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Head of Finance - Publishing - London/Chichester

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Elisha Demeester
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: asap
  • Expiry Date: 08 February 2023
  • Job Ref: BH000901202300

Head of Finance - Publishing - Central London or Chichester based

An extremely exciting opportunity has risen for a fully qualified Head of Finance for a leading company within the Media/Publishing industry. This Head of Finance position is responsible for the day to day running of the finance division including the month-end close, managing and developing the central finance team, driving key systems and financial process improvements and supporting the Group FC

The ideal candidate with have just over 3 years post qualified experience working within the publishing or similar industry. We are looking for someone with direct line management experience who has touched on finance transformation and system development.

The role is working hybrid, and can either be based in London or the Chichester offices. Please note if you are based in London you will be expected to commute to the Chichester office just once per week.


  • Direct line management - finance managers/management accountants within the Central Finance function
  • Management accounts responsibility for submission to the Group FC
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliation reviews
  • Finance System Transformation and Development
  • Inventory accounting
  • Audit & stat accounts oversight
  • Group consolidation system (FPM) reporting
  • Cash flow control, banking approvals and cash flow forecasting/reporting
  • Financial controls maintenance & improvements
  • Responsibility for preparation of monthly management accounts for entities within the Trade division of the UK group
  • Input and reconciliation of UK group reporting into Group consolidation system
  • Identify and implement ways to make optimal use of the new ERP system to drive improvements in the month end close process and management accounts reporting
  • Hands on responsibility for ensuring the smooth day to day running and management of the Central Finance team
  • Engage closely with the technical team in a hands-on way to embed and drive optimal use of the recent Finance Transformation to Dynamics 365
  • Identify and implement systems and financial process improvements in the new ERP system to drive efficiency, scalability, accuracy and a strong control environment
  • Preparation of audit schedules pre-fieldwork


  • Fully qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with 3+ years post qualified experience
  • A background within the Publishing industry would be beneficial but not essential
  • Prior experience within management reporting, financial reporting, financial operations and technical accounting
  • Previous managerial experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience with Finance Transformation and Systems Development
  • IT savvy with good Excel
  • An understanding of MS Dynamics would be an advantage

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