Interim Finance Lead
Rutherford Cross
June 20, 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
Industry and Commerce
Temporary, Contract and Interim


Rutherford Cross is currently working with a manufacturing organisation based in the North of Scotland who are looking to add an ERP Finance Lead to their team for a fixed period of 12 months. Working closely alongside an ERP Project Team this role will be focused on implementing the financial ledgers within the new ERP system, developing efficient and accurate financial reporting and ensuring finance is integrated correctly to other functional areas. A summary of some of the key duties include:

  • Work with the project manager to develop the implementation plan for your functional area
  • Regular team meetings to provide update on status and key issues identified
  • Working with functional members of ERP Steering Group to resolve key issues
  • Establish effective relationships with key business users
  • Identify and allocate responsibility for the ownership of key system master data
  • Ensure comprehensive creation/ migration of functional master data onto new platform
  • Implementation of a functional blueprint with consultants and business users
  • Development of key performance metric reporting
  • Work with consultants to refine system build
  • Lead user training and acceptance testing for new ERP functionality
  • Plan and execute cutover and go-live activities
  • Recording the financial impact of operational/commercial transactions within the system and to generate routine financial reporting for management purposes
  • Configure processes and masterdata for integrated ledgers
  • Define standard costing rules in conjunction with consultants and Operations business users
  • Other functional tasks including configuring financial closing routines and establishing process to record budget & forecasting scenarios within system

The client requires a qualified accountant with recent experience in a similar role of working on an ERP implementation project.  Strong communication skills are vital and the ability to work with various contacts including Projects Managers, Project steering groups and business users. Excellent data analysis skills along with  a working knowledge of standard costing and variance accounting will be key. This role will be working from home most likely for the remainder of 2020 and possibly longer after that however there could be some travel to different sites later on in the contract.

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