Financial Controller

Recruiter
Talentedge
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Sep 2019
Closes
19 Sep 2019
Ref
1253553141
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity for a driven Financial Controller join a leading London creative agency, forming part of a reputable global group. Situated in modern offices in the Chelsea area, this role is perfect for someone living in the South West regions of London, and is easily accessible via transport. The role will operate as a standalone finance position within the agency but will be an integral part of the wider UK finance team, operating across all divisions of the company.

Reporting directly into the CFO and partnering closely with the agency Managing Director, your key responsibilities will include:
  • Reviewing business unit performance and providing recommendations for improvement for both day-today and big picture decisions
  • Contributing to the budgeting and forecasting process for the business
  • Managing relationships with key personnel in the wider group network
  • Reviewing client KPIs including profitability analysis, staff utilisation and fee reconciliations
  • Management of WIP, undertaking regular meetings with the account managers to gain accurate understanding of project status and profitability
  • Completing month end closing responsibilities, including balance sheet reconciliations with supporting information, detailed cut off analysis and various reporting requirements
  • Assisting with the monthly management reporting, ensuring accurate and timely submission of the financial reporting requirements and commercial analysis
  • Assisting with annual audit

Ideal candidate:
  • Experience in a media and/or marketing agency either directly or as an audit client is advantageous
  • Ideally fully qualified or finalist ACA, CIMA, ACCA (or equivalent)
  • Exposure to revenue reporting highly advantageous, including client profitability and utilisation
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong Excel skills

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