Finance Controller

London (Greater)
Competetive Salary and benefits
09 Jan 2018
08 Feb 2018
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Finance Controller

Excellent salary and benefits package

Fleet Street, London

Operating as the number two to our Group Finance Director, this key Finance Controller role will suit a hands-on accountant, qualified to ACCA/CIMA/ACA and with extensive experience in a similar management accounts role. We’re ideally seeking a technically strong individual with previous experience of supervising a management accounts team, preferably within an owner managed business.

About us:
With leading brands in several sectors including direct marketing, publishing and digital marketing, Mediaforce is a growing SME with current revenues of over £140m and a successful track record in advertising and marketing spanning more than 30 years.  

About the role:
 As Finance Controller, you’ll manage a team of 15 staff working across management accounts, accounts payable and credit control and will have clear oversight of the production of monthly management accounts and group consolidation of over 20 companies.  You’ll manage day to day relationships with the Bank, Auditors and software providers and will oversee all banking facilities, including managing cash flow forecasting with the FD. Key elements of the role will include:

  • Maintaining KPI data required by bank for banking facilities
  • Working with the FD to overhaul the Monthly KPI pack as required
  • Liaising with auditors around statutory audit and managing your team through the year end process
  • Oversee Credit Control to give better visibility of outstanding debts and credit performance of new partners
  • Manage the payroll processes in the smaller business entities
  • Oversight and payment of all Tax, Corporation Tax, VAT returns and Payroll taxes
  • Preparation of all statutory accounts and filing to deadline.

You will be responsible for the day to day supervision of the finance department, ensuring the smooth running of payments and cash recovery and maintaining appropriate review and controls around bank and balance sheet reconciliations and bad debts. You’ll also provide ad hoc analysis on behalf of the FD, MD and functional heads, including contributing to the management of the annual budgeting process.

About you:
We’re ideally seeking a candidate with previous experience of CODA accounting software as the role will be responsible for implementing the upgrade of the accounting software to the latest version. The business utilises several different booking systems, and it is therefore essential that you can demonstrate good system skills and are comfortable working with IT to improve data flows from the various booking systems to aid reporting. Experience of DIGITA or similar stat accounts software is desirable.

To succeed you’ll need to be qualified to ACCA/CIMA/ACA with extensive experience in a similar management accounts role. Whether you are already a Financial Controller or a strong Head of Management Accounts looking for the next step up this may be the perfect opportunity for you. Sector agnostic, our ideal candidate would thrive in a complex business operating in different markets and growing in new areas. You must be adept at building relationships across the business and enjoy training your team. FRS 102 experience is desirable but not essential.


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