Group Financial Accountant
Rutherford Cross
March 9, 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland & UK
Industry and Commerce
Newly Qualified


Rutherford Cross has been retained by a Hunter Boots Ltd, to identify a high calibre qualified finance professional to undertake the role of Group Financial Accountant based in Edinburgh. Founded in 1856, Hunter is a progressive British heritage brand renowned for its iconic Original boot. With a team of over 200 people, global e-commerce sites, headquarters in London and offices in Edinburgh, New York, Düsseldorf and Tokyo, the brand builds on its heritage of over 160 years, creating footwear and outerwear to protect from the weather and perform across all terrains.

This is an exciting time for Hunter Boots as the company continues to implement a strategy that has delivered continual year on year top line growth. Revenue grew by 19 per cent to £113.7m in 2015, up from £95.7m in 2014, off the back of a 33 per cent increase in North America sales. The owners, Searchlight Capital Partners, have invested significantly to support the brand’s flagship stores in London and Tokyo, the opening of a new outlet store at Bicester Village, an increased presence on the high street, upscaling warehousing and distribution, and the development of a global e-commerce platform and IT system. The group has also put a particular focus on growing the Hunter team, building for the future by promoting from within and investing in new talent.

Hunter Boots now has the opportunity to recruit a new hire for what is a pivotal role within the finance function. This position incorporates a blend of technical accounting, financial analysis and stakeholder management. Working in an environment where the only constant is change, this opportunity requires an individual with a ‘can do’ attitude, strong attention to detail, and first class business acumen. The ability to interpret complex financial information and share insight effectively with the senior management team and other key stakeholders will be critical to success. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a global brand and contribute to its future success, playing a key role in its journey.

Areas of focus will include:

  • Preparation of monthly Group consolidation and Management pack
  • Assist with monthly management accounts including journal postings, accruals, cost of sales, cashflow, variance analysis, and associated commentary
  • Preparation of Budget and Forecast templates
  • Consolidation and analysis of Budget and Forecast financials
  • Provide financial information and analysis to internal and external stakeholders
  • Global business partnering
  • Preparation of statutory accounts compliance with relevant Accounting Standards (IFRS)
  • Key point of contact with external auditors and management of the year-end audit process
  • Liaising with the external tax team to assist with tax computation queries and facilitate the year-end tax requirements for the purposes of the statutory accounts
  • Monthly reconciliation of intercompany accounts and ownership of the intercompany processes
  • Ownership of the Transfer Pricing methodology and Group recharges
  • Assist in Standard Costing and Trade Agreements process
  • Bring a continuous improvement approach to all areas of the finance function
  • Involvement in ongoing and future projects

To apply, please contact our retained advisor Billy McCarthy at Rutherford Cross.

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