Launched in 2007 by two local entrepreneurs, James Watt and Martin Dickie, their simple mission was and continues to be about making other people as passionate about great craft beer as they are. Core to the mission was producing beer of genuine flavour and craftsmanship without the industrial techniques of many modern brewers.
In 2013, BrewDog moved from its original facility in Fraserburgh and to its new world class HQ; a 5.5-acre state of the art eco-brewery in Ellon, just north of Aberdeen. This is one of the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly breweries in the world and has allowed the business was able to improve every element of production. In 2018, BrewDog was listed in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 for a record seventh consecutive year. No other company has achieved this, and it is testament to their continued incredible growth both in the UK and internationally. BrewDog currently employ 1,500 people globally, increased our revenue by 55% in 2018, and sell beer in over 60 countries. They operate 59 bars in the UK, and 11 overseas. Private equity firm, TSG Consumer Partners acquired a 22% stake in the company for approximately £213 million which has helped the business grow internationally with the announcement of a $30million production brewery and tap room in Brisbane, Australia announced in February 2018. The new site in Australia will complement the organisations first BrewDog Hotel and brewery in Ohio, US. The business has also recently announced in the last couple of weeks the plan to convert a brewery in Berlin, Germany to secure a firm footing in Europe.
Rutherford Cross is delighted to bring three senior permanent and two interim roles to market:
Brewing Financial Controller– based in Ellon, HQ. The role will lead the planning & budgeting process and improve group wide systems. This will be a high-profile focused role with extensive reporting and operational interaction. This will likely suit a Big 4 qualified CA. For more information: please click here
Commercial Finance Manager– a senior commercial role in the business, reporting directly into the CFO. The role will lead the planning & budgeting process and providing detailed financial information analysis to inform decision making across the business. The Commercial Finance will be the key link between BrewDog’s Finance and Sales teams. There is flexibility on location with appropriate travel to Ellon. This will suit an individual from an FMCG background. For more information: please click here
Cost Accountant– based in Ellon, this role has come about due to an internal promotion. This role reports to the CFO and has two key focuses: to provide detailed financial analysis of BrewDog PLC manufacturing and logistics operations; and to help build accurate standard costing models. For more information: please click here
Interim Senior Management Accountant – based in Ellon, this is an interim role for up to 6 months undertaking some of the duties of the Brewing Financial Controller until the new postholder comes into the role. The focus of the role will be on the manufacturing and production side of the business and will be responsible for the monthly management accounts preparation and balance sheet reconciliations. This will suit a hands on and highly experienced Management Accountant or Finance Manager. For more information: please click here
Interim Management Accountant – based in Ellon, this is an interim role for up to 6 months to support the ongoing growth of the business. Focusing on the retail side of the business supporting the 70 bars across the portfolio you will be responsible for the preparation of monthly management accounts for a cluster of bars. This role will suit a part qualified or ‘qualified by experience’ Accountant. For more information: please click here