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Mon, 11 Dec 2017

Want to work with Triumph Glasgow?

Financial Controller: Full Time | Salary DOE
Rogers, Rees & Robins Ltd, trading as Ducati Glasgow, Triumph Glasgow and Dainese Glasgow is a successful, profitable, privately owned company working within the automotive, motorcycle retail industry, who currently have a new opportunity for a Financial Controller within their Finance Department based at their Head Office in Hillington, Glasgow.

Our business is within retail and service of motorcycles and related accessories, and we have been the main dealer for Ducati in Scotland for 16 years. We are also a major retailer of Dainese clothing and apparel, and achieved main dealer status for Triumph motorcycles for the West Coast of Scotland in 2016. We even have our own in-house café area; Café Racer.

Operating from a purpose-built retail site at Hillington, (G52) our current annual turnover is £7.5m, and this is projected to grow to £9m in the next 2 years.

Our current 30+ strong team is a combination of long serving employees and more recent hires taken on in the last two years, as we have been through a substantial growth phase.

As a continuation of this, we are now seeking to recruit a qualified Financial Controller with dealership, automotive and motor industry experience to join the Management Team, which consists of 8 Managers (including two of the Directors) who oversee the day-to-day running of the business.

The position of Financial Controller will be hands on. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work very closely with colleagues from new motorbike sales, used bike sales, after sales, workshop, clothing and the Directors/Owners. Therefore experience in the Automotive / Motor Trade / Dealer Industry is essential.

The position will allow you to learn all aspects of the business and become a significant influence upon how it performs. You will be the Line Manager for a current Assistant and others which may be recruited within the Finance and Head Office Team. You will be the Finance Auditor, Reporter and Controller and will have the opportunity to bring about considerable change to our existing processes as the business continues to evolve and develop.

The Financial Controller will be expected to participate in CPD activities, and to stay fully informed of accounts, tax, compliance and governance matters that are relevant to a SME.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Taking overall responsibility for the maintenance of the nominal and purchase ledger accounts of the group companies cash books and stock control systems
  • Production of monthly individual management accounts, reports and business services
  • Completing VAT and taxation submissions and liaising with HMRC
  • Some analyst duties including Internal Audit, Compliance, Specific Project Accounting, cost and system accounting
  • Planning and executing the day to day cash management strategy of the business
  • Running the monthly payroll (SAGE), including staff bonus calculations
  • Administrating of the work place pension scheme
  • Producing (in consultation with the Directors) an annual business plan model, including an integrated, monthly, detailed P&L account
  • Assisting the Directors with the funder liaison required to ensure that all lines of credit required by the business are maintained satisfactorily
  • Assisting the Directors with manufacturer liaison required to ensure our key supplier relationship and investment is kept strong
  • Maintaining all compliance procedures, company secretarial duties and HR processes (supported by the Directors and advisors)
  • Working with the Directors and departmental teams to establish profit improvement and incremental business development opportunities
  • Managing the day to day activities of the Accounts Assistant including credit control, accounts payable and receivable
  • General practice and book keeping

The essential requirements for this role are:

  • A recognised accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, etc)
  • At least 5 years of post-qualification experience
  • At least 2 years of motor vehicle trade industry experience; practice in dealer accounting will be a favourable benefit in your application

Other information:
This role would suit a Financial Manager, Finance Accountant or Accounts Specialist / Officer from motorcycle, car, automotive, vehicle industries.


  • Work Place Pension Scheme (Employer contribution)
  • Optional Bupa Private Health Care Scheme available
  • A competitive salary with performance based reviews
  • Full training will be provided on all in house and manufacturer software systems and existing processes
  • Immediate start with detailed handover process
  • State-of- the-art office fully furnished with ambient lighting, controlled heating and air conditioning
  • 28 Holiday days per annum
  • Average 2 weeks holiday over Christmas and New Year
  • Comfortable staff areas including furnished kitchens and bathrooms
  • Free parking on site

(We respectfully request no speculative calls or CV’s from agencies please)

To apply for this position please email your CV, covering letter and expected salary to before Monday 8th January 2018.