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Financial Controller

  • Location: London, City of London
  • Salary: £400 - £450 per day
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: KMFC
  • Recruiter: Kelvin Murphy

Financial Controller - Media

The company

Marks Sattin has been engaged to recruit a Financial Controller on a 12 month term for a creative and brilliant media organisation based in London. Our client is a diverse and innovative media organisation with several key business units contributing to its growth. They are a progressive and dynamic business, constantly expanding into new markets and regions. Their head office is conveniently located in Leicester Square

The role

You will be part of a team of high-performing professionals and you will oversee a team. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, you will have direct exposure to the senior management of the business, including the Board and CEO. You will take ownership of the end-to-end finance function from a day-to-day perspective. There is significant scope for personal and professional development for the right candidate. Diverse in nature, the role will cover a range of technical and commercial accounting duties.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the finance function, including reporting and systems, from a day-to-day perspective
  • Ensure the integrity of the GL and internal controls framework
  • Manage the preparation of monthly reports, including commentary, to senior management and the Board
  • Manage the treasury and banking functions including cash flow, asset and capex controls
  • Complete the statutory accounts
  • Ensuring all tax compliance obligations are met
  • Manage and develop a large team
  • Manage the annual budget process and forecasting process
  • Oversee the payroll function including the roll-out of a new payroll system
  • Undertaking M&A analysis and associated post-integration activities
  • Project management
  • Oversee the transactional functions including AP and AR
  • Driving change and identifying areas for process improvement, particularly from an automation point of view
  • Ad-hoc project work as and when required

The successful candidate

This represents a fantastic opportunity for a candidate looking to take the next step in their career. The following will be favourably looked upon:

  • ACA Qualified (Ideally big 4)
  • Experience in a relevant industry in a senior finance position
  • Experience in a chartered accounting firm
  • Staff management experience
  • Exposure to various accounting packages, including large ERP systems
  • Experience with M&A, change management and project management
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and financial modelling skills
  • A hands-on approach, willing to delve into detail when required
  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills
  • A terrific attitude and work ethic
  • Outstanding stakeholder management skills

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