Finance Business Partner

  • Peak Scientific
  • Glasgow
  • 25/04/2022

Job Description

Finance Business Partner 

Hybrid working – 3 days office based /2 days wfh

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Business Partner to make a significant contribution to the growth of our award–winning, global technology manufacturing business. Your main responsibility is to produce Management Accounting reports on both current and forecasted financial positions, including the provision of quality in-depth insight and analysis and to assist the Head of Finance for North America, in the day to day support of all finance functions across the US and Canadian entities (end to end process).

The role will be UK based, however you may require to travel to our US based office in Billerica MA.

In addition your key tasks will include –

Preparing and delivering the monthly management account reporting packs
Leading the group audit procedures for the North America region, ensuring region reporting pack is in line with correct group accounting standards and ensuring timely delivery
Managing the monthly and annual ledger close process
Preparing variance and inventory analysis and assisting with physical inventories and cycle counts
Ensuring the accuracy of turnover recorded though analysing order and delivery through to invoice and cash
Supporting and assisting the Head of Finance in the preparation of budgets and review of budget proposals
Providing financial support to the different departments within the company, including providing financial advice and support in terms of budgeting, potential cost savings, day to day spend requirements, periodic performance against forecast and ad hoc advice
Liaising with external advisors on the various tax returns required for US and Canada, providing necessary information as required and ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of tax payments
Implementing and ensuring compliance and provide support on global policies, procedures, guidance documents and internal controls across US and Canada entities

You will be a qualified Accountant with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Previous experience of working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment would be desirable and it would be highly advantageous if you have knowledge around US/Canada compliance requirements.

You will also possess:

High attention to detail
Experience in budget processes and a track record of improving them
The initiative to drive things forward with a pro-active attitude
Adaptability to change whilst being pro-active with a delivery focus
Ability to balance conflicting requirements
Knowledge and working experience of ERP systems and experience of working with SAP would be beneficial

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.

Established over 20 years, Peak Scientific is a leading innovator in the design, manufacture and support of high performance gas generators for analytical laboratories, with direct operations in every continent around the world. 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 fast-paced, but rewarding and engaging.  On offer is a fantastic work life 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 and culture please click APPLY!

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.