Group Accountant
Rutherford Cross
January 5, 2022
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Job Type
Industry and Commerce
Financial and Statutory Accounting


Rutherford Cross are delighted to be exclusively partnered with a global engineering firm to help appoint a Group Accountant. The business has grown significantly in recent years through a combination of M&A activity and organic growth and has a global presence. This position represents a key hire for them in their west of Scotland operation. On offer is a salary of up to 50k + up to 10% bonus and a hybrid working model.

Ideally, we are looking for a qualified accountant with some degree of post-qualification experience. The business is happy to look at people who are remain in practice or who qualified in industry/moved to industry. Ideally if you were coming from industry, you would have had some involvement with external auditors. This opportunity represents an excellent next step for someone seeking a move into a varied role within a global company.

Key Responsibilities

Ownership of Group Management and ERP Cost Centres:

  • Manage reporting of the Group management and ERP cost centres - preparing results in SAP, reporting results in Cognos and reviewing and reporting actual positions on a monthly basis with the Group FC, CFO and CEO. This involves managing a budgeted spend of £5m.
  • Preparation of related balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Manage the forecast and budget process for the above cost centres.

Assist with Group Internal and Board Reporting:

  • Fortnightly Reporting – Assist with the preparation of the Group MidMonth report, ensuring integrity of numbers and completeness of commentary.
  • Monthly Reporting – Assist with generation of accurate and complete commentaries for the monthly Group report and ensure integrity of numbers.
  • Assist with the production of the Group Monthly Reporting Pack for the Executive team, Board and other external stakeholders.
  • The above involves working directly with the GFC, CFO and the CEO.

Involvement in the Group Cost Centre Forecast/ Budget Process:

  • Assist with the co-ordination of the Group Forecast/ Budget Process, including preparation of forecast/budget instructions, creating reporting templates, production of the Group Powerpoint Pack and management of the overall timetable.

Financial Analysis:

  • Supporting the senior management team with ad hoc financial analysis
  • Collation of financial reporting analysis requested from Group.
  • Run the Group Statutory Audit Process

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

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