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Finance Manager

New Avenues
West London, London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified Accountant looking for an exciting and commercially focused role? Do you have experience gained within Media, Live Entertainment, or a creative environment?

This is a fabulous opportunity within a leading independent Entertainment Group with interests in both the UK & US. This highly successful business has a great reputation and is known as an employer of choice.

Immersed within the business, and managing a small team, this position will take the lead in managing the day-to-day finances of the live tours division is a great blend of commercial business partnering whilst overseeing the month end duties.

To be a suitable candidate it is also essential that you are fully qualified and have team leadership experience with an approachable, self-motivated and friendly personality. You will possess excellent interpersonal skills, have a natural gravitas, and enjoy working in a dynamic environment.

This is a great opportunity and an interesting role. People stepping up from a Management Accountant or Finance Analyst role will also be considered (as long as you are fully qualified!)

If you have previous relevant experience gained within a Media or Entertainment and are looking for a varied and interesting role within a fast-paced business this could be the role for you!

Responsibilities of the role include:

Manage, train and develop a small team

Support the divisional management through the provision of tour budgets, client & production/project forecasts; being a key contact and continually monitoring

Support financial reporting and modelling for tours, events and other projects

Track and monitor marketing and promotional spend alongside ticket sales for each event

Oversee the tour settlement process and produce tour reports, analysing cost vs revenue

Prepare monthly management accounts and balance sheet reconciliations

Monitor & reconcile cashflow, ensuring appropriate action is in place for debtors and creditors

Business Partner the PR & Marketing teams, analyse actuals

Manage the annual budgeting, quarterly and reforecasting

Analyse ticket trends, touring cycle, highlighting risk & opportunities

Support the annual audit process

Quarterly VAT Returns

The ideal candidate:

Fully qualified accountant essential (ACA/CIMA/ACCA or similar)

Proven commercial finance/business partnering experience

Experience ideally gained within a Media, Entertainment, Music or similar environment

Previous team leadership experience

Highly motivated, can-do attitude, results driven

Advanced Excel skills

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to easily foster great working relationships

Organised, attention to detail, deadline orientated

Logical, intuitive, great initiative and able to drive/adapt to an ever changing environment

Please note only suitable applicants will be contacted regarding this position.

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