Finance Manager - Media

Recruiter
Sauce Recruitment Ltd
Location
London
Salary
60000.0000
Posted
18 Mar 2017
Closes
17 Apr 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Due to a busy period a 12 month contract has arisen within this thriving International Media organisation. The company is a key player in both the production and distribution of Media content on a global basis and continues to go from strength to strength.

Working within a divisional finance team, this position will manage 4 members of staff and be responsible for the accounting associated with the Intellectual Property. With the introduction of FRS 15 there will be a number of projects associated with its implementation.

To be a suitable candidate it is essential that you are fully qualified and have proven experience of team management ideally within a media or group function. An understanding of IP or licensing accounting will be a huge advantage. This role is a blend of commercial and technical accounting.

The role:

  • Manage a team of 4 people including both qualified and part qualified individuals;
  • Support the FRS 15 implementation project to include allocation of revenue (including inter-company), impact assessment and introducing thorough processes;
  • Hands on support during the budgeting process;
  • Ensure accounts are reconciled and that the balance sheet is managed effectively;
  • Back up for authorisation of deals and hedging of monies;
  • Periodic P&L and balance sheet reviews;
  • Support the budgets and forecasts process in terms of preparation and presentation;
  • Responsible for the IP and overseas cost centres;
  • Provide ad hoc analysis as required;
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to accounting standards and recommendation of policy improvements and changes;
  • Verify Producer Share reports and accounting entries;
  • Contribute to continual process improvement for the team.

The person:

  • Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) with good PQE;
  • Experience ideally gained within a Media company or mid-sized company group function;
  • An understanding of licensing or IP would be a distinct advantage;
  • Advanced Excel skills essential;
  • Proven experience of managing and leading a team of qualified and part qualified accountants;
  • Highly organised and ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • Experienced in complex consolidations and intercompany transactions within a medium/large group;
  • Strong background in accounting standards, particularly IFRS and UK GAAP;
  • Self starter who will thrive in a busy environment where you can use your initiative and initiate change;
  • Strong commercial awareness;
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Strong controls background.