Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West End, London
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum
Reference: 615_1653667216
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 27, 2022 17:00

Job Description

Financial Controller - Media Company

A world-renowned advertising company based in Central London is looking for a talented Financial Controller to join their expert team. The company has a rich history and has worked with some of the nation's most iconic brands. The ideal candidate will be fully qualified and have previous advertising experience.

Key Financial Controller Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of month end reporting (P/L and balance sheet)
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Ensure proper structure and setup of Xero
  • Oversee budgets from production team
  • Report departmental P&L
  • Work with team on managing AR/AP
  • Preparation of quarterly board report data
  • Lead on annual audit with FD support
  • Payroll
  • VAT preparation
  • Lead on revenue recognition and COGS reconciliation
  • Lead on costs controls and update FD and areas for improvement
  • Proactive approach notifying FD when see red flags or concerns
  • Continuous improvement approach with motivation to automate and speed up processes

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A Financial Controller with a proven track record of success, ideally with experience in the media industry or in a growing startup
  • Good understanding of Xero or similar software
  • The ability to work in fast-paced environments and adapt to changing priorities
  • Core Accounting qualifications ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Previous experience working across multiple territories, especially the US
  • Excellent IT skills, specifically advanced Excel & systems knowledge.
  • Up to date finance and tax knowledge
  • Outstanding communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Experience with collaborating closely with key decision makers

Lastly, if you are looking for a Financial Controller role within Media this is a fantastic role for you.