Senior Finance Manager (FP&A)

Job Title: Senior Finance Manager (FP&A)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Start Date: November 2019
Reference: BBBH79572
Contact Name: Dora Hepworth
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 14, 2019 14:37

Job Description

Handle have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Finance Manager to join an Established Media Brand in London on a 6 month Fixed Term Contract (FTC).
The Senior Finance Manager will work across the EMEA FP&A Finance team and will be responsible for; forecasting, planning, reporting, financial policy and controls, project support, and statutory reporting:

Key Responsibilities

  • Consolidation of EMEA finance deliverables
  • Prepare all budgets and forecasts, ensuring they accurately reflect the management teams' plans, targets and business strategies.
  • Review of deliverables, including; trend analysis, variance analysis, investment monitoring, and forecasts across EMEA territories.
  • Analysing and clearly communicating underlying financial and non-financial data to provide relevant insight for business decisions
  • Prepare/review/manage the monthly financial reporting close ensuring results accurately reflect the commercial position of the business
  • Maintain strong relationships with all regions, business areas and corporate accounting, as well as liaising with the Finance Business Partners across the Group.
  • Own and drive improvements in budgeting, forecasting, systems and processes
  • Deliver accurate financial reporting for the business
  • Improvement in reporting, closing out queries and acting as a problem solving facilitator
  • Ad hoc advisor to senior management on EMEA wide commercial issues contributing to the development of functional/departmental/business strategies
  • Assist with implementation and integration of new business launches/acquisitions.
  • Oversight of statutory reporting process for UK entities
  • Supervisor and mentor one other accountant.
  • Recruit, lead, motivate, develop and manage the performance of direct reports, building a high calibre team with the skills and capabilities needed to deliver the required results.

Qualifications and experience required:

  • An experienced qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) with a minimum of 2 years post qualified experience in a similar role; Ideally in an FP&A function, working with commercial teams
  • Substantial experience in a senior financial management role
  • Media sector experience is desirable
  • Experience in a global role, with experience at group level
  • Knowledge and application of group accounting principles

Skill and abilities:

  • Work in a dynamic and fast moving and changing environment, and manage multiple priorities.
  • Establish and build relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Build, manage and work as an effective team.
  • Read, interpret and draw accurate conclusions from financial data
  • Create, implement, evaluate and enhance internal control processes

Handle Recruitment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.