Financial Controller

An excellent opportunity has arisen within City Building for an experienced Financial Controller.

Salary – £60,150- £64,425

As one of Scotland’s largest construction companies, with a turnover of circa £200m, City Building Group comprising City Building Glasgow (CBG) and City Building Contracts (CBC), provides a range of repairs and maintenance, construction, manufacturing and refurbishment activities across the public, private and third sectors.

We were awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise 2018: Sustainable Development, the only Scottish Company to do so. We have achieved quality, environmental and health and safety accreditations ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, Investors in Young People Gold Award, Ministry of Defence Gold Employer Recognition Award and Customer Service Excellence.

We employ more than 2,000 people, including 245 directly employed apprentices and a major study by the influential think tank Fraser of Allander Institute outlined the scale of our contribution to the economy in that not only do we support a turnover of £325 million but also we support a total of 3,877 jobs.

We operate Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi), one of the largest supported manufacturing businesses in Europe. RSBi employs 261 people, more than 50% of whom have a disability including HM Forces veterans.

Our values of ambition, excellence, trust, honesty and communities underpins all our activities. Our unique social ethos of building a sustainable future allows us to drive excellence across a wide range of high quality construction and manufacturing operations. These include Repairs and Maintenance, Design and Build Construction, New House Building, major investment and refurbishment, manufacturing and specialist services including district heating, solar thermal and PV installations.”

The Financial Controller is a key member of the Finance Team for the City Building Group and will have specific responsibility for the provision of monthly management accounts pack, management of Finance Team, year end accounts & liaison with internal & external auditors, financial planning, and financial performance activities including management of balance sheet and cash flow. You will be responsible for leading an integrated and professional finance team to ensure the delivery of the highest levels of financial management consistent with the business objectives.

You will add value to the business by providing effective leadership in the development of financial systems and all finance and governance matters. You will liaise with external regulatory authorities and will play a key role in the identification of new business efficiencies and improved business systems, to ensure we are equipped to respond to changing needs whilst safeguarding the interests of the business at all times. You will bring a strong commercially focused finance skill, executive presence, evident influencing abilities with proven leadership skills, coupled with expertise in the running and installation of modern financial systems. You will develop a good understanding of the business and the industry it operates in and provide financial and commercial direction in support of the Business Plan. You will provide the corporate services of financial information to meet the requirements of internal and external auditors.

You will provide financial reporting to the Extended Management Team, and other meetings as required, and will prepare reports and recommendations in respect of the relevant areas under your control and related to key objectives.

A further key requirement of the post is compliance with all relevant legislation and provision of direction in the development of policies and procedures and monitoring arrangements in support of this. You will ensure that the divisions under your remit are performing as effectively as possible and are providing demonstrable continuous improvement in service delivery. You will ensure effective liaison between all divisions of the business and will provide professional advice and guidance relating to your particular area of expertise.

You will be fully qualified, either, CA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA and have operated at a senior level, you will have excellent inter personal and communication skills. You will be knowledgeable and credible in the relevant areas and will represent the interests of the business at all times.

You will be fully conversant with up to date legislative developments within all aspects of a commercially focused organisation and will bring an innovative approach to new developments. You will have extensive management experience and a commitment to development both on a personal basis and for your team, you will display a track record of relationship building, influencing and negotiating skills.

You will be required to have a flexible approach to this role and in your contribution to the success of the business.

In addition to an excellent salary, defined benefit pension scheme and leave, we are happy to talk flexible working.

If you are interested in this position, please forward your CV to