Financial Controller

England, London
£80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + attractive bonus and benefits
20 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
Renee Raichura
Contract Type
Level of qualification

Media - Financial Controller

A privately owned Media company are experiencing huge growth and as a result are looking to recruit a Group Financial Controller. This is a high profile role as the person would work alongside the Finance Director with dotted line reporting to the Chief Executive.

Key responsibilities:

  • Integrating acquisitions including identifying appropriate systems (purchase order, reporting, sales invoicing, CRM, payroll, expenses, purchase invoice approval) and processes and implementing these, migrating data and on-going development.
  • Improving existing controls and systems - challenging, reviewing, identifying risks and documenting new controls
  • Review of payments and compliance with Company policies
  • Commercial review, identification of cost savings & efficiency's
  • Managing and developing the finance team (c 30 including 7 direct reports - 2 credit control managers, 1 AP manager, 1 payroll manager, 2 reporting team leaders and in time a group financial accountant)
  • Full ownership of all reporting and commercial commentary (P+L & balance sheet, forecasts, budgets, cash-flows, statutory accounts).
  • Managing the annual audit, ensuring tax (corporation, PAYE, VAT & other) compliance (both UK and overseas)
  • M&A due diligence support
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) - minimum 3 years PQE
  • Must be able to start in 1 month or less
  • Previous management responsibility of a finance team of 15 staff (including indirect and direct reports)
  • Degree educated ideally 2.1 or above
  • Demonstrable experience of integrating newly acquired businesses, improving financial controls and processes in complex businesses, challenging the status quo and achieving cost savings
  • Very strong IT skills including advanced Excel coupled with strong technical accounting skills
  • Proactive hard working self-starter ready to go that extra mile
  • Analytical, organised, efficient, strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present financial information in a logical, structured and clear way
  • Superb accuracy and attention to detail, calm under pressure with prior experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Good team player & easy to get on with

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