Finance Manager

Location
Manchester
Salary
£50k - 55k per year
Posted
13 Jul 2021
Closes
09 Aug 2021
Ref
DD - FM 6M
Contact
Deniz Dervish
Job Title
Finance Manager
Experience Levels
Manager
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Finance Manager, Manchester, 6 Month FTC, Media, £50-55,000

We are recruiting for a key client of hours within one of the largest global Media networks. They are looking for an interim FC on a 6- month contract.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, improve, streamline & actively deliver value adding management information and insights to the business to enable achievement of revenue and profit targets
  • Collaborate with individuals/teams within the Agency & Finance functions to identify, evaluate & optimise business, commercial & financial opportunities; mitigate against risks; develop solutions & recommendations and support delivery
  • Identify opportunities for profit & process improvement and collaboratively drive successful implementation
  • Lead the budgeting and reforecasting of the brand’s revenues & costs by working closely with the Agency teams. Prepare detailed analysis of the latest budget/reforecast for the CFO’s review.
  • Review, refine and finalise monthly/quarterly reporting prepared by the Operational Finance Outsourced Partner contributing value adding insights based on understanding of agency activities.
  • Manage the finance team in London and Manchester
  • Understand the balance sheet and ensure that reconciliations are kept up to date and required actions carried out in a timely manner
  • Be the main point of contact.

General Tasks:

  • Pulling together data ahead of reforecasts (P&L and balance sheet)
  • Sitting with account management teams to ensure accurate forecasting and to understand movements from forecasts
  • Monthly review of the P&L with the exec team
  • Review of all work performed by partner
  • Review of controls in place over the balance sheet and ensuring all accounts are reconciled.
  • Assisting the CFO in ensuring business compliance
  • Key liaison person between the business, the R2R team at partner and the business operations team at partner

Month end Tasks:

  • Review of all work prepared by partner & agency finance teams (salary journals, accruals, extended TB adjustments, billings and income workings, cost reporting, unbilled media adjustments).
  • Ownership of accrued and deferred income
  • Intercompany resolution
  • Balance sheet review and escalation if required
  • Travel and expenses reconciliation to ensure all billable costs get charged on
  • Costs review and cost accrual/prepayment decisions
  • Completion of the monthly bridging file (comparatives to the latest forecast)
  • Review of the billings and income database
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • Review of the quarterly packs

Requirements:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • 3 + years PQE
  • Experience in leading Finance Team

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