Finance Director - Media & Entertainment

Job Title: Finance Director - Media & Entertainment
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Reference: BBBH60572
Contact Name: Tom Chadwick
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 02, 2017 16:00

Job Description

Finance Director - Media & Entertainment

Global Entertainment business are looking for a high calibre qualified ACA, CIMA, ACCA Finance Director to partner with the BU CEO and play a key management role to develop and execute the short and long term strategic vision for the BU and in so doing, drive business growth and provide pro-active, hands-on financial management, advice and direction. They will provide commercial input on strategic options and assist in the implementation of approved initiatives.

Managing a team of approximate 15 finance professionals (direct and indirect reporting lines) and working very closely with the divisional controlling team. This is a global role requiring flexibility to travel internationally and have calls with colleagues in the US and Europe outside of normal working hours.

Key duties of the role:

  • Drive the preparation of the business unit budget, forecasts and management reporting
  • Drive the business unit actual performance review, analysis of variance of results, including Working Capital and Free Cash Flow
  • Responsible for the project accounting of all projects, ensuring accurate revenue recognition, optimizing margins and enabling the producers to deliver profitable projects
  • Actively participate in Bid/RFP process for new business or contract renewals, including responsibility for financial modelling
  • Review and control capex requests and prepare investment cases for review
  • Participate to operational improvement programs in partnership with key operation managers
  • Assist business unit management team in decision-making process, business cases, contract margin
  • Ensure continuous controlling process enhancements
  • Provide business support to operations team


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Accounting
  • ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified 10 + years accounting/financial controlling with progressive management experience
  • Ideally from large US company background in TV, Film, Technology or Advertising
  • Strong proven critical strategic thinking, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into tactical plans
  • Ability to deal effectively with multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Proven results oriented leader delivering results in a fast paced environment
  • Proven experience developing and improving financial performance
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and clients

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.