Head of Finance

10 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Production Finance -Sports

·Newly Created Role
·Sports Group
·£65-75,000 + bonus & benefits

This multi-award winning Sports & Entertainment Group is a leader in its field with a prestigious & diverse list of commissions and an enviable reputation for making cutting edge programs.

Due to rapid growth they are now looking to hire an experienced FM/FC to manage one of their key divisions in sports production.

Reporting to the FD and working closely with the production management team the main focus of this role is to manage and control the production spend and provide financial information and analysis on the departments activities.

Your key responsibilities will include:

-Responsible for the accurate financial planning of production activities in and the monthly accounting close and be expected to advise on best practice and work-flow improvements.
-Managing and developing a small finance team
-Working alongside the Head of Production, this role is responsible for overseeing the production budgeting
process by:
• Co-ordinating and managing the preparation of accurate, detailed and timely budgets;
• Assisting the Production Management team with any budgeting queries;
• Monitoring performance vs. budgets on a regular basis;
• Consolidating the latest event budget information into a quarterly rolling financial forecast;
• Updating corporate financial plans with current forecasts
-Providing the management with regular and ad hoc financial reports as required
-Investigating and explaining budgetary variances
-Providing financial analysis to drive procurement and strategic decisions within the department.
and margins
-Carry out ad-hoc analysis and projects as and when required
-Ensuring that all PLP accounting complies with applicable company, tax and other
legal/government regulations.
-Reviewing procedures and making recommendations for improvements

You are a qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) and can demonstrate a proven background in having successfully managed a large production finance team in a fast paced environment.

You will also be able to demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of the industry and environment with an in depth knowledge of TV production.

You will also possess excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills as well as a strong analytical and process-oriented mind.

Excellent career prospects and exposure across the whole production business working in a fast-paced, challenging fun, creative and relaxed environment.