Group Accountant
Rutherford Cross
May 24, 2019
Perth, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Perth, England:
Industry and Commerce
Temporary, Contract and Interim


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working with a large blue chip organisation who are looking to add a Group Accountant to their team for a period of 12 months for a maternity cover contract. This role will primarily be based in Perth but there can also be the opportunity to work a couple of days in Glasgow. This role will be focused around providing finance support services to the Corporate Functions which will include Procurement and IT. The key aspects will be carrying out month end processing, budgeting and forecasting. A summary of some of the key aspects will include:

  • Managing group level internal and external reporting requirements
  • Producing monthly board finance reports and consolidation of group forecasts
  • Ensuring a robust financial control framework
  • Ensuring adherence to group wide compliance processes
  • Liason with senior management, business managers and other finance teams

This role requires a qualified or qualified by experienced accountant with recent experience in group reporting and working in a large complex organisation. Communication skills are key and ability to be flexible to manage workload and prioritise effectively.


You will be responsible for provision of all finance support services to Corporate Functions including Procurement and IT, covering month end processes, budgeting and forecasting. You will also be responsible for the accurate and timely delivery of all Group-level internal and external reporting requirements, including production of monthly Board finance reports and consolidation of Group forecasts and Budget in relation to capital expenditure and investment. This will include performance improvement, delivery of a robust financial control framework. You will also be responsible for ensuring a consistent approach to reporting of financial information and compliance with all Group policies and procedures in respect of capital accounting and financial control.


Key Accountabilities

Your responsibilities will extend to the production of reporting to the Large Capital Projects Committee. You will ensure consistent application of SSE accounting policy requirements around capitalisation and depreciation, including qualifying expenditure, development assets, capitalised interest and intra-Group transactions and respond to ad hoc requests from senior Finance management, business managers and other finance teams.

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