Weir Group- Technical Finance Project Manager
Weir Group
May 11, 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Glasgow
Industry and Commerce
Financial and Statutory Accounting


Rutherford Cross is delighted to continue our strong relationship with The Weir Group in Glasgow to recruit a Technical Finance Project Manager for their Group team in Head Office.

This opportunity has come about due to an internal promotion and is a great opportunity for an ambitious qualified accountant to join one of Scotland's few remaining head quartered plc's.

The Weir Group PLC (Weir) is a FTSE 100 global engineering business headquartered in Glasgow. Celebrating its 150th year, the company’s global footprint spans more than 60 countries and employs more than 11,000 people. Founded in 1871, Weir engineers solutions that improve safety, efficiency, and sustainability - helping to provide the essential resources needed by a growing world. Significant growth and restructuring both operationally and in terms of its geographical footprint, culminating in the agreed sale of the Oil & Gas division, has enabled the Group’s transformation into a focused premium mining technology business through its Weir Minerals and Weir ESCO divisions. Weir has developed clear strategic initiatives centred around safety, employee satisfaction, inclusion and diversity, and sustainability as well as operational growth.

As the business enters a new and exciting chapter of its illustrious 150 year history, it has identified the need to recruit this role in order to continue to strengthen the Group Finance team.

This is a key position within the Group Finance function, with a focus on projects which will help to improve the quality and effectiveness of accounting across the group and ensure continued compliance with regulatory reporting. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of IFRS, with knowledge of recent and upcoming developments, with an interest in systems and controls. This individual will be involved across the annual reporting cycle with a focus on ad-hoc areas, development of statutory disclosures and policy including guidance for application, plus standardisation of compliance and reporting requirements.

The position will be responsible for the following key deliverables.


  • Involvement in the Group consolidated statutory accounts process at both half and full year end
  • Assessing, reporting, and advising on developments in accounting standards and implications for the Group
  • Project management of the implementation of new standards across the Group
  • Provision of comprehensive guidance and technical training to finance staff across the Group
  • Development and maintenance of the Group Finance Manual
  • Development of statutory disclosures and compliance reporting
  • Involvement in the development of financial reporting systems to support management and statutory reporting
  • Assisting with the preparation, review, and analysis of subsidiary accounts as required
  • Preparation, review, and provision of financial analysis to senior management including the Group Executive and Board
  • Liaise with advisers including external auditors and tax advisers
  • Review of Group Policy exemptions
  • Contribute to the preparation and analytical review of relevant sections in monthly management accounts, as and when required
  • Management of a Technical Project Accountant
  • Any ad-hoc projects across the group team

It is likely that the individual will be CA/ACA qualified and, ideally, will have trained with a Big 4 accountancy practice.  Applicants that will be considered will be either making their first move from the profession or already operating in a similar capacity within industry.  Certainly, it is essential that candidates display all the required personal characteristics, especially in demonstrating confidence, self-motivation, and an ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels across the business.


A summary of the key candidate requirements are as follows:


  • Degree educated with a track record of high academic achievement
  • CA/ACA qualified with a minimum of three-years post-qualification experience
  • Experience with statutory disclosures, plc reporting and other compliance requirements
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially when interfacing with senior management, whether within or outside of finance, or external stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of IFRS
  • Self-motivated and capable of developing the current role over time
  • Creative thinker with excellent problem solving and analytical abilities
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Resilience in managing conflicting priorities and stakeholder expectations
  • Work effectively and autonomously to engage and influence others
  • Strong team working
  • Experience of consolidation systems preferred

For more information please contact the retained advisor- John Ramsay

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