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Production Finance Analyst

Posted 4 January by Sauce Recruitment Ltd Ended

A newly created role within a highly creative agency that works across a number of different genres including VFX, Content Production, Branding, Digital and Gaming.

Due to the company winning a huge contract there is a requirement for an Analyst to join their talented team to manage the finances of their long term projects.

This young and vibrant company requires a like minded individual who wants to work within a fast paced business supporting the Producers with financial advice whilst also assisting the finance to produce management accounts. The role will have both UK & International reporting requirements. Managing the finances of projects is essential.

You will need to be a strong communication with excellent interpersonal skills and be able to influence and educate a creative team. Ideally you will have gained your accounting experience within a creative or media business and either have recently qualified or studying towards a professional qualification but have extensive experience.

The Role:

  • Review and query budgets, assessing each item for reasonableness and identifying costs omitted.
  • Work with the management team to assess the suitability of projects.
  • Review and Analyse financial reports submitted, investigate any discrepancies.
  • Work with production staff to find unidentified variances against the budget.
  • Provide commentary on project financial statuses.
  • Ensure timely collection of receipts and allocation to the appropriate budget line.
  • Ensure that project expenditures are compliant with local legislation.
  • Preparation and posting of correcting journals.
  • Cash flow forecasts.
  • Set up spreadsheets with appropriate formulae and error checks.
  • Support the finance team in the month end and year end routine.
  • Work with the finance team and producers to set up accounts processes.
  • Bank and other Balance Sheet items reconciliation.

The Person:

  • Ideally Finalist or Fully qualified accountant with experience ideally gained within a Creative/Media environment;
  • Highly analytical with strong excel skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to challenge and influence others;
  • Proactive, self-motivated, adaptable and approachable;
  • Experience of managing the finances for multiple projects and supporting the delivery team;
  • Multi-currency/Interpersonal experience would be highly beneficial;
  • The desire to progress and work within a fast paced, dynamic and creative environment;
  • Strong attention to detail, deadline orientated and enjoys adding value.

Reference: 34132736

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