Rutherford Cross is delighted to be retained by a leading drinks business in Ellon to recruit a newly created Brewing Financial Controller. The Brewing Financial Controller will lead the core UK Brewing team and report directly into the Head of Financial Control. This will be a high-profile focused role with extensive reporting and operational interaction. The individual will also be involved in group wide projects will need to be able to work in a high paced, international and private equity led environment. he Brewing Financial Controller will be responsible for the following key deliverables: External Reporting All aspects of UK Brewing statutory reporting, ensuring adherence to relevant accounting standards and deadlines. Form opinion and evaluate impact of technical matters/disclosure and recommend appropriate policies to senior management/audit committee IFRS16 Key contact for external advisors including auditors, tax advisors, etc. Risk & Control Ensure a robust financial control environment Design internal controls to mitigate financial risk and ensure they are fit for purpose and operate as in intended Maintain all records, registers and books of accounts Ensure all filing requirements are met Manage corporate governance compliance register and coordinate reporting inputs from across the business Own Projects and Strategic Initiatives Provide technical leadership and direction to the businesses, partnering with the senior management team on an ongoing basis Support Head of Financial Control in financial review and interrogation of capital expenditure and other proposals Supporting Head of Financial Control in delivery of Group strategic initiatives People Develop a high performing team, ensuring clear lines of responsibility Actively manage personal development for self and team Manage team to meet business objectives A summary of the key candidate requirements are as follows: Proven track record in leading and motivating teams within and across functions Experience of developing outstanding relationships across the businesses A background in organisations or environments with a high degree of complexity, ideally involving listed requirements Experience in presenting at Board level A proven relationship builder with the ability to increase co-operation across departments and sites Degree qualified with a strong academic track record Professionally qualified accountant (CA, ACCA, ACMA) with PQE consummate with a role at this level of responsibility Knowledgeable on current accounting standards and any proposed changes that are applicable to the business Ability to prioritise and adapt to workload Strong analytical, organisational and decision-making skills Excellent communication and problem-solving skills with an ability to influence key members of senior management Ability to assess and drive business improvement projects Competitive package on offer which will be discussed directly with Rutherford Cross the retained Advisors. Please note all third party CV's will be forwarded to Rutherford Cross to be included in the process.