EMEA Controller, super high growth Digital Media business
Super opportunity for an ambitious finance manager to join the rapidly developing multinational media business that its competitors are scrambling to emulate.
The EMEA controller manages a sizeable finance team and reports to the regional Director, but takes responsibility for overseeing all the statutory requirements and month end activities of a $400m business, revenue generated through offices in 20 countries. There is a level of accounting complexity to the various businesses and local offices that requires close attention to items such as intercompany balances, revenue recognition and the valuation of various assets.
Cash forecasting is an area that will require the particular focus of the Controller, as well as the maintenance and development of various controls over billing and credit policies. Improvements are also required in operations, with the successful rollout of an SSC anticipated in the next 12 months.
This role will require working relationships throughout the business, particularly with finance leads around EMEA, the FP&A team, Group Finance on the East Coast and Tax / Treasury.
This business has grown very fast, so applications are invited from qualified accountants who can demonstrate excellent career progression, ideally within the finance function of a multinational media group. Reporting is in US GAAP and its peculiarities almost certainly demand direct exposure to the digital media sector, online publishing or possibly broadcasting.
We are looking for real intellect, allied to outstanding managerial / team building qualities. We require people who are able to think on their feet, coming up with solutions to the issues that affect businesses developing brand new markets.
This is one of the most exciting Controller level roles available in London at the moment and success promises to lead to any number of other opportunities, both within the UK and internationally.