Rutherford Cross
13 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company Our client, established in 1891, is one of Scotland’s most successful 4th generation family owner businesses which last year celebrated 125 years as manufacturers of a wide range of cleaning and disinfection products, which serves many large and well-known customers on a global scale. The company covers a wide range of sectors including Restaurants, Hotels, Catering, Healthcare, Janitorial and Public Sector. Based in Selkirk, the company develops & manufactures their products on-site; the development laboratory is led by a technical team who share more than 70 years of experience in the cleaning chemical sector and a wealth of knowledge of formulation chemistry, product application and current market demands. Their manufacturing history, formulating experience and flexibility enables them to create bespoke products for customers and niche market sectors. With a strong Blue Box brand together with an Own-Label offering, the company is an ideal partner for a wide range of business types. Above all, the company has a distinct focus to be seen by their customers as the outstanding provider of service within the industry, and is one of the key drivers in their growth story to date. Background to the Current Opportunity A new position has arisen for an Accountant to join the business during an exciting period of sustained growth. The position is very much viewed as part of on-going succession planning, thus there is a fantastic and genuine opportunity for the successful candidate to achieve significant progression within the business medium term. This role will be pivotal for the future success of the business and the individual will gain and develop a full understanding of the business and the markets it serves from both a financial & commercial stand point. Training and knowledge transfer will be fully supported by the Chief Accountant and will allow the individual hands-on experience and interaction with a multitude of stakeholders at varying levels both internally and externally. Preferred Candidate Background The Accountant position requires a self-starting and inquisitive finance professional who is keen on growing their experience and knowledge with an employer who truly believes in investing in the future of their staff. It is also vital they would feel able to sign up to the company ethos of “We work hard, have a bit of fun, but we’re all ‘hands-on’ when required” A summary of the key candidate requirements are as follows: · Part Qualified/Qualified Accountant (CA/ACCA/CIMA). Note part-qualified candidates will be expected to complete their studies which will be fully supported by the business. · Familiarity with cash books & bank reconciliations · Experience in maintenance of sales, purchase and nominal ledgers · Journal postings · Understanding of accruals & prepayments · Familiarity with management accounts preparation, reporting and balance sheet reconciliations · Understanding of variance analysis and standard costings · Strong experience of Excel is a must. Job Description Reporting directly to the Chief Accountant, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following: · Assist in the monthly management accounts reporting process · Contribute to the review and improvement of financial processes and procedures · Support the procurement and accounts payable process · Support the accounts receivable process · Investigative work & problem solving · Ability to communicate to individuals across all levels of the business Become proficient in all areas of the finance function, including: · Balance sheet reconciliations · Processing accruals and prepayments · Posting of journals · Bank reconciliations · Bank postings · Purchase invoice processing · Credit card postings and other operating expenses Note the successful candidate will receive training in all aspects of practical accounting. Remuneration Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 depending on experience and qualification Bonus: Discretionary bonus payable Additional Benefits: Stakeholder pension scheme with matched contributions Annual Leave: 32 days inclusive of public holidays All applications should be sent to our retained advisor, Daryl Harper at Rutherford Cross. Please note any direct or third-party applications will be sent to Rutherford Cross for review and assessment.