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Interim of Head of Commercial Finance

Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
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Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Contact Name: Harper May
Job Published: June 22 2018

Job Description

Harper May is currently working with a high growth Media Agency based in the heart of London. My client is currently seeking an Interim Head of Commercial Finance to lead their team. This trail-blazing organisation has won substantial praise for their innovative campaigns and refreshing outlook. Last year, the company received a substantial private equity investment and is set for exponential growth over the next couple of years. The successful candidate will be highly strategic and immediately available.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build strong relationships with senior executives
  • Develop a robust, iterative financial planning and forecasting model.
  • Lead, manage, and deliver the monthly/rolling forecast, annual budget, and 5 strategic planning process, including developing and updating the financial planning model, identification of KPIs and key business drivers, risks and upsides.
  • Continually improve the entire financial planning process and financial model in terms of accuracy and efficiency as well as relevancy of insights to senior management team.
  • Prepare strategic and financial well-written, documented, and concise power-point presentations for senior management, board, investors, and prospective investors, including presentations on business performance, KPIs, strategic investments, recommendations, etc.
  • Support key business decision-making and strategic initiatives through ad hoc analyses and the building meaningful financial models.
  • Develop and manage detailed financial analyses and deal approval presentations for new business launches, acquisitions or divestitures. Closely cooperate with executives during negotiations.
  • Perform financial due diligence into potential acquisition targets, including detailed review of financial statements and risk analysis
  • Work with internal personnel and external legal and financial advisors in structuring transactions such as corporate investments, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and financing in the film and digital media industry.
  • Cross-Train with the Head of Financial Accounting and Reporting

Key Requirements

  • Business School trained/MBA strongly preferred (B.A./B.S. required).
  • Typically 5+ years business experience in consulting, investment banking, corporate/business development, or strong, analytical FP&A.
  • Media and entertainment industry (preferred film, television and/or digital media) and a strong understanding of digital media business models
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills
  • Strong financial modelling skills, with demonstrated ability to create iterative planning and investment/assessment financial models that can adapt and flex to key meaningful what/if questions that are asked.