Financial Controller

Organisation: Scone Palace

Location: PERTH

Financial Controller
Scone Estates

• Following changes and developments in the Finance Function an opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, analytical and technically experienced Accountant to join the family business at Scone Estates
• This leadership role encompasses the day-to-day running of the financial accounts team with overall responsibility for the accurate and timely completion of Management Accounts, Year End Financial Accounts and all regulatory compliance.
• The role directly reports to the Finance Director and will require the individual to lead and support the other members of the finance team.
• The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop the role significantly over time in partnership with the Finance Director. Initial opportunities will be the responsibility for the annual Budget exercise early in 2023, delivering the accounting plan for the proposed business reorganisation throughout 2023, the accounting absorption of a large recently acquired operating subsidiary and the continual development of the new accounting systems.

Duties & Responsibilities

Management and Reporting
• Preparation of monthly KPI and management accounts pack and ancillary reconciliations
• Key point of contact for the year-end financial accounts process
• Monitor, forecast and manage the finances and cash flow requirements to ensure sufficient cash is available to meet obligations as they fall due

• Meet necessary HMRC compliance obligations including, but not limited to, Tax and VAT
• Assist in the maintenance of the Company’s accounting records and financial control environment

• Assume line management responsibility for the other finance team members
• Oversight and tracking of the credit control process
• Any other ad-hoc tasks that may arise


• Qualified accountant (CA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
• Good current technical knowledge

• High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Significant experience in Sage or other modern SME accounting systems
• Experienced in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
• Positive, pro-active individual with a strong desire to achieve improvement across the business
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Previous Financial Accountant or Financial Controller experience
• Experience in managing a small team

For further details or to apply please contact:

Application Deadline: Saturday 21/01/2023