Financial Controller | Glasgow
Recruiter: Rutherford Cross, specialists in finance recruitment
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Highly competitive plus an excellent pension scheme and holiday entitlement
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About the company
Wheatley Group (Wheatley) is Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group and one of the UK’s best-accredited organisations. Owning or managing over 93,700 homes, Wheatley delivers a range of award-winning services aimed at “Making Homes and Lives Better” for over 210,000 people across 19 local authorities in Scotland.
Wheatley employs 2,700 people directly and a further 2,000 as joint owners of one of Scotland’s largest repairs and maintenance companies, City Building (Glasgow). Over the past decade Wheatley’s Registered Social Landlords have created no fewer than 11,000 jobs and 2,000 training places as they seek, with partners, to break the cycle of poverty and exclusion that many of its customers still experience.
About the opportunity
Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working on a retained basis to support Craig Corporate in appointing a new member of their team (Executive, Assistant Director, Associate Director).
The opportunity to join Craig Corporate, provides exposure that is rarely available with other firms in the market. Craig Corporate supports businesses going through periods of change such as; restructuring, high growth, change of ownership and management, sales and acquisitions. As a qualified accountant you will partner with a variety of clients, on either a retained, ongoing basis as a regular advisor or in a seconded/project capacity. The post holder will provide high quality commercial business advice which will have a positive impact on clients’ profitability, cash flow or business value.
About the role
Due to a recent change to the finance structure, an opportunity has arisen to introduce a talented new individual to the business. The role will report directly to the Director of Financial Reporting, manage a team of finance professionals within the Group Finance Head function, and interface regularly with other members of the Senior and Executive team.
The Financial Controller will be responsible for all aspects of the delivery of financial reporting and control across the Wheatley RSL portfolio and will deputise for the Director of Financial Reporting as required. This will include, but not be limited to:
- Responsibility for ensuring the preparation of Group and subsidiary budgets and management/statutory accounts
- Regular communication of financial information to Boards, the Executive Team and senior budget holders across the Group
- Support on business planning processes
- Taxation (including VAT)
- Line management responsibility for a number of members of the Group Finance team (15 in total via 3 direct reports)
The Financial Controller will be part of the senior management team within Group Finance, with responsibility for supporting delivery of the Group strategy. This will include ensuring a culture of financial awareness and value for money exists throughout the Group.
About the individual
This is a key position within a well-established, sizable and complex organisation requiring a qualified accountant of the highest calibre.
The Financial Controller should be highly adept in delivering all the budgeting, planning, statutory and reporting requirements for the Group, along with ensuring that the management information requirements of the Executive team are consistently met and exceeded as they arise. It is highly likely that the individual will have trained as a Chartered Accountant within a large or Big 4 firm and, as such, have an excellent technical foundation in the areas of audit, corporate governance and taxation.
As this is a leadership role, the appointed individual will be experienced in managing, training, coaching and/or mentoring others to ensure that tasks are delivered to the highest standards. As the organisation continues to grow and develop, it is critical that the Financial Controller can further develop systems, processes, reporting and a team that allows them to support the delivery of shareholder value. First class communication skills and an ability to manage a wide range of stakeholders is essential in a complex multi-site, relationship led business.
To find out more or see a full Position Profile, please contact our retained advisor, Mark Lewis at Rutherford Cross.
Please note that any direct or third party approaches will be sent to Rutherford Cross for review and assessment.