Financial Controller – Scott & Fyfe

Published: 13th February 2020
Tayport, Dundee
Job Type
Accountancy & Finance
£40,000 to £45,000+ DOE


Jenson Fisher are engaged on a retained basis by Scott & Fyfe, an employee-owned business based in Tayport, to recruit a Financial Controller as a result of continued and sustained business growth.

Scott & Fyfe – A Background

With innovation, diversity and partnership at the heart of their company ethos, Scott & Fyfe have been designing and producing a vast range of technical textiles for numerous market areas worldwide for almost 150 years. Due to their ability to design and manufacture products for both current and future market needs, Scott & Fyfe have built a global reputation for excellence in both quality and service.

From their Head Office in Tayport, Scott & Fyfe are the global providers of innovative textile solutions. Currently covering a variety of markets, Scott & Fyfe provide products widely used across the manufacturing, industrial, FRP, agricultural and automotive industries.

In December 2012, Scott & Fyfe was transformed from fourth generation family ownership into a fully employee-owned enterprise. This enables all employees to centre on an ethos where everyone works together as one team, with one goal and one vision, to build a stable future for all stakeholders.

Financial Controller – Role Profile

As the Financial Controller for this successful and profitable SME, you will successfully engage not only with the wider finance team but also with other department managers and colleagues. You will be in possession of a full accounting qualification (ACCA, CA, CIMA or equivalent) and possess the relevant post-qualifying experience within industry.

In this hands-on role, you must be able to demonstrate an experience of succeeding in a position which has required you to display strong statutory and monthly reporting experience. In addition, you will be able to work with your team to ensure that transactional reporting deadlines are achieved consistently.

The main duties of the Financial Controller will include;

  • Creation, analysis and presentation of monthly management accounts.
  • Preparation, maintenance and support of product cost models.
  • Providing margin analysis profiled by product / customer.
  • Production of income and expenditure reports.
  • Preparation of budgets and forecasts and working with the Senior Management Team (SMT) on same.
  • Providing support to the Board regarding other finance papers and presentations.
  • Project accounting including Capital project appraisal and monitoring.
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts and further required information for the auditors.
  • Preparing information to allow the submission of corporation tax returns; and computations.
  • Preparing HMRC returns including VAT, PAYE, EC Sales List etc.
  • Oversee transactional function including accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Driving working capital improvements by supporting and challenging the business on cash generation.
  • Management of bank transactions and monitoring company cash position.
  • Oversee and manage Credit Control processes including credit checks and credit limits etc.
  • Providing pension provider with relevant information and arrange monthly payments.
  • Providing information and support relating to Employee Share Purchase and Sales.
  • Function successfully as a valued member of the Senior Management Team.

Applications are sought from individuals with a strong commercial background and experience working within the SME space in a key financial role. You must consider yourself commercial in your approach and be able to support the future success of the business with an excellent financial grounding. Strong experience using Microsoft Excel is essential and use of Sage 200 would be advantageous although not critical.

Financial Controller – To Apply

Applications for the position of Financial Controller with Scott & Fyfe can be made by clicking the link alternatively please contact Martin Crines, Partner at Jenson Fisher Consulting for further details.

Please note Jenson Fisher are the retained advisors on this assignment, any third party CVs submitted will be forwarded to Jenson Fisher for due consideration and consideration for selection.

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