Financial Controller - Film

Job Title: Financial Controller - Film
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH63205
Contact Name: Rebecca O'ferrall
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 13, 2017 17:12

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity to join a young movie studio has just come in based in the heart of London. The role will be reporting into the COO & President of Production.

They are commercially minded and creatively spirited and committed to strong relationships with film-makers, financiers and distributors.

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain the financial ledgers and accounting processes for the parent company and subsidiaries
  • Preparation of Monthly P&L and Balance Sheet, cash flow and forecasts
  • Manage all financial elements of the Rights Management System
  • Prepare and submit the VAT Returns and lead the provision of financial information required by Companies House and HMRC
  • Liaising with other departments and managing the preparation of the financial documents required for quarterly board meetings
  • Managing treasury, cash flow and budget expenditure
  • Ensure accurate calculation and accounting for cost allocations and income recognition
  • Manage the preparation of the annual budget and revisions of forecast during the year
  • Contribute to business planning and provide assistance to strategy formulation through project reviews and cost analysis
  • Ensure data accuracy and timely renewal of business insurance policies, life assurance, health insurance and other benefits provided by the Company
  • Responsible for managing the team in invoicing for all revenues and all applicable VAT obligations; maintaining status reports and records
  • Monitoring receipts coming in from Collection Agents, reviewing and confirming collection agent statements and ensuring accurate calculation and compliance with agreed contract terms
  • Managing the Royalty Reporting process, including requesting, reviewing and analysing distributor statements for overages and advising on any audit requirements
  • Review and posting of journals created by the Finance Assistant
  • Ad hoc financing reports for internal and external audiences
  • Assisting with the preparation of financial models ad analysis of potential investment
  • Tracking and maintaining accurate records regarding development, production, financing and investing activities the Company enters in to

The ideal candidate will posses:

  • Fully qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)
  • Understanding of contracts and commission based businesses
  • Ability to work within a team and use individual initiative when necessary
  • Experience in managing and mentoring a junior member of a finance team
  • Flexible working attitude
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with proven ability of influencing others to ensure deadlines are met
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organised and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Self-starter who thrives in a fast paced environment, who can demonstrate the ability to use own initiative and able to drive change and grow with the role.
  • Preferably with experience gained within an SME in the media or related industry.


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.