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Financial Controller - Live Entertainment

  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: £85000.00 - £95000.00 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 25 days ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Jaimie Rozanski
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 12 June 2024
  • Job Ref: A11BH109569

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Financial Controller to join a creative production company, specialising within live events, publishing and so much more.

Based in the heart of London, this hybrid role offers a broad range of technical and commercial responsibilities, along with management of one direct report. If you're looking for a varied role with a lot of autonomy and a fun creative environment, then this could be a great opportunity for you!

The role will include, but not be limited to:

  • Ticket revenue posting & analysis of touring or online sales
  • Revenue calculated and VAT charged to calculate the value of book sales
  • Monthly revenue analysis is prepared detailing all sales invoices raised/stripe revenue collected in the month.
  • Costs of sales balance included in the monthly management accounts is estimated from the revenue sheet. Costs are then analysed and deferred/accrued accordingly.
  • Monthly reconciliations and journal posting:
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for the Group
  • Quarterly reporting to Group, deferred revenue, and costs by artists, plus headcount report
  • Review of all settlements for all shows
  • Payroll payments are set up in the bank and amounts are posted into Sage.:
  • Quarterly VAT returns are submitted through Sage/Xero. Once a quarter, VAT reports are downloaded and reviewed before submitting and paying VAT.
  • Regular liaison with auditors
  • Supervision of Accounts Assistant who is responsible for: Bi-Weekly payroll, credit card postings, sales invoices, bank reconciliation: bank transactions, debtors reporting

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A professional qualification - ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Previous experience working within a creative business, ideally live events.
  • Previous experience using Sage and advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Previous management experience

This is an amazing, unique and rare opportunity for the right individual. Please apply now.

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