Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Location: Unknown
Start Date: April
Contact Name: Will Foster
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 04, 2020 16:44

Job Description

The Company:

My Client is a Global Brand Performance Agency managing over $1BN in media annually, with 1,000 employees across 25 offices in 15 countries around the World. They have 3 main hub offices being London, New York and Hong Kong to coordinate and manage our 3 core territories EMEA, US and APAC.

The role:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a bright and ambitious Financial Controller to join a fast-growing digital marketing company that possess a portfolio of innovative, high profile brands.

Month End Reporting:

  • Monthly consolidation of the Forward3D Group of companies - which includes several overseas subsidiaries and branches
  • Standalone UK GAAP (FRS102) consolidation and a submission into the US for Global reporting - Some knowledge of US GAAP would be helpful but not essential
  • Review expenses and calculate accruals to help produce monthly management accounts
  • Assisting with finance system development and ongoing reviews to find efficiencies within current way of working
  • Liaising with staff and 3rd party accountants located overseas for all financial information required for month end close and consolidation
  • Business partnering alongside heads of departments to ensure accurate monthly actuals reviews

Monthly/Quarterly Tasks:

  • Reporting into Stagwell Media parent company including providing adequate commentary and insight using parent company accounting system - Intacct
  • Ensuring intra and inter company reconciliations are held on a monthly basis
  • Opportunity to create business packs for department heads and regional heads - providing financial analysis, comments and suggestions
  • Ensuring a code of best practice with regards to accounting treatment
  • Working alongside other members of the team to review foreign companies compliance and give recommendations to Global FC & CFO
  • Review PAYE & other payroll reconciliations
  • Review and submit VAT and corporation tax returns
  • Ensure all foreign compliance is adhered to alongside external bookkeepers
  • Review PSA & P11D calculations and workings

Ad-hoc tasks:

  • Lead production of 4 UK statutory accounts and 1 consolidation in a timely fashion
  • Liaise with other companies in the group and foreign external accountants on global financial compliance, ensuring all local compliance is upheld
  • Checking & approving the supplier payments and expenses prepared by accounts payable
  • Ensure global transfer pricing policies are adhered to and documented
  • Improve monthly balance sheet reconciliations for media spend and create ongoing improvements to how monthly revenue recognition and cost of sales reconciliations are produced
  • Work closely with AR & AP teams to continually improve processes

Skill Requirements:

  • Finalist Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
  • Ideally have experience working in a client service industry, preferably media / digital

· Sage 200 and or Sage Intacct experience preferred.

  • Advanced excel is preferred - intermediate knowledge essential. Must be able to handle large volumes of data from accounts system and interpret this data in excel
  • Experience of working with overseas offices preferred
  • Team player able to understand the bigger picture but also prepared to get into the detail to get the job done
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to present data in easily understood format

If this would be of interest please apply!

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