Group Financial Controller

Hutcheon Mearns are pleased to be supporting an Angus-based Group, with global business interests, to recruit for a Group Financial Controller.  Working in a business with a strong vision for the future, you will join a fast-paced sector which focuses on innovation and collaboration in their international market.  This is a rare opportunity to join a sizeable group within commuting distance of Dundee, which can offer career progression and a role that requires strong technical skills as well as commercial acumen. 

The Opportunity 

Reporting into the Group Finance Director, the successful candidate will play a critical role in the organisation acting as Number 2 to the Group FD and driving the finance function forward in line with the vision of the business.  The role will take on responsibility for UK and subsidiary reporting in addition to Finance Business Partnering, developing controls and enhancing compliance. 

Key responsibilities will include; 

  • Supporting the Finance Director to recruit, grow and develop the finance team 
  • Responsibility for completing the monthly accounts and associated KPIs for the UK and subsidiary businesses in accordance with the group timetable
  • Review of monthly departmental overheads with Department Leads
  • Preparation of the UK statutory accounts with commentary and variance analysis
  • Oversee the preparation of any government returns / tax returns including VAT, as required 
  • Ensuring budgets, forecasts and strategic plans are completed to agreed group timetables
  • Assisting in the development of reporting systems to ensure accounting activities are performed efficiently 
  • Investigating, reporting and working to resolve matters affecting business performance, providing financial advice to stakeholders 

Background and Experience

You will be a fully Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/CA) with experience operating in a fast-paced business.  You will have strong technical accounting skills coupled with the ability to build excellent working relationships with key stakeholders, providing financial advice and analysis.  Ideally, you will have worked in a group reporting environment and may have experience of preparing accounts for UK and international entities, ensuring compliance to appropriate regulations.  

You will have staff management experience and will have the ability to motivate and manage a team to deliver financial reports on an accurate and timely basis.  Working in an evolving group, you will have a continuous improvement mindset and would ideally have experience of developing reporting tools or systems to enhancing reporting capabilities.  You will have strong verbal and written communication skills and high attention to detail. 

Flexibility and Benefits

This organisation provides a range of of benefits including; 

  • Working pattern: 4 days in the office, 1 at home, this could develop into 3/2 once established in the role 
  • 37 hour working week 
  • 31 days holiday, increasing with service 
  • Pension 
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life insurance 
  • Modern, open plan office and well-equipped facilities in beautiful location 
  • Free Parking 

Next Steps

If this sounds like a role of interest and you would like to know more, please contact Lynsey Campbell at Hutcheon Mearns.  To apply for this position, please submit a full CV.