Finance Director

90000.00 - 100000.00 GBP Annual
18 Apr 2019
16 May 2019
Job role
Finance director
Contract type
Full time

Growing, award winning Advertising Agency are looking for a commercial Finance Director to head up their London finance team and partner with the Management team.

The role:

  • Maintain and control compensation budget; including salary and related, freelance, staff allocation and utilisation including working with Managing Directors and Human Resources for new hires and terminations.
  • Create and maintain financial models for budgeting, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Manage the revenue reporting and recognition process.
  • Assist in monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close for financial reporting.
  • Position requires oversight as well as hands–on preparation of analyses and forecast scenarios.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all employees, clients, and vendors.
  • Partner with and lead financial meetings with Managing Partners.
  • Manage comp committee – approval of open positions with full knowledge of sows, utilization, revenue, including approval of freelancers and impact on profitability.
  • Prepare and maintain regular financial planning reports; Monthly profit and loss forecast by department actual vs. budget).
  • Active involvement with leadership team to prepare and review client profitability and provide recommendations and strategies on how to improve the margin throughout the year.
  • Develop and execute analysis of various business initiatives (e.g., opening new operations, asset acquisition, new service launches).
  • Client contract and rate negotiation on local clients
  • Work closely with Procurement Account team and CFO on contract negotiation.
  • Hire, train, and manage finance team members. Lead by example, can create and foster a high functioning, collaborative finance team.

The person:

  • 7–10+ years of related industry experience
  • ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualification required
  • Proven experience in managing people and in working cross functionally across an organization.
  • The ability to collaborate with executive team members, clients and other business stakeholders to ensure the integrity of company standards and operations.
  • Strong client–service orientation.

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