Job Description

iMultiply are delighted to be supporting Powerphotonic with the appointment of a permanent Management Accountant based at Dalgety Bay in Fife.

The Company

PowerPhotonic is a global leader in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge micro-optics for laser applications in materials processing, medical systems, and optical communications as well as scientific and defence sector.  They are a fast-growing investor backed business headquartered in Dalgety Bay, Fife and exporting internationally. 

PowerPhotonic Ltd. was formed in 2004 to commercialize the technology from fundamental research undertaken at the world-renowned Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.  With operations in the United Kingdom, North America and South East Asia, we are well positioned to support companies across the globe.

Now is a very exciting time to be joining the business as it moves into a new facility which will dramatically increase its production capabilities. 

The Role

To support the growth of our operations we are seeking a technically savvy qualified or part-qualified Accountant to join our team reporting directly to the Finance Director and to take responsibility for all aspects of management accounting. This newly created role will include standard costing and variance reporting and analysis, as well as being the ‘go to’ person for the NAV ERP system and the key contact with the IT managed service provider. 

On Offer

The role of Management Accountant will offer a highly competitive salary and benefits including bonus & pension contributions. The office premises are based at Dalgety Bay in Fife which is only a five-minute walk from the local train station and it also has parking facilities available onsite. 

You will be involved in but not restricted to the following duties:


  • Reporting to and deputising for the Finance Director 
  • Preparing monthly management accounts and assisting the Finance Director with review and analysis of the results and reporting to the Management Team and the Board
  • Assisting the Finance Director with the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly re-forecasts, and with the periodic review and updating of work centre/department cost rates and standard costs
  • Reviewing, investigating and reporting on manufacturing variances
  • Reviewing and submitting the monthly VAT and EC sales returns
  • Working with the Accounts Assistant to close the month-end in NAV, performing all necessary reconciliations and making any month-end accounting adjustments
  • Reviewing and submitting the monthly VAT and EC sales returns
  • Any other management accounting projects/tasks as required

IT/ERP Systems Support:

  • Becoming a ‘super-user’ on the ERP system and on Jet Reports, providing ongoing user support, report writing and training
  • Ensuring that the ERP system is functioning effectively, identifying user issues and liaising with Azzure IT on support issues as required
  • Maintaining ERP system administration and security, including defining and implementing user roles, access and permissions. Responsibility for setting up new users and removing leavers
  • Working with users and the Management Team to define and plan ongoing development of the ERP system, upgrades, enhancements etc. Leading project teams to implement any agreed system developments 
  • Working with the Management Team to define and implement an appropriate IT strategy, including assessing and defining requirements for additional information systems outside the scope of ERP

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have the following experience:

  • Qualified Accountant, finalist level will also be considered with relevant practical experience
  • ERP implementation/development exposure or a keen interest in systems & IT
  • Manufacturing sector experience would be advantageous but not essential
  • Ability to build relationships and influence non-financial stakeholders
  • Advanced user of Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Please do not hesitate to contact John Gilbertson on 0131 603 7747 or for a private & confidential discussion.

All third-party applications will be forwarded to iMultiply.