Rutherford Cross are delighted to be partnering with Bell Group to appoint a Management Accountant

Bell Group is the UK’s largest commercial painting and decorating contractor with branches nationwide. Bell Group is family-owned and was founded in April 1984 by Chairman and Founder George Bell. Bell Group are based in Airdrie and operate a flexible working model with 3 days in the office and 2 days from home. As the business continues to scale, it has identified the need to create a Management Accountant position within the Finance team. This role will support and report to the Group Accountant and will lead a team of 3 transactional staff in the head office in Airdrie. This role is part of a finance function that now sits at 197 people.

Since 1984 the business has grown substantially through acquisition and organically across the UK, branching out of Airdrie, Scotland where it was originally founded and where the head office is currently based. The business now has 31 strategic branches across the UK (including Northern Ireland following the acquisition of a flooring business in July).  The Group recorded an annual turnover of £109m in its latest published accounts (year ending March 2020). It is now on track to report turnover of over £150m in the coming year.

The business has a very positive culture and many members of the team, including the Group Accountant and Finance Director, have been with the business for 15+ years. Staff turnover is low with Bell Group having a strong reputation for both developing and supporting staff across the business.  The Group has a large apprenticeship program and training academies across a number of colleges.

This position represents an excellent career opportunity for an ambitious, newly qualified accountant. The duties in the first year, partly covering the maternity leave of a Finance Assistant, will give the postholder a great understanding of how the business operates, which will act as a platform for them to take on greater responsibility in the coming years. As the company continues to grow, the post-holder will have an exceptional opportunity to establish themselves as a senior member of the finance team, provided this individual delivers a high standard of work, demonstrating drive and ambition. There is scope to take on greater responsibility, which would be rewarded in title and remuneration

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