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Founded in 1986 and still an independent family-owned business, Bookspeed is a market-leading supplier of books. We provide customised product ranges to suit individual retailers’ needs – from independent businesses and multi-site national companies to cultural heritage enterprises and specialist retail sectors.

Bookspeed is committed to delivering a highly-personalised and responsive service to our customers and, through our relationships with publishers and the gift and cultural sectors, we are uniquely positioned with industry insights that allow us to keep ahead of up-coming trends. We apply this insight and knowledge to create themed product collections which consistently prove successful.

Now with a change in personnel in their finance team they are hoping to find a new Financial Controller who can support them on their continued growth journey.

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Financial Controller

The role of Financial Controller will work alongside the Managing director and support the Senior Leadership Team in successful running of the business. The role will ultimately be responsible for the day to day running of the finance function and it will also support other business operations as and when required. This role will ensure day to day financial functions are run efficiently, with accuracy and attention to detail; as well as overseeing financial forecasting and strategic planning to help guide the company’s future growth.

You will need to be flexible and enjoy working in a fast-moving and fast-changing environment as the business develops and continues to grow rapidly. You will enjoy problem solving and finding creative solutions. 

The role is best suited to candidates who are looking for a full-time position, however candidates that are looking for a flexible arrangement could be considered over 4 days per week. With offices based in Edinburgh this role is looking to attract candidates that can be based her from time to time with the majority of the role being home based.






The Financial Controller position is a challenging role best suited to an individual who is high performing and driven. The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills and be able to demonstrate initiative and a can-do approach to all aspects of the role. To be successful in this position, you must thrive on challenges and enjoy working in a busy, dynamic environment.

A candidate willing to carry out daily processing, with a problem-solving mindset, who can develop solutions and look to improve systems and processes whilst developing the monthly management accounts packs and assisting with the budgeting and forecasting processes. The role of the Financial Controller will support the business in making the best decisions, achieving best value and providing an added value service to all stakeholders both internally and externally.

The preferred candidate would be an experienced accountant with demonstrable experience in a leadership role within a commercial business. This is an integral role in the organisation and will be highly visible which requires an individual of high calibre.  

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 Andrew Robinson, Head of Industry & Commerce, on 07592 203 080 or by emailing

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