Forth Ports has been operating for over 50 years and through continued investment and acquisitions has grown to be the 3rd largest port operator group in the UK.
Now with over 1,100 employees, Forth Ports Group has grown to be a major UK employer, key contributor to the national economy, and trusted partner to an ever-increasing number of industry leading customers. Their 8 ports handle 41 million tonnes of cargo each year, assisting in developing logistics flows across the UK and supporting many key industries. Their ports include the largest in London, Tilbury, which generates 50% of Group revenue, and the largest in Scotland, Grangemouth, as well as Leith, Rosyth, Dundee and three smaller Fife ports.
Reporting into the Chief Financial Officer, the role is based at the Head Office in Leith (Edinburgh), responsible for a team of nine and works closely with the Heads of Finance in Tilbury and Scotland.
The Group Financial Controller will oversee the Group Head Office Finance Team and support the Chief Financial Officer in all matters relating to management and statutory reporting, business support, treasury, tax, financial systems and compliance matters.
The Group Financial Controller should be comfortable executing the routine statutory and management reporting elements of finance, while ensuring that the more ad hoc analytical and modelling requirements of the Executive team are consistently met and exceeded as they arise. It is highly likely that the individual will have trained as a Chartered Accountant within a large or Big 4 firm and, as such, have an excellent technical foundation in the areas of audit, corporate governance and taxation. However, of particular interest will be those individuals who have further developed their skill set to include other strengths in areas such as M&A, Financial Planning & Analysis and providing support to fund raising exercises.