Posted on: 2019-01-18

Job type: Temporary/Contract

Sector: Media and Internet

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a fantastic opportunity to join a leading organisation in a senior finance role

Hudson are working closely with a client in West Lothian to help secure a Financial Controller initially on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

The role will cover a recent promotion within the team and will potentially have the opportunity to go permanent.

The Financial Controller role requires a qualified Accountant and an experienced people manager with the ability to deliver within a fast paced, dynamic and fun environment.

As the Financial Controller of Accounts Payable, you will be a key part of the Finance Operations Leadership team, working with the Country Lead to deliver both the operational and strategic objectives of the department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of c16 individuals, providing day to day operational leadership as well as leading the wider objectives of the team and the development support required to help the team (and those within it) prosper.
  • Owning the performance of the Accounts Payable function, maintaining world class performance on key metrics such as (but not limited to) DPO, Electronic invoicing and end to end I2P performance.
  • Liaising with a wide network of Stakeholders, ensuring that they are provided with relevant, timely and accurate information which informs and directs business decisions.
  • Own and be accountable for maintaining a strong, robust and well-designed control environment as well as being the first point of contact for both internal and external audit assignments covering Accounts Payable.
  • Review and drive weekly productivity and performance target achievement across the various functions within Accounts Payable
  • Be responsible for all month end reporting associated with Accounts Payable, including review of balance sheet submissions, aged creditor reports, & other associated processes.
  • Contribute to the wider continuous improvement agenda within Finance Operations, driving improvements in key areas including e-invoicing, timely receipting, robust payment practices procedures & straight through processing
  • Contribute to wider Finance Delivery development agenda, ensuring Finance Operations are a key contributor to the Shared Service
  • Work with key business partners to identify additional opportunities to add to the scope of work carried out by the Shared Service Centre, delivering efficient and effective transition of work
  • Carry out ad-hoc activities as and when required by the business


  • An Accountancy Qualification is a pre-requisite for the role (CA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Experience working within a Shared Service environment is desirable, particularly within a Accounts payable environment
  • Experience of leading a large team of c20 people, with c2 direct reports.
  • Proven record of delivery, particularly of insightful and value adding analysis to customers
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience of presenting to Senior Stakeholders and building strong, long lasting relationships with them.
  • An organised and methodical individual, possessing attention to detail whilst working under a pressure.
  • Strong IT skills, particularly using Excel and PowerPoint. Experience of using SAP and Vendor invoice management

If you’re looking for an opportunity join a leading business within a great role and have the ability to develop your career then this good be the role for you.

If you are interested in this vacancy please contact Graeme Bruce in our Edinburgh office on 0131 555 9859 or email your CV to

Please note you will receive an automated response advising you that we have received your CV.

Hudson is part of Morgan Philips Group and is a leading provider of recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.

We are committed to ensuring that all job applicants are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.


Graeme Bruce
+44 131 555 9859
19a Canning Street | Caledonian Exchange
EH3 8EG Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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