Financial Accountant

England, London
bonus and benefits
02 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Renee Raichura
Contract Type
Level of qualification

Financial Accountant - Film production - £50,000 - £55,000

I am working with a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in the film, television, home entertainment and digital distribution sectors. An opportunity has come up for a Financial Accountant. This role will be responsible for maintaining accounting records, financial reporting, data processing and analysis and assisting with supervision of finance team members involved with data processing. In addition overseeing the financial audit process including the preparation of group statutory accounts and providing information to auditors.


  • Suggest and implement improvements to working practices and controls.
  • Be the main point of contact for the year end external audit process and ensure all information is available and provided on time to the auditors.
  • Keep up to date with new technical releases affecting the company such as developments in IFRS and US GAAP accounting rules and corporation tax legislation.
  • Responsible for making sure the company complies with Sarbanes-Oxley act regulations regarding internal controls and have full documentation.
  • Assisting with corporation tax computations drafting for the year end submissions.
  • Main point of contact for Internal audit and Royalty audits.
  • Maintain control of the royalty reporting ensuring they are prepared and reviewed to required timescales.
  • Prepare the quarterly VAT return for review by Group FC and FD
  • Prepare financial analysis for other areas of the business as required.
  • Assist with the monthly management accounts for internal reporting when necessary to cover the Management Accountants.
  • Exercise tight balance sheet control across all companies by regular reconciliation of all balance sheet GL accounts.
  • Report to Group FC on risks and areas of concern which have come to light from the balance sheet review.
  • Support the Financial Controller in adding value and challenging the status quo in other areas of the business to optimise business performance and profitability.
  • Assist the FC, FD & FP&A in determining how to account for new deals and acquisitions


  • Excel proficient
  • Able to work with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience dealing with regulatory bodies
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley act regulations
  • Qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA or equivalent)
  • Experience dealing with auditors
  • Supervisory experience desirable
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to manage own time

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