Head of Finance, High growth independent TV production company

London (Central)
c. £100k, bonus, benefits
14 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019
NB 10180
Accounting, Analyst, Finance
Contract Type

Wonderful opportunity to run the finances of an award-winning independent film and TV production company based in Central London.

Reporting to the COO, the Head of Finance will oversee the day to day management of the finance team, overseeing the Senior Management Accountant. Management Accountant and Production Controller, with the main areas of responsibility being:

  • Oversee the day to day management of the finance department for the Group.
  • Interpret complex financial information and provide updates and information as needed.
  • Closely monitor cash flow
  • Update and implement financial policies and procedures corporately and from a production perspective.
  • Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth.
  • Oversee the preparation of all management information.
  • Preparation of US GAAP monthly management accounts pack
  • Oversee and assist with tax preparations
  • Assist with the preparation of the bi-annual budget
  • Oversee and work closely with the Production Financial Controller the accurate reporting of the weekly cost reports for all funded/unfunded developments through to pre-production. 
  • Main point of contact for all production accounting issues from a corporate perspective. 
  • Oversee the preparation of the year end accounting, liaising directly with the auditors
  • Ad-hoc requirements as required by the COO.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Qualified accountant; ACA, CPA, ACCA or CIMA 
  • Financial management experience within the Film or Television sector is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills, technically strong, dynamic, insightful, with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational level
  • Able to build relationships with colleagues at all levels, in all departments of the business
  • Some exposure to US Accounting would be helpful
  • Strong IT Skills, particularly Excel, and knowledge of Sage/SAP a real advantage

This is a really exciting opportunity for a dynamic, creative individual to be part of one of the most exciting, high growth production companies in the UK, with a fabulous, knowledgeable mentor in the COO to help take your career to the next level.

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