Financial Controller - Creative Agency

Job Title: Financial Controller - Creative Agency
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + package + benefits
Reference: 6323
Contact Name: Mya Arun
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 18, 2019 17:32

Job Description

Financial Controller - Creative Agency

Handle are working with a creative agency based in London, in their search for a Financial Controller.

Agency Reporting

  • Close the month-end ensuring general ledger is fully reconciled with all balance sheet reconciliations ready for review
  • Take revenue and invoicing inputs to determine revenue accruals and deferrals
  • Produce month-end management accounts, including forecast

External Compliance

  • Produce month-end Barclays Pack (including P&L, balance sheet, cash flow, trade debtors and creditors)
  • Prepare year-end files, for annual audit and deal with auditor queries during fieldwork
  • Produce annual statutory accounts ready for filing within 5 months of year end
  • Process monthly payroll
  • Produce annual PSA submission
  • Produce P11Ds for timely submission
  • Produce and review monthly VAT return ensuring inputs and outputs are accurately reported
  • Submit Euler credit insurance declarations
  • Complete daily cash flow file and manage month end forecast and covenant projection
  • Working closely with AP manage supplier payment schedule and determine weekly payment runs

Commercial Management and Reporting

  • Oversee monthly WIP review meetings undertaken by WIP & Credit Control Manager with the Account Team
  • Responsible along with FD for client WIP reconciliation sign off
  • Timesheet reporting and analysis and chasing outstanding timesheets.
  • Produce monthly client time reconciliations to support fee charging (where required)
  • Support FD with commercial reporting including, non-utilised time, departmental profitability, client and job profitability
  • Ad hoc analysis where required


  • Manage WIP & Credit Control Manager and Accounts Payable Executive ensuring they are an effective team and have adequate scope for personal development
  • Maintain effective controls and segregation of duties both within the finance team and the Agency to minimise risk
  • Drive process and control improvements, ensuring Agency documentation of same is always up to date
  • Ensure general smooth running of processes e.g. ensuring expenses are getting approved, accrued income getting billed, and petty cash being routinely reconciled
  • Manage user profiles ensuring all time is being captured
  • Expert user and champion of the Chase &Navision systems:
    • overseeing workflows
    • approval hierarchies
    • maintaining systems setup
    • ensuring data integrity
    • first line support to the wider team

Ideal Candidate:

  • Must be qualified ACA, CIMA, ACCA
  • Must have relevant previous experience
  • Must be a sufficient Navision user
  • Must have worked in Media/Entertainment

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.