Financial Controller – Television

Finance and Accountancy - GBP50000£50,000 - £55,000 Per Annum

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Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Central London
  • 2019-06-06
  • Job Reference: EG23812

Fantastic opportunity for a recently qualified accountant to work for an Independent Television Production company. The business is highly successful on an international basis, with offices in both the UK & US, and produces a variety of genres of programmes, predominantly within Entertainment and Factual.

The position is all round and will liaise with the various offices, the parent company and be a blend of technical and commercial accounting.

The successful candidate will have recently qualified within practice or within the Television or Media industry. You will be a hard working, down to earth individual and want to work within a dynamic, creative business.

The role:

  • Preparation of quarterly forecasts and annual budgets;
  • Prepare and review the consolidated monthly management accounts, analysing against actual, budget and forecast;
  • Prepare cost reports for Key productions and development projects;
  • Consolidation of the group company accounts (management accounts, budgets, forecasts) for group reporting schedules for submission to the parent company;
  • Liaise with management regarding current and potential commissions to input into the budget and forecast;
  • Monitor the company cashflow, reviewing both the UK and US bank balances;
  • Prepare cost and cashflow reports;
  • Assist in the management of the Finance team;
  • Responsible for quarterly royalty reporting to 3rd Parties;
  • Prepare year end audit packs for each UK & US business;
  • Prepare annual statutory financial statements and tax packs for UK Entities and assist in producing relevant data for US filing;
  • Analysis of financial information for projects and ad hoc requirements.


The person:

  • Fully/Newly qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent);
  • Experience ideally gained within Media or entertainment company;
  • Excellent communication, with the ability to build excellent working relationships, gain confidence in others and influence decisions;
  • Solid technical accounting skill]s, consolidations experience would be highly beneficial;
  • Hands on, proactive and a self starter with excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent Excel skills including V-LookUps and Pivot Tables.
  • Working Knowledge of PMI is highly desirable.

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