Group Financial Accountant
Rutherford Cross
May 18, 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Glasgow
Industry and Commerce
Financial and Statutory Accounting


Rutherford Cross is working with a market leading organisation based just outside Glasgow to recruit for a Group Financial Accountant. This role is working with a company who employ over 500 people globally and across multiple locations. The Group Financial Accountant role will be responsible for the delivery of the financial accounts for the UK trading entities and the statutory UK consolidation of overseas entities as well as managing tax compliance for the Group. A summary of some of the key accountabilities for the role are included below:

  • Preparation of the consolidated statutory accounts and subsidiary accounts (all currently prepared under FRS 102)
  • Preparation and analysis of the Group Consolidation including responsibility for intercompany elimination journals
  • Act as a key point of contact for the auditors and assist with the audit process across the UK company and group accounts to deliver fully audited accounts in line with the group timetable
  • Ensure compliance with all corporation and other tax requirements for all group companies, liaising with external advisors and government agencies as required. Certify the completion of monthly/quarterly VAT returns
  • Responsible for establishing Group financial control, ensuring the robustness of systems, processes, policies, and controls minimize financial risk and are scalable as the business continues to grow
  • Safeguard the assets of the Group through ensuring robust financial controls are adhered to throughout the financial year through monthly balance sheet control reviews in line with the month end timetable
  • Preparation of monthly reporting presentation for key balance sheet and cash flow metrics
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of monthly board updates
  • Ensure the effective management of cash flows through robust forecasting and confirming working capital is being maintained at optimal levels

For this role the company require a fully qualified accountant with strong technical accounting experience. Previous experience in a financial accounting role and preferably with exposure to group consolidation will be important as well as being able to deal with senior stakeholders. A candidate with experience of improving control, process and rigor around financial metrics and the ability to analyse and present accurate and concise information will be well suited to the position along with having the ability to develop meaningful KPIs. On offer is an excellent salary up to £65,000 DOE as well as flexibility around the working week.

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