Project & Transformation Accountant-Remote- Permanent- Salary £50,000-£55,000 Plus Bonus
Rutherford Cross
February 2, 2023
Glasgow/Remote, United Kingdom
Job Type
Industry and Commerce
Financial and Statutory Accounting


Rutherford Cross is working with a global business to appoint a Project & Transformation Accountant. The company has achieved exceptional results in recent years and is on an impressive growth trajectory.  The business' accounting function operates primarily on a remote basis with occasional team meetings.

Duties include:

  • Report to the Divisional Finance Director to map out end to end processes for all business units at a world-wide group level
  • The role will liaise closely with various finance functions, business units, geographic and functional strategy teams across the group
  • Carry out due diligence on new contracts, advising the business on how to account for these
  • Work with the accounting practice team to create and implement accounting policy and processes to respond proactively to support the strategic direction of the Business including the creation and maintenance of a “Blueprint” accounting entry document
  • Design, influence and implement policy in line with Group strategy
  • Partner with internal financial services to agree processes with external funding partners
  • Provide input where requested by the Divisional Finance Director to ensure deals are entered into with proper governance, controls, and approvals from impacted business units
  • Identify, document, and implement ongoing end to end Accounting process improvement with an aim to drive standardization and efficiency, redesign processes through simplification and drive productivity
  • Set up corporate knowledge repository to drive effective and efficient knowledge sharing of finance & business policies, best practices, standards, and guidelines across the organization
  • Issue financial reporting guidance and interpretation to ensure consistent application of the standards across all regions of the business
  • Participate in global transformation projects and initiatives and implement changes in Finance operations in line with project plan
  • Work collaboratively with cross domain counterparts to develop detail project work plans, risk mitigation, issue tracking and communication plan
  • Business partnering with internal tax teams in various geographies to understand any specific in country tax legislation that may add additional complexities and design a solution to ensure sales can continue to be pursued
  • Business partnering with Financial Controllers in each geography to improve accuracy and efficiency of financial reporting capability
  • Business partnering with Sales Architect to ensure potential accounting and finance complexities understood with each of the suggested sales structure before any go live date
  • Liaising with IT design specialists to ensure system to reduce the level of manual intervention required

Candidate requirements:

  • Membership of one of the recognised Professional Accounting Bodies
  • At least 3 years post-qualified experience
  • Strong commercial accounting background
  • Strong technical accounting background, experience of IFRS 15 and 16 would be an advantage
  • Strong project management experience to lead multiple projects simultaneously in dynamic region/global environments under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize workload as part of a geographically dispersed team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience in process mapping and re-engineering is advantageous
  • Knowledge of tax would also be an advantage
  • Good accounting investigation and analytical skills
  • Good IT skills, knowledge of SAP system advantageous


On offer:

  • Salary £50,000-£55,000
  • Bonus circa 12%
  • Private healthcare
  • Holidays 25 plus 8 stats
  • Remote Working

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