Accountant (Walker's Shortbread - Aberlour)

Ref: 192 Date Posted: Monday 08 Apr 2024

Vero Recruitment is partnering exclusively with Walker’s Shortbread to recruit an ambitious, qualified finance professional into the newly created role of Accountant. 

It was over a hundred years ago that the Walker family started baking shortbread in the Speyside village of Aberlour, where they remain to this day.

Joseph Walker founded the company when he opened his village bakery in 1898; now it is his grandchildren and great grandchildren that continue the tradition of fine baking that he started.

In fact, the founder’s personal guarantee is still marked on every pack to confirm that Walker’s products are made with only the finest ingredients obtainable. Though the Walker family have added many new products to their range during the last century, each and every one holds to those original values of quality and natural goodness.


Who are we looking for:

You will be a professionally qualified accountant with a “can do” attitude. We are looking for passion; for someone who wants to support the Financial Controller to develop the finance department. Strong technical accounting skills and solid commercial acumen, as well as first class communication and interpersonal skills are essential. 

You may have qualified as an accountant in practice and be wondering “what next”? Or, you may have developed a range of transferable skills in industry and could be open to a business focused accounting role where you can really add value and help to drive a business forward.

Perhaps you are working in an industry that you struggle to get excited about. Could this be your opportunity to leave city life and to relocate to stunning countryside for a better quality of life?


The opportunity:

To join a world renowned, incredibly successful business with family values at its heart. You will play a critical role in the finance function, as they enter into one of the most exciting phases in their 125 year history.


The role:

The Accountant will support the Financial Controller in evolving and developing the finance department to provide internal customers with timely, accurate management reporting, coupled with driving continuous improvement across key policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will be responsible for producing month-end KPI and management accounts, with reporting aligned to the company’s strategic plan.

The Accountant will also undertake monthly financial reviews with key stakeholders, implement financial policies and procedures, support the daily running of the finance department and support the Financial Controller in managing key financial projects.

This represents a first class career opportunity for a driven accountant who is looking to take on a stimulating and challenging role, working for an organisation with significant growth prospects.


On offer:

In return our client is offering the opportunity to join a truly inspirational business with people at its heart.


Contact me to discuss suitability and to request a full Vacancy Brochure –