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Group Accountant - Glasgow

Ref: 650 Date Posted: Tuesday 23 Nov 2021
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Glasgow, Inchinnan, Renfrewshire with some travel to our international offices.

Full time, permanent role with hybrid working 3 days in the office/2 days working from home 

Due to an internal move we are looking for a Group Accountant who would like to make a significant contribution to the growth of our award–winning,  global technology manufacturing business.

Reporting to the Group Reporting Manager (GRM) you will be responsible for the management of our global reporting processes for the Peak group (namely consolidated monthly results & strategic plans) inclusive of quality in-depth insight and analysis. Including assisting the GRM in the development, implementation, maintenance and support on global policies, procedures and guidance documents. Building relationships with finance teams across the Group will be critical to your success in the role.

Key duties:

Preparing the group consolidated statutory accounts, including assisting with the year end audit and liaising with the auditors

Responsibility for the overview and management of the non-trading entities within the Group

  Co-ordinating the monthly and annual ledger close process across the Group

  Responsibility for the management and maintenance of the Group ledger, including master data

  Analysing and reconciling Group intercompany balances

  Assisting the GRM with transfer pricing implementation and management throughout the group

  Leading the annual insurance renewal process

  Playing a key part in the future of the new finance systems implementation globally.

Our ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with solid experience of producing good quality management reporting packs with in-depth insight and analysis, as well as possess the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build effective working relationships
  • Proactive/Self-Starter with the initiative to drive things forward and a proven track record of challenging existing processes and implementing more efficient procedures
  • Highly motivated with a delivery focus and the ability to balance conflicting requirements
  • Adaptable to business change and a fast-paced environment with a growth agenda
  • Knowledge and working experience of SAP would be beneficial.

Peak Scientific is a global leader in developing innovative gas generation solutions for analytical laboratories in a wide variety of industries including life sciences, biomedical, pharma, petrochemical and environmental. After over 20 years of sustained growth, Peak is well established as a dominant player in laboratory gas generation - a market which is estimated to be worth over £250m globally, and still growing. This success is a result of a continual focus on manufacturing cutting-edge products and in directly supporting customers across the world with industry-leading service and maintenance. With over 20 overseas offices across every continent and over 600 staff globally, Peak is one of Scotland’s manufacturing success stories of the past decade. This is a rare opportunity to be a part of that, as we move into the next phase of growth, consolidation and global expansion with plans to establish new manufacturing and distribution capacity, both in the UK and internationally.

Now is a great time to join us! This role will be challenging and busy yet exciting. On offer in return is a fantastic work, life and fun balance, a great work environment plus the chance to make a real contribution to the future growth and success of a global business.

Peak Scientific is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of their religion and beliefs, race, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability or any other protected classification.


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