Finance Director

Recruiter
Redhat
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Growing, award winning Advertising Agency are looking for a commercial Finance Director to head up their London finance team and partner with the Management team.

The role:

  • Maintain and control compensation budget; including salary and related, freelance, staff allocation and utilisation including working with Managing Directors and Human Resources for new hires and terminations.
  • Create and maintain financial models for budgeting, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Manage the revenue reporting and recognition process.
  • Assist in monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close for financial reporting.
  • Position requires oversight as well as hands-on preparation of analyses and forecast scenarios.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all employees, clients, and vendors.
  • Partner with and lead financial meetings with Managing Partners.
  • Manage comp committee - approval of open positions with full knowledge of sows, utilization, revenue, including approval of freelancers and impact on profitability.
  • Prepare and maintain regular financial planning reports; Monthly profit and loss forecast by department actual vs. budget).
  • Active involvement with leadership team to prepare and review client profitability and provide recommendations and strategies on how to improve the margin throughout the year.
  • Develop and execute analysis of various business initiatives (e.g., opening new operations, asset acquisition, new service launches).
  • Client contract and rate negotiation on local clients
  • Work closely with Procurement Account team and CFO on contract negotiation.
  • Hire, train, and manage finance team members. Lead by example, can create and foster a high functioning, collaborative finance team.

The person:

  • 7-10+ years of related industry experience
  • ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualification required
  • Proven experience in managing people and in working cross functionally across an organization.
  • The ability to collaborate with executive team members, clients and other business stakeholders to ensure the integrity of company standards and operations.
  • Strong client-service orientation.

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