Rutherford Cross retained by Arnold Clark to appoint Financial Controls Accountant

Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd is one of the largest car dealer groups in Europe. But it all started with just one showroom in Glasgow, Scotland, back in 1954.

Since its launch in 1954, Arnold Clark Automobiles has grown to become Europe’s largest privately owned car retailer, selling in excess of 250,000 vehicles per year and generating an annual turnover of over £3 billion.

The Arnold Clark Group has grown significantly over the last 10 years adding various departments to its Head Office function. Over this period there have been changes in financial practice to move more towards Internal Controls functions and as a result a new department has been created. The Financial Controls Accountant will for a key part of a new Key Controls Department. This is an excellent opportunity to add value in a position with great exposure to the Group Finance Director. The post-holder will play a central role in shaping the way Arnold Clark monitors it’s financial controls. The individual will be required to assess current controls/gaps and amend these / develop new controls in conjunction with key stakeholders. This position will sit within the Group Finance Department but will work closely with Internal Audit who will test the controls. The individual will be required to document Group policies and procedures and continuously review these. The Financial Controls Accountant will have one direct report, a graduate, providing exposure to people management.

The Financial Controls Accountant will be part of new Key Controls Department and the post-holder will be responsible for working with stakeholders within various Departments to assess and develop internal controls. This Department will report to the Finance Department and will work closely with Internal Audit Department who will test controls. To view a full Position Profile click here or contact Jonathan Donnelly.