Financial Controller/Head of Finance - Creative Consultancy - Immediate Start

Location
The City, Central London
Salary
£55,000 per annum
Posted
10 May 2019
Closes
30 May 2019
Ref
1140822673
Our Client is one of the UK’s leading, independently-owned creative consultancies.

As the Financial Controller/Head Of Finance you will report into the CFO and have responsibility for the finance function across the offices including period reporting, budgeting, forecasting and other ad hoc responsibilities.

To succeed, you will demonstrate an ability to hit the ground running and work confidently with non-financial budget holders from day one. It is essential you have a professional accounting qualification and proven experience as a Management Accountant or Financial Controller with advanced Excel skills.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Take full responsibility for the finance team
  • Ensure financial and operational processes align effectively and provide strong control
  • Delivering accurate and timely reporting
  • Completing all period end journals and reports to produce the Management Accounts
  • Preparing balance sheet reconciliations each period
  • Aid the annual budgeting process
  • Provide financial support by producing appropriate management information
  • Ensuring compliance with all statutory matters
  • Completion of monthly management accounts, department P&Ls, balance sheet reports, cashflow & assistance with Board pack
  • Involvement in re-forecast meetings and updating management accounts as necessary
  • Preparation of year end schedules for auditors as necessary
  • Liaising with auditors
  • Ensure completion of payroll year end returns, monthly payroll
  • Ensure completion of P11Ds
  • Ensure preparation and submission of monthly payroll contributions, posting onto nominal ledger
  • Preparing and submitting quarterly VAT
  • Other ad-hoc project work on an ongoing basis

Key Attributes required:
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualification
  • Media/ communications agency background
  • Knowledge of Paprika accounting software
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • First class communication and business partnering skills
  • Advanced IT literacy including spreadsheet skills
  • Available immediately

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