future recruitment and evolving the finance structure to meet business needs

It is critical that the Financial Controller can effectively support the COO, while consistently meeting the needs of key stakeholders both within and external to the business. Undoubtedly, this is a key appointment for CRL and the successful individual will play a key role in shaping the finance function over time.

Key requirements:

  • High calibre graduate with a good track record of academic achievement
  • Fully qualified accountant with appropriate post-qualification experience, preferably with a minimum of 5 years PQE and experience working in a similar role and environment
  • Excellent technical knowledge of statutory accounting, taxation and compliance
  • Experience of implementing robust financial controls, processes and procedures
  • Strong commercial understanding
  • Ability to develop high quality management information to support decision making
  • Excellent management and development skills, including knowledge of structuring remuneration schemes across complex groups
  • Knowledge of financial modelling would be advantageous
  • System implementation and development experience is desirable
  • Good IT skills, especially in relation to Microsoft applications and Excel
  • Self-starter, willing to be involved in the detail, whilst having sufficient gravitas to support and challenge key stakeholders as required
  • Confident communicator at every level, with strong inter-personal and influencing skills
  • Self-motivated, organised and capable of developing in the current role
  • Committed individual, displaying drive, ambition, and professionalism
  • Flexible to travel to other subsidiary sites as required

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