Financial Controller

Finance and Accountancy - GBP70000£70,000 - £75,000

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Job Description

  • Contract
  • London
  • 2020-03-16
  • Job Reference: EG24143

A globally renowned Entertainment company is looking for an experienced Financial Controller to join their Group Accounting function. This company is a leading force within the television industry and is been responsible for producing award winning content and has a global presence!


Reporting into the Finance Director the FC manage a small team of Qual/Part Qual accountants and accounts assistants who are responsible for producing the management and statutory accounts, budgets and forecasts across broad range of entities (Head Office & Subsidiary).


The position requires a technically strong individual who has a passion for the media/entertainment industry and has a proven background in managing and developing finance teams. You will need to have a proven background in technical/statutory accounting along side an established track record and understanding of management accounting.


This role is initially for a 12 month period as will be covering a maternity leave.



The Financial Controller will be responsible for:

  • Managing a small finance team that includes Accounts Assistants through to Qualified accountants, being responsible for their performance, growth and development;
  • Lead and drive the annual budget and reforecasting process; managing the liaison with the relevant management teams;
  • Support the Senior Management teams with any relevant projects and financial business partnering for the Head Office entities;
  • Ensure the month end accounts are produced in a timely manner and review for submission;
  • Manage the year end accounting process, including the external audit and all statutory filing requirements;
  • Oversee the preparation of VAT returns, EC Sales Lists for entities and submitting the group quarterly VAT return;
  • Review the Group Monthly Payroll for Head Office and operating company payrolls;
  • Oversee the calculation and preparation of management fees and recharges to Group subsidiary companies;
  • Review bi-weekly cash forecasts;
  • Review quarterly balance sheet reconciliations.



The person should possess the following:

  • Fully qualified accountant, ideally ACA or ACCA/CIMA will be considered, with at least 5 years PQE;
  • Experience of managing and mentoring an driven and ambitious finance team;
  • Solid technical skills with a sound working knowledge of IFRS
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to challenge and influence others and drive change;
  • Advanced Excel skills;
  • Confident communication and presentation skills;
  • Able to work in a dynamic environment and able the ability to be flexible in your approach;
  • Methodical, organised and self-motivated approach;
  • A genuine interest to work within a growing media company with multiple entities;
  • Able to meet and exceed deadlines, manage a changeable workload.



Due to the high volume of applications received, regrettably only successful candidates will be contacted

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