Financial Controller

London, South East England
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Controller
-PE Backed Digital Entertainment Start-Up
-Rapid growth-excellent career prospects
-£60-65,000 base + plus bonus & share options
This PE backed Digital Media SME/Start-up already has a strong presence in its field and is in partnership with many of the key players in the TV industry. They have substantial funding to fulfil their aggressive development plans for the next 3 years and are in rapid growth.
They are now looking to recruit a hands-on but commercially astute Financial Controller. Whilst your primary focus will be on running the day to day financial operations you will also support the CEO in financial decision making and be an active participant in the Business Development efforts of the senior team.
The Financial Controller will cover a broad spectrum of activities beyond month-end financial reporting. These would include overseeing general business operations, HR and other ad-hoc tasks.It is very much a hands-on, sleeves rolled-up role.
Main Responsibilities:
·Manage month end close including commentary and variance analysis
·Preparation and maintenance of three year financial projection including projected monthly profit and loss accounts and monthly cash-flows
·Liaise with external auditors for annual audit and corporation tax return
·Coordination of monthly board report
·Cash-flow management/projections
·Prepare annual budget and monthly forecasts, monitor and report on budget and monthly forecasts
·Prepare quarterly VAT returns
·Financial modelling of new opportunities that become available to the business to assess profit opportunities, risks and contribution to the existing business
·Contributing to the strategic direction of the company, identifying existing and emerging financial opportunities
·Manage a Finance Assistant
You are a qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) with previous experience of managing a finance function in a start-up/ SME environment.
Prior exposure to the media sector is preferred but not essential.
The ability to quickly establish credibility with sales and business teams and take a bigger picture view whilst still keeping a tight reign on the financials is paramount .
This is a fantastic opportunity to come on board at the early stages of this company's evolution, progress rapidly with the business and see your efforts make a tangible difference.