Finance Director - Qualified ACCA or ACA
Finance Director - Independent Marcomms agency
A lovely creative agency - seeks their first Finance Director - working with a small team both in the UK and America. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious, bright qualified accountant with a good personality and a good understanding of the marketing communications sector.
This is an independent agency, so the ability of working closely with the stake holders is important having the ability to supply them with the correct information on which they can make informed decisions as to how to run their business.
You will need an understanding of working within the US - the head office and a team of 35 staff are based in the London office with 15 staff in the US. There is an appetite to open up a further office in the US.
The agency is growing at an estimated 20% YoY so an ability to manage growth is essential
The role is to be the senior finance person in the company, overseeing all of the financial and commercial matters including elements of HR.
You will manage & mentor 2 staff members, one in London the other in US
You will ensure all the day to day financial functions are managed on a timely basis
All month end packs will be produced by yourself including P&L, BS & Cash flows
Annual budgets and rolling forecasts
Client contract negotiations and support to the teams on contract pricing
Relationships with external accountants, Bankers, Insurance providers, Landlords
will be managed and nurtured
An understanding of legal requirements of the US offices is ideal
Implementation of processes and systems to improve the profitability and management of the business
An understanding of both personal and Corporate taxation
Various other functions as is common with this role
Qualified accountant - ACCA, ACA , CIMA, CPA
Ambitious, confident with an ability to communicate well with creative persons and an ability to talk enthusiastically and intelligently about financial matters
A good understanding of agency life and an ability to fit into that culturally and be part of the team
A desire to support the owners and to help grow the business
Sal £70-£80K depending on experience