Financial Controller

£70,000 - £75,000
07 Sep 2021
05 Oct 2021
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an interesting opportunity within a entrepreneurial media organisation? Want to be involved in an exciting and revolutionary new concept?

The company is about to launch a new interactive media offering to the London Market and then subsequently roll-out on an international basis. This is a revolutionary concept that has captured the interest of many and will help take the customer & consumer experience to another level. The business has a variety of media offerings and  requires a qualified individual who has a proven background of working within the media/TV and/or marketing services industries.
Reporting into the CFO this role will be a senior position within the finance (and wider) team, helping to shape and form the growing finance team whilst ensuring robust controls and processes are in place. This position will have overall responsibility for the day to day finances of the business, whilst supporting the FP&A Team and Senior Management with strategic advice.
The  company is looking for an individual who has the ability to roll their sleeves up, being across all aspects of finance but has the capability to grow and evolve with the business.
You will need to have the adaptability to work with creative individuals and stakeholders, be able to credibly challenge senior management whilst also driving the business and managing/evolving a team.
This is an exciting time to join and you have the opportunity to add real value and your work will help shape the future business. There is also a great career opportunity in place that is yours for the taking – should you prove yourself!
The ideal candidate will have qualified whilst working in practice and have gain PQE within a media/tv/marketing services orgainsation but industry qualified people will also be considered.
The role:
  • Manage a growing finance team, providing leadership, guidance and training;
  • Preparation of the annual statutory reports, ensuring compliance with relevant company legislation and liaison with the Company’s auditors
  • Prepare the consolidations for both group and statutory reporting
  • Refine processes and controls to ensure the address any financial concerns, are best in class, and ensures the business remains fully compliant
  • Preparation and review of all monthly reports and statutory returns to HMRC including VAT
  • Review and develop effective finance policies
  • Provide strategic input into the company spend, advising on cash flow and restriction
  • Ensure timely completion of audited financial results and associated filings
  • Support the senior Management Team with financial projects, and presentations
  • Review the cash flow forecasts, and authorise the payment of suppliers and other costs
  • Co-ordination of all staff benefits including analysis of taxable and non-taxable benefits for staff, completion of P11D’s and other HM Revenue and Customs reports
  • Manage the external audit liaising with the Audit and tax managers where appropriate
The person:
  • Fully qualified accountant from an accountancy practice (ACA/ACCA or equivalent), with 5 years of post-qualification experience
  • Strong technical background ideally gained within a media/creative company
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Methodical and logical approach, with a motivated, enthusiastic approach
  • Able to work within a highly entrepreneurial and high energy start up
  • Experience of managing and motivating a small team;
  • Strong work ethic, with a “lead from the front” mentality
  • Self starter, with the ability to work independently, whilst also contributing to the overall success of the Finance function
  • Ability to communicate with confidence and authority, at all levels.
  • Good knowledge of management and financial accounting with the capability of designing and producing timely, accurate management reports and financial statements
Due to the high volume of applications received, regrettably only successful candidates will be contacted