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Financial Accountant

Posted 23 February by WilsonHCG-EMEA Easy Apply Ended

Launched in 2008 with a mission to revolutionise advertising by solving the greatest issue affecting the industry "Ad Skipping". Our client’s patented technology allows brand imagery such as product and signage, to be seamlessly integrated into any digital video stream or file. In doing so it has created a new standard in advertising where brand integration is an affordable, scalable ad unit running in multiple pieces of content. The resulting native in video ads (NIVA) are seamless, authentic, and work across all three screens. In 2013, our client’s chief scientist won an Academy Award for the imaging technology.

Our client closed $15 million in financing as of January 2016, led by British venture capital group IP Group Plc, alongside Parkwalk Funds, with a minority investment from Unilever Ventures, the venture capital and private equity arm of Unilever.

Our client is rapidly commercialising its award-winning technology platform, and has deals with major content producers and has worked with top video platforms and broadcasters in the worlds largest advertising markets by spend.

The business turned over $1m in 2015, which is set to increase significantly over the coming years with projected sales approaching a run rate of $100m by 2020. Our client’s ownership structure includes management and employees, IP Group Plc (who hold a 40% stake) and a number of institutional investors. The business is headquartered in central London, and has offices in New York, Mumbai, and Shanghai, with additional staff located in Seoul and Singapore.

Purpose of Role:

Main Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for monthly management reporting with significant input into the statutory accounts preparation and audit process.
You will be required to actively manage the UK audit, assist in the preparation of consolidated accounts together with statutory accounts for the UK and international subsidiaries. You will provide guidance during the accounts preparation process, and oversee the preparation of year adjustments for international offices. As part of a small global finance team you will need to be flexible and able to get involved with a wide variety of tasks as required.

Prepare the group consolidation of results and position each month for management including full income statement, balance sheet, cash flow and other supporting schedules.
To assist in reviewing the content of monthly management accounts to ensure they accurately reflect the actual group results, position and statutory cash flow
On a half-yearly basis, help produce all associated documentary requirements ie. the interim and full year external plc published accounts
To produce accurate UK statutory accounts for all entities as required including liaison with auditors and ensuring that timescales are adhered to
To liaise with the Financial Controller and Financial Assistants to ensure all month end deadlines are adhered to, in accordance with group reporting instructions
To support the group finance team to ensure compliance with UK corporation tax requirements

Person Specification:


The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or equivalent) with post qualification experience. Preferably with some gained in a commercial environment

Skills, Knowledge and Attributes needed for the role:

The ideal candidate should have a financial and accounting background to include previous IFRS Reporting, consolidation and systems experience, knowledge of UK Vat guidelines, working knowledge of half year and year-end audit management and managing a multi-currency general ledger. Experience with Xero would particularly welcome. The jobholder will be an excellent communicator, a team player with outstanding collaboration skills with internal customers, an organised individual able to keep track of numerous tasks and deadlines

Reference: 34542511

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