Head of Finance - TV

Job Title: Head of Finance - TV
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Reference: BBBH62357
Contact Name: Mya Arun
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 15, 2018 11:04

Job Description

Head of Finance - TV
Highly successful TV business are looking for qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA Head of Finance from a TV background with experience of PMI to oversee the finance function both in the UK and US, managing and motivating a team and supply commercial guidance to senior management.

Head of Finance to manage the UK/ROI financial operations of a fast growing TV production business. Reporting to the MD this is a hands-on, varied role covering all aspects of operational & commercial finance as well as leading a small team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review/preparation of monthly management accounts pack, variance analysis and commentary
  • Cash-flow management & analysis and monthly forecasts and re-forecasting as required
  • Preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts and all Financial Planning & Analysis related matters
  • Management and development of financial systems
  • Preparation and maintenance financial projections including projected monthly profit and loss accounts and monthly cash-flows, and future years rolling forecasts
  • Financial modelling of new opportunities that become available to the business to assess profit opportunities, risks and contribution to the existing business
  • VAT calculations and filing company returns
  • Preparation of intercompany recharges
  • Preparation of annual year-end accounts, statutory packs and audit files
  • Liaising with auditors and other regulatory bodies
  • Manage a small junior finance team
  • In conjunction with the Finance Assistants, all other book-keeping duties and general ledger management as required
  • Coordinating with production accountants and production managers, monitoring and challenging expenditure against budget
  • Monthly payroll
  • Any other relevant tasks as they arise

Skills & Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or qualified by experience
  • Experience with PMI (Essential)
  • Advanced Excel skills (Essential)
  • Familiarity with Sage and Xero (Preferable)
  • Experience of managing staff (small Finance function)
  • Previous experience in the entertainment sector ideally TV/Film production
  • Hands-on but also business facing and able to take a bigger picture approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Good report writing skills
  • Self-starter and team player
  • Able to work under pressure and to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate experience in managing several projects/tasks simultaneously
  • Able to demonstrate experience in working with both production and central teams
  • Able to demonstrate ability and experience in improving processes
  • Willingness and ability to take on ad-hoc projects
  • Willingness to travel (there will be some regular travel required e.g. Dublin)

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.