Financial Controller - TV Production Experience - Temp to Perm

Walker Hamill Ltd
London (Greater)
£300 - £350
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a leading UK TV production company with revenue of over £30m per year. The financial controller will report directly to the Director of Finance with a dotted line to the UK Group Financial Controller. The role will manage a finance team of at 4 including a management accountant, 2 production accountants and a purchase ledger assistant. It requires a high level of financial accounting knowledge, commercial acumen, the skills to lead and inspire a team, an ability to communicate effectively with senior management and build relationships across the business.

Job Description:

- Preparation of monthly management accounts to include a profit and loss statement, balance sheet, 12 month rolling cash flow forecast and a Group reporting pack including financial exec summary, meaningful variance analysis/commentary and risks and ops schedule.
- Preparation /Review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, salary and payroll reports, overhead schedules, 30 day cash flow forecast etc.
- Review and submission of all BFC reporting to Group and support the FD in addressing and resolving queries from Group.
- Managing and reporting revenue streams to include production income, internal and external distribution revenues and other revenue streams such as merchandising, gaming etc.
- Responsible for ensuring the Rebellion costs reports are reconciled to the production accountants TB and preparation of accurate financial/management accounts.
- Support the FD with half year and annual audit process including preparation of clear support schedules, first line response to audit queries etc.
- Support the FD in the delivery of system and process improvements to facilitate production and finance reporting. It is hoped that the role will become the PMI super user addressing queries from business and working with Group super user to resolve.
- Ensure financial controls are documented and adhered to across the business.
- Maintain fixed assets ledger, monitoring spend against forecast and ensuring accurate accounting treatment.


- Candidate must be qualifiedACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent.
- TV Experience highly preferable.
- Capable of meeting strict deadlines.
- Able to communicate efficiently with both finance and non- finance staff.
- Good organisation and administrative skills with excellent attention to detail.
- Media experience is essential and previous PMI experience a plus.
- Strong Microsoft and Excel skills.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see [URL removed]
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