Finance Director (CFO) Needed

Gallery Alcohol Trading Group and Cask 88 Trading Ltd
Edinburgh Scotland
Salary ; Negotiable based on experience and candidate
08 Jan 2018
22 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Director (CFO) – Edinburgh Scotland 

E-commerce Whisky Companies and Physical Luxury Whisky Company

Position Location: Edinburgh, Scotland


Gallery Alcohol Trading Group and Cask 88 Trading Ltd are fast-growing and fast thinking whisky companies that specialize in old and rare Japanese, Irish and Scottish whisky with a field presence in more than 5 countries with a strong client portfolio in Edinburgh, Tokyo, Singapore, China and Russia. Since its founding in 2012 Cask 88 has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. 

Project Description:
We are seeking a Finance Director to help with our continued growth of all 6 companies and future projects as well as looking after the founders personal requirements. Comfortable working in the day to day, whilst holding the purse-strings to balance the needs of all stakeholders, you will need to be robust, strong-willed, and have solid experience of success in a similar entrepreneurial environment.

Companies are registered in Singapore and UK and founders live in Spain so an understanding of tax and accounts in each of these territories a must.  

Reporting & Supervision: The Finance Director will report to the company founders (a married couple)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Track and plan for both recurring e-commerce and individual client sales receipts
  • Operate the daily cashflow tracker and control payables to match funding and keep on top of central overheads
  • Prepare daily payables for approval at the bank
  • Advise on cash availability at all times to enable purchasing and re-investment
  • Full ownership of the Xero accounting system and structure of accounts
  • Ensure book-keeping and bank reconciliations up to date
  • Establish inventory controls and valuation
  • Develop and enhance financial controls to be flexible yet fit with changing priorities
  • Ensure no compliance issues by liaising with overseas accountants and tax advisors
  • Establish and maintain financial management and accounting control systems for all companies and e-commerce sites.
  • Liaise between founders, directors, CEO and regional offices.
  • Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of expenses.
  • Participate in budget planning and realignments as required.
  • Track the transfer of funds between purchasing and the suppliers, and manage accounting and finance records of in-country expenses, including developing spreadsheet programs for tracking and monitoring all financial projects and activities.
  • Work closely with field-based subcontractors to ensure budgets, projections, and invoices are completed according to policies and procedures.
  • Manage personnel and payroll office staff and procedures.
  • Maintain financial and contractual files.
  • Develop financial procedures manual.
  • Provide financial management and advice and look after personal tax matters for founders.
  • Prepare the requisite financial documents and vouchers.
  • Draft quarterly and annual financial reports on financial status of turnover, expenses and budget information.
  • Ensure each company has standalone individual accounts.
  • Work with outsourced logistics providers to ensure correct reporting and paperwork for accounting and VAT returns
  • Take the lead on the pending VAT registration of UK business and research required information for accurate VAT returns re exports
  • Own and submit VAT returns
  • Work with Singapore based accountants to ensure that all external statutory reporting up to date and requirements in place
  • Advise on business structure around tax efficiencies and best process

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in senior financial management positions.
  • Knowledge of UK, Spanish and Singapore tax and accounting rules and regulations.
  • Prior work in our regions is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English.

Salary ; Negotiable based on experience and candidate

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