Head of Finance

Posted 6 March by Talentedge

Head of Finance-SME

·TV & Digital Production
·£60-65,000 + competitive bonus & benefits
·Hands-on, top to bottom, operational focused role

This multiple-award winning UK owned independent production group boasts an impressive range of content with a global reputation for delivering successful, cutting edge and high quality content. They are also in rapid growth particularly in their digital operations and now require a Head of Finance to manage their financial operations.

Reporting to the MD this is a hands-on and varied role covering all aspects of operational & some commercial finance as well as leading a small team.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts pack, variance analysis and commentary
  • Preparation of annual year-end accounts, stat packs and audit files for the company and related subsidiaries
  • Cash-flow management & analysis and monthly forecasts and re-forecasting as required
  • Preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts and all FP&A related matters
  • Management and development of financial systems
  • Preparation and maintenance of 3 year financial projection including projected monthly profit and loss accounts and monthly cash-flows
  • Financial modelling of new opportunities that become available to the business to assess profit opportunities, risks and contribution to the existing business
  • VAT calculations and filing company returns for any relevant subsidiaries
  • Preparation of intercompany recharges
  • Manage 2 junior finance staff Finance Assistant
  • In conjunction with the Finance Assistant, all other book-keeping duties and general ledger management as required
  • Liaising with external accountants, auditors and other advisers.
  • Coordinating with production accountants, monitoring expenditure against budget.
  • Skills & Experience:
  • Ideally a Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) but QBE's with relevant experience will also be considered
  • Experience of managing a core finance function (management/financial accounting and FP&A ) in an SME environment essential
  • Previous experience in the entertainment sector ideally TV/Film production
  • Hands-on but also business facing and able to take a bigger picture approach
  • Good report writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter and team player
  • Willingness and ability to take on ad-hoc projects
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability and interest in improving processes
Excellent career prospects and exposure across the business.

Reference: 34614102

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