Financial Controller

Your new company - The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is here to help make Britain the world's most creative, connected and exciting place to live, visit and do business. DCMS works to make sure the communications, creative, media, cultural, tourism, sport and leisure economies have the framework to grow and have real impact on people's lives. We create the conditions for growth by removing barriers, providing strategic direction and supporting innovation and creativity. We want everyone to be able to enjoy our national culture, play sport and have access to effective communications.

Your new role - This role is in the central Financial Accounting and Control Team (FACT). In addition to being considered as the Department's financial accounting 'Centre of Excellence', the team leads in the production of the consolidated accounts for the DCMS Group. This is an exciting role as DCMS is undergoing a period of change, its Core Finance team (of which FACT is an integral part), is relatively small and therefore provides opportunities not always found in larger departments. Finance is high on the agenda and the recent successful move to a new shared service provider, has resulted in the opportunity for development of the core underpinning processes and procedures, opportunities for the team and individuals to develop new skills, the chance to be a key player in a number of important changes (including the move to P2P), to drive through the implementation and the opportunity to influence the direction and shape of the Department for the future. This role supports the Head of Financial Accounting & Control providing technical advice and constructive challenge to the wider team and across finance, has direct line management responsibilities for three accountants.

What you'll need to succeed - you will be a qualified accountant with at least 3 years' experience in a busy finance team. You will have a strong understanding of complex accounting systems and have experience in the development and delivery of process improvements. This role will suit someone with the ability to prioritise and influence people. Strong excel and systems skills are essential.

What you'll get in return - you will be working in a busy finance team with exposure to some of the most interesting organisations in the UK. The size of the departments means your role will be varied and evolving. You will benefit from an excellent work life balance and generous salary and pension scheme.

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