• Head of Finance

    Location: London Salary: Up to £75,000 Position: Permanent

    Astute Financial Recruitment is partnering with an exciting digital marketing agency in central London seeking to hire a new Head of Finance to take the reins of the finance function.

     

    ***To be successful in this role, it’s essential you have experience of the marketing / advertising / creative / digital / media industry***

     

    An award-winning agency, our client works with well-known brands and household names, creating exciting digital campaigns that connect people with their brand.

     

    As Head of Finance, you will wear a number of hats. In addition to being responsible for a small finance team, you’ll be a sound business partner to the Directors, manage the relationship with the New Business Manager from a commercial perspective and have an open mind to get involved with some general office and HR duties.

     

    What you’ll be doing:

     

    • Manage the Financial Accountant and New Business Manager
    • Ensuring the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts
    • Providing P&L and cashflow annual budgeting and monthly forecast with variance analysis
    • Working closely with the board, acting as a key business partner providing modelling, analysis and advice as required
    • Ensure strong process are in place to monitor P&L performance for example carriage analysis and checking, detailed margin analysis
    • Developing and maintaining a system of controls over accounting transactions
    • Highlight and drive cost improvements and ensure all process are in place to drive cost control
    • Manage the relationship with the external auditors
    • Get involved with some HR work, contract negotiation and general office duties

     

    What you’ll look like:

     

    • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
    • Experience gained in media, PR, advertising, digital, creative, technology (or similar) industries
    • Be able to lead and manage a finance team
    • Good systems experience and experience of developing reporting and improving processes
    • Have a flexible approach / attitude with a willingness to get involves in some non-finance work

     

    What you’ll get:

     

    • Up to £75,000
    • Equity options
    • Private Healthcare
    • 29 days annual leave PLUS Bank Holidays
    • Generous benefits package

    If you think you have what it takes, please apply with your CV.

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