Lead Accountant
Rutherford Cross
October 20, 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Glasgow
Professional Services
Financial and Statutory Accounting


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working with a leading professional services firm in order to appoint a Lead Accountant.  This role will report directly to the Senior Accounting Manager and have responsibility for the service delivery to a portfolio of clients in line with agreed client-specific service level agreements.

This position would suit a fully qualified or part-qualified accountant with prior experience working in financial accounting and strong excel skills.


  • Key client contact and ensuring delivery of all reporting for allocated client portfolio
  • Preparation of bespoke monthly/quarterly management reporting based on client requirements
  • Preparation of annual/interim standalone and consolidated financial statements
  • Highlight potential process improvements and working with the Director of the team to implement
  • Support the team with financial analysis
  • Provide bespoke financial analysis reporting as per client requirements
  • Preparation of investor reporting
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Preparation of CIS returns
  • Process and conduct due diligence work and NAV calculations on acquisitions and disposals of entities
  • Responsible for compliance with current procedures to ensure SLAs and KPIs are met within agreed timeframe
  • Cashflow reporting
  • Loan covenant reporting
  • Dividend / distribution calculations
  • Requirement to attend client meetings and internal meetings
  • Responsible for coaching, developing and generally managing junior team members


  • A professional accounting qualification (e.g. CA, ACCA or CIMA) or working towards qualification
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Focused on delivering solutions within agreed timeframes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Positive attitude/outlook and flexible approach to work
  • Ability to remain calm and in control when working under pressure
  • Should have experience of preparing financial statements and accounting for transactions in accordance with IFRS and FRS 102
  • Property Accounting experience is not required, but would be advantageous
  • Experience of working in a business culture that promotes adherence to procedures and controls
  • Experience in providing bespoke reports to clients based on accounting information
  • Excellent Computer Skills – Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, MS Project and PowerPoint)

On Offer:

  • International environment
  • Salary up to £40k (dependent on experience)
  • Annual bonus, up to 10%
  • 36 days annual leave
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Enhanced mat-leave and paternity cover
  • Hybrid working model
  • Flexible working hours
  • Permanent contract

For more information please get in touch with Gillian O’Neil at Rutherford Cross.

E: [email protected]


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