Finance Controller - Fixed Term Contract

  • Location

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Contact:

    James Harold

  • Contact email:

    james.harold@altumconsulting.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JH12

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-02-26

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

​Job title: Finance Controller

Job type: Fixed Term Contract

Location: Home based, London offices

Reports to: Finance Director

Company description

Our client are a global media business and an industry leader in their field. Offering cutting edge technology and expertise, they have continued to grow both organically and through acquisition. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Finance Controller.

Purpose and scope of the role

A qualified chartered accountant with strong financial reporting experience, good interpersonal skills and a proactive mindset to own the month end and year end processes for a number of innovative, varied businesses within our UK portfolio.

•Lead and manage all aspects of financial accounting and financial controls.

•Support a capable team of three qualified accountants

•Take part in various ad-hoc finance projects including driving standardisation and carving out the company-wide finance strategy

Main duties and responsibilities

•Own the month end process across the UK portfolio

•Review balance sheet reconciliations by the team and worked with the outsourced transactional team

•Assist the FD in consolidating results

•Help support audit and manage financial reporting deadlines

•Work with the commercial teams of the business units to help drive best practice and contribute to great working relationships between finance and the businesses

•Support the FD in developing the recently implemented Finance systems

•Help set up and review financial processes for new high-growth businesses within the portfolio

Candidate profile:

• Qualified Chartered Accountant – ACA/CIMA/ACCA

•Minimum 5 years post-qualified experience in industry

• Thorough knowledge of financial reporting and controllership

•Experience establishing new processes and procedures and working with different finance systems. Paprika is a bonus.

•Able to manage tight deadlines

•Calm, solution-driven manner

•Ability to work in a team and also independently

•Comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment

•Honesty, integrity, reliability

•Excellent accounting software user and administration skills