Financial Controller - Film/TV

Job Title: Financial Controller - Film/TV
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Reference: BBBH57576_1489144365
Contact Name: Tom Chadwick
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 10, 2017 11:12

Job Description

Financial Controller - Film/TV

Cutting edge Film & TV company currently experiencing rapid growth are looking for a strong Financial Controller to take responsibility for managing the day to day running of the Finance department in its production of the financial accounts, cash management, planning and analysis whilst managing and developing the Finance Assistant.

The FC will support the CFO and serve as business partner to the Production team to ensure good governance and financial guidance as they seek to drive growth in the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for preparing the annual budget, forecasts, monthly management accounts, balance sheet reconciliations, cash flow management and statutory reporting
  • Lead the year end close process and ensure a strong control environment is maintained to achieve a clean annual audit
  • Monthly preparation of the management accounts with variance analysis and commentary and rolling forecasts
  • Detailed project profitability reporting and analysis throughout the project's lifecycle to aid forecasting, future contract negotiations and pricing for future new project bids
  • Business partnering with the Production team, the CFO and the rest of the senior management team to drive growth in the business
  • Manage and develop the Finance Assistant to ensure his continual career growth and ensure the accurateness of their transactional processing
  • Key contact for external advisors including the bank, auditors, tax accountants, external payroll service providers and finance software specialists
  • Ensure all tax and statutory filing/audit requirements are completed and submitted on time including the VAT, PAYE and Corporation Tax returns
  • Keep abreast of all industry relevant tax and legislative reforms to ensure correct compliance and accurate revenue and cost recognition
  • Developing and refining "best practice" in all financial reporting and processes
  • Deputising for the CFO where required

Key Skills & Experience

  • 7+ years post qualification experience (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Hold a degree in finance, accounting, business, economics or other relevant field
  • Financial and commercial management within the TV and Film production industry at a senior level preferred
  • Proven leadership and team development / mentoring and coaching experience
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the company, particularly with non-financial colleagues
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously and to meet conflicting deadlines
  • Highly developed financial planning, budgeting and analytical skills
  • Ability to challenge processes and pro-actively implement change
  • Collaborative team player, relationship builder with a can-do, highly motivated attitude
  • Prior experience within an SME will be a distinct advantage

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.