Interim Group Financial Controller

  • Peak Scientific
  • Glasgow
  • 17/07/2020

Job Description

Interim Group Financial Controller

Location: Glasgow, Inchinnan, Renfrewshire with some international travel

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

THE ROLE:   Reporting to the acting Finance Director, with direct responsibility for a Finance team of 4, you will take a lead role in the global reporting processes for the Peak group (namely consolidated monthly results, annual budgets, forecasts & strategic plans)   inclusive of provision of quality in-depth insight and analysis . Also be responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and support on global policies, procedures and guidance documents.

In addition your key tasks will include –

Oversee the global reporting processes, including consolidated monthly results, annual budgets, forecasts & strategic plans with associated reporting inclusive of provision of insight and analysis and review and edit of entity level reports as required
Monitoring of performance across the Group monthly, ensuring appropriate corrective action is being taken in a timely manner
Responsibility for the group consolidated statutory accounts, ensuring group accounting is fully compliant with relevant accounting standards and reporting requirements
Oversee the annual Group audit, communicating with external auditors as well as supporting the divisions with audit queries
Ownership of the non-trading entities within the Group
Transfer pricing implementation and management throughout the group

THE CANDIDATE: You will be a qualified accountant with significant PQE

In addition you will have :

Strong financial accounting background and experience, including preparation of consolidated and statutory accounts
Good technical knowledge to ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards and procedures
Experience of financial auditor preparation and liaison
Experience of working with SAP would be beneficial
Working experience of insurance renewal processes and liaison with brokers preferential
Commercially aware with a good understanding of a fast-paced manufacturing environment would be useful.

OUR CULTURE: Our values are structured around our colleagues, our customers and our service, and while our approach and atmosphere within the business is fun, friendly and informal, our priority is always on delivering successful outcomes for our customers. These company values are what inform and protect our unique culture, which in turn shapes our brand and differentiates us in the eyes of our partners around the world. At the heart of Peak is a focus on ‘doing the right thing’, it’s an informal approach but one which is well-known and understood throughout our business.

THE COMPANY: 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.  With over 20 years of sustained growth, Peak has firmly established itself 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 directly supporting customers across the world with industry-leading service and maintenance. With over 20 overseas offices across every continent and over 500 staff globally, Peak is one of Scotland’s manufacturing success stories of the past decade.

Now is a great time to join us!  This Interim Group Financial Controller role will be challenging and fast-paced, but rewarding and engaging.  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 like the sound of our brand, culture  please click APPLY!