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Financial Controller - Digital Agency

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus + Package per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Contact: Tom Chadwick
  • Contact Email: tom.chadwick@handle.co.uk
  • Expiry Date: 03 December 2021
  • Job Ref: BBBH93215

Financial Controller - Digital Media

Award winning digital content agency are looking for a qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA Financial Controller. Reporting into the Head of Finance with dotted line to COO and working closely with Financial Operations Manager and FP&A team. The FC will be responsible for managing the transactional Finance team and for providing consolidated financial information on a timely basis to internal management and to shareholders, encompassing the UK and US. They will be responsible for monthly management reporting and the production and interpretation of all financial information. They will also be required to ensure that the company complies with all statutory and internal financial regulations and policies within the Group.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of monthly group management accounts for internal management use and submission to Group
  • Continual adaptation and improvements of Month End Procedures
  • Oversight and review of day to day accounting procedures, control environment and cash cycles
  • Reviewing and re-engineering of internal controls procedures to meet future Group requirements
  • Line management of the Transactional team including Financial Accountant, Senior Accountant, Production Accountant, Assistant Accountant and Accounts Assistants and delegation of monthly procedures and processes
  • Liaising with People team re: monthly UK payroll. Reviewing and approving monthly payrolls
  • Preparation of Statutory Financial Statements under FRS 101 and Liaising with Auditors and managing the annual audit process
  • Liaising with Group Finance and FP&A Manager on monthly reporting process and other shareholder requirements
  • Reviewing and maintaining the PMI System, Payaway reporting system and other derived financial and data systems that Finance requires
  • Liaising with FP&A team on cash flow forecasting and preparing short-term cash flow forecasts as required
  • Monitoring and review of US group including liaising with US production accountant, owning and reviewing month end procedures and reviewing, improving and implementing enhanced financial procedures and policies
  • Ad-hoc projects as directed by the Head of Finance / COO

Skills Required:

  • ACA /ACCA/CIMA qualified with minimum 5 years + PQE
  • Systems experience essential with Excel knowledge to advanced level.
  • Knowledge of PMI accounting systems desirable but not essential
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change and planning for future needs
  • Strong line management skills with the ability to teach, nurture and develop talent within the Finance team
  • Experience gained within a media, ideally TV/digital production business preferable but not essential

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.