Head of Finance - Media

Recruiter
Sauce Recruitment Ltd
Location
City of London, London
Salary
80000.0000
Posted
09 Jun 2017
Closes
08 Jul 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This is a newly created role due to a restructure within this global media organisation. Working closely with the Finance Director this position will drive the monthly reporting process, provide regular cashflow forecasts/analysis and oversee the AP & AR teams. Essentially this will be managing the Shared Services of the Group and will have lots of liaison with the UK & European Finance teams.

The role will be a blend of technical and commercial accounts, requiring and has the potential to get heavily involved in partnering the business, allowing for great career progression for the right candidate.

To be a suitable candidate you will be a fully qualified accountant with extensive PQE, you will have strong technical and consolidation skills with a commercial outside.

This is a great opportunity to work for a well known and respected Global Media organisation.

The Role:

  • Manage a team of 2 Direct Reports with 6 indirect reports
  • Prepare consolidated packs for EMEA including report results, forecasts and analysing against business plans; commenting on Key Performance Drivers, Risks/Opportunities, revenue & cost variances
  • Manage the group month end process, ensure variances reconcile and are analysed in monthly performance reviews
  • Responsible for balance sheet reporting and quarterly review process
  • Liaise with and support the EMEA Finance teams;
  • Define, maintain and update the Group Policies, ensuring compliance
  • Coordinate the year end audit process with the management accounting team; Ensure all necessary information is provided to the external auditors/consultants
  • Ensure a good understanding of the main revenue and cost drivers, providing insight to aid the business
  • Support activity relating to bespoke deals and/or acquisitions across the group.


The Person:

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent), with at least 4 years PQE
  • Previous team management skills, with proven skills of motivating and leading a successful team
  • Proven Technical and Commercial Accounting skills, ideally gained within a Media or equivalent company
  • Previous consolidation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tactful, conscientious and diplomatic, being able to adapt your approach and manage creative individuals
  • Excellent attention to detail with ability to meet and exceed deadlines
  • Experience of SAP would be beneficial
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written & verbal