Financial Controller

Finance and Accountancy - £65,000 - £75,000 Per Annum

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Job Description

An opportunity has arisen to join a small independent Television Production company to manage their finance team. Managing a junior member of staff you will have full responsibility for all aspects the company accounts whilst also overseeing the production budgets.

The company produces a variety of entertainment and documentary programmes for major UK broadcasters, having received a number of awards over the years.

They are now looking for an experienced FC to join their fun, vibrant and dedicated team. To be suitable you will be a fully qualified accountant and have ideally gained experience within a TV or Film company.

The Role:

  • Manage and train a small but growing team;
  • Prepare & submit the budgets and work with the COO to submit the long term strategy plans and forecasts/reforecasts;
  • Prepare the month management accounts;
  • Cash flow management
  • Stakeholder relationship management including the banks, auditors and parent company;
  • Partner key management individuals, providing financial support to make strategic business decisions;
  • Monthly analysis of production accounts, ensuring they remain within budgets;
  • Prepare the monthly payroll, working with the external payroll provider;
  • Continuous process and systems improvements, ensuring regulatory compliance;
  • Monthly analysis of overheads;
  • Royalty reporting;
  • Ad hoc analysis & other projects.

The Person:

  • Fully qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA with at least three years post qualified experience;
  • Solid accounts experience and ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • Experience in TV production preferred;
  • Experience with Octopus PMI ideal;
  • Good knowledge of Excel;
  • Excellent attention to detail; and
  • Good communication skills and confidence to interact with both financial and non-financial people.

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