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Group Financial Controller - Glasgow

Ref: 357 Date Posted: Saturday 02 Mar 2019
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Job: Group Financial Controller

Job type: Full Time

Location: Glasgow, Inchinnan, Renfrewshire with some international travel                                             

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Group Financial Controller to make a significant contribution to the growth of our award–winning, international technology manufacturing business.

THE ROLE:  As Group Financial Controller reporting to the Finance Director, your main responsibility is to lead the preparation and review of the consolidated management accounts, year-end statutory accounts and the compliance of all Group entities. As a number two to the Finance Director the role will cover tax, audit, transfer pricing, R&D, banking and insurance. The role has direct management for the UK Senior Management Accountant and Cashier and ensure best practice is maintained across the Group with indirect management of the overseas Finance Managers (currently USA, China and India).

In addition your key tasks will include –

  • Producing Group management accounts monthly reporting pack for review with the Finance Director.
  • Ensuring Group has visibility, and review where required, for all of Peaks financial compliance requirements.
  • Ensuring continuous improvement within the finance department. Driving forward the standardisation and Group wide roll out of all finance processes per Group requirements.
  • Leading on year end audit and statutory accounts preparation, working with the Senior Management Accountant to define the split of workloads to ensure delivery within required timescales.
  • Providing structured information on expected cash receipts for the purposes of cash flow reporting and meeting FX hedging requirements.
  • Active engagement and main point of contact for liaising with external parties covering R&D, audit, tax, transfer pricing, insurance and banking.
  • Providing bank with quarterly compliance updates on Peaks Group performance and any ad hoc information requested.
  • Managing the day to day banking requirements across the Group ensuring appropriate structure, users’ setups and access.

THE CANDIDATE: Individuals who fit our culture and values will have a high degree of professionalism but appreciate our non- corporate feel in a fun atmosphere. Adaptable and resilient, you will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be responsive to business change. You will also possess:

  • Internal experience of managing business partnering relationships
  • External experience of working with various 3rd party providers i.e. bank, audit, insurance etc
  • Experience of working with overseas businesses
  • CA qualification
  • The ability to see the bigger picture and long-term vision
  • Ability to multitask and manage conflicting priorities
  • A Reassuring presence for the finance team

THE COMPANY: Peak Scientific is a global market leader in the design, manufacture and servicing of instrument gas generators for analytical laboratories. With over a decade of sustained high growth and an international footprint of over 480 staff across 20 countries, Peak is one of Scotland’s fastest growing manufacturing businesses; a status recognised recently with the accolade of being one of only two companies in the UK to be awarded two Queens Awards for Enterprise in 2016, one of which was for our service offering. Over the last five years the company has enjoyed impressive annual growth between 25 and 30%, overall and 60% growth across the service division, selling 90% of our gas generator products overseas to over 126 countries.

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. If you have what it takes to be part of Peak, click APPLY!




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