Role details

Financial Controller

West London   •   £65,000 - £75,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • My client are an exciting advertising agency based in the heart of London.
  • Looking for a Financial Controller to lead the finance function.

About Our Client

My client are an up and coming advertising firm based in the heart of central London, they love what they do and have attracted talent from some of the biggest names within the industry.

Job Description

The Financial Controller will be responsible for the following:

Key Outputs

  • Ensure the delivery and development of a high performance management accounting system.
  • Key responsibilities will include managing the production, analysis and commentary of management accounts for the business.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth understanding of business operations.
  • Support the Founding Partners and the Financial Consultant in seeking ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of analysis and reporting processes.
  • Manage company wide cost activity including external bench-marking activity.
  • Lead the business in managing the relationship with external Financial Auditors as part of the annual financial audit process.
  • Manage the preparation of the annual budget and associated quarterly re-forecasts, including the development and maintenance of master planning models.
  • Assist in the preparation of long-term financial planning for the business.
  • Support the business to develop, document, maintain and review overheads and costs.
  • Develop and implement a robust set of financial controls across the business.
  • Review, develop and implement an end to end set of financial processes for projects from set up through to project closure.
  • Ensure that all accounting paperwork is correct and up to date and maintain appropriate controls for all areas of spending. Responsible for the weekly payroll, and supplier payments.
  • Ad-hoc projects.

Based in London.

The Successful Applicant

The Financial Controller will have the following:

  • Graduate caliber, qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Proven leadership experience with strong communication and influencing skills as well as the ability to build great. Alongside this the successful candidate will have broad commercial experience.
  • You will have exceptional commercial, management and financial accounting skills gained in a senior finance role within a television (or similar) environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of accounting principles (UKGAAP).
  • You will also have demonstrable experience of preparing management accounts, profitability analysis, and financial planning.
  • Ideally you will also have demonstrated personal initiative to create innovative, effective solutions to business needs and the ability to articulate these clearly to non-finance colleagues.
  • You will also be organised and methodical in delivering service excellence with an ability to personally manage conflicting priorities and a busy schedule of operations and development activities.
  • You will have proficient business use of MS software; including creating professional detailed reports, projects, spreadsheets and presentations.

You will have a can-do attitude, a real team approach, whilst being able to contribute to the larger picture, you won't mind rolling your sleeves up when necessary.

What's on Offer

Competitive Salary and Benefits.

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