Scottish Citylink Coaches | Spotlight
Scottish Citylink Coaches Ltd. (SCCL) operates an extensive network of long-distance express services within Scotland, operating 19 routes linking the cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling and Inverness, as well as linking some rural Highland communities to the main urban areas of Scotland. Services also operate to England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Over 200 destinations are served by Scottish Citylink within Scotland alone, using about 90 coaches provided by operators local to the ‘destination’ area, carrying over three million passengers annually.
SCCL’s vision is to be the first-choice provider of travel and leisure solutions across Scotland. They strive to exhibit their strong company values across each department in order to offer a service that guarantees safety, quality, reliability, professionalism, value, steadfastness and, above all, excellence.
Scottish Citylink Coaches offers a passionate team of like-minded individuals with big ambitions who all support each other to achieve business and individual goals. This commitment is reflected in the company values: safety, quality, reliability, professionalism, value, steadfastness and, above all, excellence.
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Reporting to the Group CFO, the new Head of Finance (HoF) has been tasked with building the SCCL in house finance function. The Finance Manager (FM) will report to the HoF, is their first hire and will be their right hand in the department.
The FM will be responsible for producing the period end and annual financial statements for all three brands, including the preparation of Journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and group reporting packs.
The FM will business partner with the commercial and operations departments in order to further drive financial performance.
The FM will take an active role during the annual audit as well as the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts.
The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with industry experience and either a background in audit or significant experience supporting year end audits.
You will be willing to roll your sleeves up and work proactively to help develop the finance function. This will require a dynamic and curious personality to build internal relationships, develop an understanding of how the various elements of the business operate and work with the HoF to develop the controls, processes and reporting that add value, helping to drive the business forwards.
To succeed you will enjoy the highly collaborative, friendly, customer centric culture. The successful candidate will be someone capable of adjusting their style and communicating effectively with a wide range of personality types, skillsets, and backgrounds.
Due to the nature of this opportunity and the stage at which you will be joining the team, there is a genuine opportunity to make this role what you want it to be, in collaboration with the HoF, as the finance function grows in headcount and scope.
Sound like you? Why not view the job description to find out about the duties and responsibilities.
If you would like to have a confidential discussion on the role please get in touch with Stuart Cadger, Principal Recruitment Consultant, on 07732 499 307 or by emailing HERE.