Finance Manager

£55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits and bonus
17 Feb 2017
17 Mar 2017
Renee Raichura
Job Function
Finance Manager
Full Time
Contract Type

Financial Controller - Digital Media business - £55,000 - £65,000

My client is a leading digital media business based in the UK and operates some of the world's largest education resource sharing platforms. They are currently looking for a technically strong Finance Manager to join their finance team at a very exciting time.

The Financial Controller will be responsible for preparing accurate and timely financial accounts, ensuring the integrity of the balance sheet and underlying financial records, and to provide support to the Financial Controller. Key responsibilities;

  • To maintain the underlying accounting records of the group
  • To prepare the monthly consolidation of all group companies
  • To review all balance sheet accounts, ensuring that key variances are investigated and fully explained and that all reconciling items are cleared on a timely basis
  • To provide insightful commentary and meaningful variance analysis to fully explain key balance sheet and cash flow movements
  • To manage all aspects of the quarterly reporting to external bondholders
  • To prepare the statutory accounts for all UK companies and work with external advisors to produce accounts for overseas entities where appropriate
  • To manage the year end process, liaising with the external auditors as appropriate
  • To monitor cash balances across the group on a weekly basis
  • To maintain an accurate cash flow forecast for all trading companies
  • To work with the FP&A team in producing Board documents, management accounts, budgets and forecasts
  • To prepare and maintain an accounting policy document for the group, complying with IFRS
  • To ensure that all companies comply with group accounting policies
  • To keep up to date with accounting developments and assess the impact of proposed changes on the group
  • To document finance processes and key controls and maintain as required
  • To ensure strong financial controls are in place surrounding financial reporting, making improvements where necessary

To apply for this position you will need to be a fully qualified ACA, ACCA (or equivalent) with a strong academic background and a minimum three years relevant experience in a financial accounting role. I will be looking for a good understanding of accounting and an ability to communicate at all levels to negotiate, persuade and influence others across the business. You will be technically strong, with a good understanding of IFRS and minimum requirement of financial control.

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