Head of Finance

Posted 6 April by Sauce Recruitment Ltd Easy Apply

A great opportunity has arisen to join a rapidly growing and highly successful TV Company.

Due to a recent investment and a transition from the creative side to also produce the programmes the decision has been made by the Senior Management Team to hire a Head of Finance to join their team. Working closely with the COO you will be their right-hand person and play a key part in driving the business forward.

Working alongside the senior management team, this position will be responsible for growing a team in line with the growth of the company, managing high pressure periods including month end, year end and annual budgeting and providing meaningful analysis to support the business as required.

To be a suitable candidate it is imperative that you have gained extensive experience within a television production company and have a thorough working knowledge of scripted/drama programming. You will also be a fully qualified accountant with numerous years PQE and have held a senior management position within a growing SME.

The Role:

  • Full responsibility for preparing the company finances whilst overseeing the production accounts;
  • Prepare investor and stakeholder reports;
  • Work with department heads to grow the business, formulating strategies and business plans;
  • Manage the corporation tax and UK/International Tax credits
  • Work with the board regarding Finance and Accounting strategies, to optimise the company’s financial performance and strategic position;
  • Manage the banking relationships and funding requirements;
  • Manage strong relationships with all external parties, advisors and investors.
  • Take overall responsibility for the company’s accounting function, growing and developing internal processes and procedures.
  • Oversee the work of production accountants working on the company’s projects, highlighting any anomalies or efficiency improvements.
  • Lead and manage the budgeting process and contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.

The Person:

  • Fully qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA or equivalent);
  • Experience gained within a TV Production or Film company, ideally within the scripted/drama genre;
  • Strong technical accounting skills who is highly entrepreneurial and commercially astute;
  • Able to demonstrate insightful and influential leadership skills with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Experience of working in an SME where you have been a Head of Finance or Financial Controller, having implemented systems, processes and procedures.
  • Experience of managing others and growing a team from scratch
  • Strong foreign currency exposure
  • Exceptional communication skills at all levels.
  • Having strong IT skills, always being ahead of new technologies.
  • Having the ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making.
  • Displaying a high level of integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.

Highly energetic and motivated and possessing an enquiring mind.

Required skills

  • Finance Director
  • Finance Manager
  • Media
  • Qualified Accountant
  • Head of Finance,

Reference: 34846675

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