Rutherford Cross is delighted to be partnered with Axis Studios in Glasgow to recruit a newly created Financial Analyst

Axis Studios is an award-winning entertainment company, founded in Glasgow in 2000 by CEO Richard Scott and partners Dana Dorian, Stuart Aitken and Graham McKenna. Since its inception, it has grown substantially, its turnover has grown 30% year on year over the last 2 years.

It boasts an international team of directors, visual effects supervisors, designers, artists, animators, and producers, working across three studios, in Glasgow, Bristol and London. As well as being the largest studio in Scotland, Axis also has one of the largest animations and visual effects teams in the UK.

Axis forged its worldwide reputation with the biggest video game publishers, producing many award-winning trailers such as the much-vaunted trailer for Dead Island (Deep Silver), which won a Gold Cannes Lion Award, The International Andy Award and many more.

Axis then moved into other areas of entertainment, such as television, film, and theme parks. Recent work in these areas has seen Axis win awards including a Daytime Emmy Award for Lost in Oz (Amazon Studios), an AEFA Award for Happy (SyFy/Netflix), a BIFA Award for visual effects on the feature film Earlyman (Aardman Animations/Studio Canal), and a Royal Television Society Craft Award for Kiss Me First (Channel 4/Netflix). The business recently won a Scottish Bafta for Love, Death, Robots: Helping Hands.

With over 475 staff members across the two studio locations and ambitions for further growth in animated feature films, visual effects, and the origination of its own intellectual property, Axis Studios continues to look to an exciting future


Axis Animation is now seeking a Financial Analyst who will support and report into the Finance Director. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant and already successful business with strong future prospects.

The Financial Analyst, a new role to the business, will provide the opportunity to step beyond the numbers and learn about how the organisation makes the fantastic animations that people enjoy, across the world, every day. The role will provide essential financial support to functions across the business, including Production, HR, Talent & IT to continually deliver effective cost control and drive performance improvement across these areas.

This position represents an exceptional career opportunity for an ambitious, driven accountant, who is bought into the vision of the business. The position would suit an individual who is able to provide sound financial stewardship to the operation and make a positive impact on strategic decision making.


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