Financial Controller - Sports Media Firm

Michael Page Finance
South West London
£55000 - £65000 per annum
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The opportunity has arisen for a qualified accountant to take the step up into a UK Financial Controller position within a sports media firm.

Client Details

My client is a sports media firm with the largest offering in their space, and a worldwide audience over 30 million. They build and create content across a range of platforms including their own TV channels, as well as partnerships with other well-known brands. With strong PE backing they are now looking to continue their international growth and explore new areas in the UK market. As a result there is a newly created Financial Controller position.


As the new Financial Controller you will take on a broad role, taking a leading role on technical reporting as well as supporting the wider commercial strategy of the business. The position will see you play a hands-on role in tasks, as well as taking a higher level review position for others. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of UK monthly management reporting, including commentary and insight
  • Monitoring performance reporting and taking ownership for KPI reporting with budget holders
  • Support budgeting and forecasting responsibilities with key non-financial stakeholders
  • Take a key business partnering role with the UK business and NY Financial Controller
  • Management of a finance assistant and take a key role in their learning and development
  • Ensure UK tax compliance: VAT; employment tax; corporation tax
  • Completion of year-end audit process, including preparation of group accounts


As a strong applicant for this Financial Controller in a sports media business you will:

  • Be an ACA qualified accountant
  • Demonstrate a strong technical background, including ownership of the monthly reporting process
  • Show previous responsibility for KPI reporting, as well as budgeting and forecasting in a business partnering capacity
  • Possess a commercial mind-set with an ability to identify the opportunity to add value and support decision making
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build relationships at all levels
  • An interest in sports and/or media is highly advantageous

Job Offer

The offer to the successful candidate will be between £55,000-£65,000 depending on experience + benefits.