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Operations Finance Assistant - Glasgow - Great Western Road

Ref: 44 Date Posted: Thursday 31 Aug 2017
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An opportunity has arisen to support the Operations Finance Analyst within Whisky Supply to cover a maternity leave in the team. This role is a 12 month contract/ secondment which will provide a comprehensive and professional finance service to the Whisky Supply function. It will encompass activities in the areas of whisky stock maturation and costing, blending, warehousing, freight, whisky sales and purchases.


Reporting to the Operations Finance Analyst – Whisky Supply, key responsibilities for this role include:


  • Carry out Whisky Supply month-end closing procedures

  • Preparation of monthly KPI reporting

  • Recording and reporting of key operational data including whisky cost and age

  • Recording and monitoring of deferred margin ensuring the correct deferral and releases are transacted as part of the month end process

  • Preparation and analysis of the month end reconciliations between the bespoke TEG whisky stock system and SAP

  • Preparation and analysis of all whisky stock balance sheet accounts in SAP

  • Regular processing of purchase ledger invoices on the whisky stock system and SAP

  • Raising bulk sales invoices through the whisky stock system

  • Regular processing and monitoring of Whisky Supply transactions using the whisky stock system and SAP

  • Recording and monitoring stock count results

  • Regularly liaise with colleagues across various functions of the business and external stakeholders to ensure that any operational issues with a financial impact that arise are dealt with correctly and in a timely manner

  • Assist the Whisky Operations function with any ad-hoc queries

  • Prepare the overheads budget for Whisky Supply areas

  • Assist with the preparation and transacting of the annual new fill stock re-cost and mature stock cost uplift exercises.

  • Process and thoroughly check all annual rent invoices on the whisky stock system

  • Preparation of information and involvement in the annual external audit


To succeed in this role the successful applicant should have previous experience of financial transaction processing and a knowledge and understanding of month end procedures. Excellent knowledge of excel is essential and familiarity with SAP would be advantageous.


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