Rutherford Cross Retained by VPZ to Appoint a New Financial Controller

VPZ are the UK’s market leading online and national retailer of quality electronic cigarette and vaping merchandise, stocking a large range of e-liquids, hardware, accessories and more. VPZ was founded in 2012 after the owners found that vaping was the only thing that helped them successfully quit smoking.

Fueled with the desire to help more people kick the habit and armed with the knowledge that in 2012 there were approximately 12 million smokers in the UK, the owners opened the first VPZ store in Leith, Edinburgh. Since then, VPZ has grown rapidly and organically, reaching its current Turnover of £36m in 2022 and projected Turnover of £45m in 2023.

VPZ has an exciting opportunity for a Financial Controller to join their ambitious owner-managed company and will be based in the current team in Edinburgh. Working closely with – and deputising for – the Finance Director, the role will manage the finance team and play a key part in the continued growth of the business, providing exposure to all aspects of financial governance and management.

The Financial Controller role incorporates a blend of accounting and stakeholder management, requiring a high calibre individual who is strong interpersonally, well organised, detail conscious and who possesses excellent technical skills.

The role is best suited for a degree-qualified accountant with experience supporting leadership teams, preferably in a Retail or FMCG environment. You will be passionate about operating proactively in partnership with the wider business to promote financial awareness and confident with communicating financial information to non-financial individuals.

This is a pivotal position in the finance structure and will be highly visible across the business. With a great deal of autonomy and responsibility, this position will provide an excellent career platform with good personal development opportunities for a committed, collaborative and technically strong candidate, whilst looking to develop those around you.

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