Head of Finance - Entertainment

Job Title: Head of Finance - Entertainment
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH78782
Contact Name: Charley Callier
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 10, 2019 09:55

Job Description

Head of Finance - Entertainment - Central London

Head of Finance required for a prestigious entertainment complex based in Central London. This Head of Finance roles is responsible for delivering accurate and robust financial information to support business objectives and enable consistent and strong financial decision making.

This Head of Finance looks after a stable team of 7 finance professionals and sits within a highly creative, fast paced and thriving environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Operate as a fully participate member of the Strategy Team in the definition and implementation of business strategy and policy
  • Lead the preparation and build of accurate and timely budgets and financial reports
  • Work closely with the MD to lead business and brand development
  • Lead on the production and delivery of monthly management accounts to the MD and CFO to review
  • Lead on the production and delivery of annual budgets and quarterly re-forecasts (monthly from October) to the CFO to review
  • Ensure that all business leaders have accurate and timely monthly & year to date data/reports relating to their financial targets and weekly/monthly performance against KPIs
  • Identify areas of under-performance against business financial targets and work closely with business leaders to identify and put in place timely remedial action to keep overall business performance on track against financial targets
  • Review and optimise financial processes and procedures and proactively implement improvements and recommend best practice
  • Oversee all accounting processes relating to membership, including credit control
  • Deliver company's statutory and fiscal requirements - including preparation of fully completed audit file
  • Support HR and CFO with company payroll and flex benefits to include timely posting and reconciliations
  • Deliver fully operational fixed assets system and accompanying procedures
  • Deliver annual insurance questionnaires and deal with ownership group on any insurance related queries
  • Lead and manage the company's GDPR strategy alongside the data manager
  • Lead the roll out of timely and accurate business reporting through Jet Reports, QLIK and ODBC
  • Ensure that all members of the finance team have clear roles and responsibilities
  • Create clear service levels and standards for the delivery of finance support to the business and key stakeholders
  • Provide strategic and inspirational leadership to the finance team, including putting in place:
  • Regular 1-2-1 meetings
  • Setting clear objectives and KPIs
  • Appraisals, active coaching and development

Key skills:

  • Prior experience working within a similar role at senior management level
  • Experience within Entertainment/Hospitality is highly desirable
  • Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Outstanding leadership skills with proven ability to build, develop and motivate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Considerable knowledge and experience of financial modelling and analysis

Apply today!

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.