Rutherford Cross is excited to be retained by Cooke Aquaculture to recruit a Financial Accountant

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland is a leading company in the Scottish Salmon Industry producing exceptionally high-quality products for an increasingly demanding market, in accordance with outstanding farming practices. The business has operations throughout Scotland, Cumbria and the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland, dedicated to achieving a strong and sustainable aquaculture industry. Bellshill is the hub for logistics and sales, from the reception of the harvested fish to distribution to markets around the world.

The business has previously operated under a number of banners before its acquisition by Canadian based Cooke Aquaculture Inc in 2014. The parent company, a long-standing family owned operation was established in 1985 in New Brunswick on Canada’s East Coast. What started as a humble family aquaculture company with a single marine site has grown into a global seafood leader with fully integrated facilities, product lines and distribution networks. In recent years, the business has embarked on an aggressive plan for growth, including acquisitions and an ongoing strategic search for development opportunities.

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland’s latest accounts boast a healthy turnover in excess of £150m and an impressive net profit of over £35m. The business has a very stable team with a positive and collaborative working culture which has been helpful in maintaining an extremely low level of staff turnover.

The role of Financial Accountant has become available due to an upcoming retirement in March 2021. The position will report directly to the Group Financial Controller. For more information please click here.