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Financial Controller

ES Broadcast
Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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Full Time

ES Media Group is a group of businesses including i) ES Broadcast and ES Broadcast Hire, are leading providers of equipment sales, equipment rental and systems integration services to the professional broadcast industry, as well as live events, e sports, corporate and government sectors, ii) Film Store Rental is a cine equipment rental business, and iii) Memnon, a library migration and content services business.


This role is key to ensuring of the smooth running of the Finance Department, consisting of 4 in the UK, with 1 direct report. The role will also consist of managing overseas finance teams, in the US and Belgium and outsourced finance provision in Spain, France and New Zealand.

This role is focused on successfully establishing and maintaining financial controls and processes with a customer focused approach combined with strong

interpersonal skills to successfully communicate to a broad range of stakeholders across the wider organisation. Working across the Group and at all levels, this role requires an understanding of the businesses and their financials, including P&L’s, Balance Sheets and cashflows.

Critical to success in this role is partnering with business managers and directors across the group to support them at month end and during the month.


Essential duties and responsibilities include but not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned from time to time of which you will be advised accordingly.


  • Provide support to the CFO
  • Day to day running of the accounts department, including:
  • Maintain effective control over processes
  • The provision of effective training and development of staff in the department
  • The management of cash flows and the maintaining of banking relationships at an operational level
  • Management of accounts team
  • To ensure the department maintains the expected high levels of performance regarding timekeeping/absence and to lead by example.
  • Provision of timely, useful and accurate management information in order to successfully achieve group goals. This includes monthly management accounts and also forecasts.
  • To work with Finance Manager to review and rework Board Pack with full financials, commentary and analysis
  • Manage a process of consolidating results from UK and overseas companies
  • Manage annual year end audit
  • Build relationships with overseas counterparts to ensure there is the effective provision of management information, including monthly accounts, variance analysis, executive summaries and cashflow and revenue forecasts. Ensure that this information is received in a timely fashion and in a format allowing easy consolidation into the group accounts
  • Review and re engineer processes in order to achieve efficiencies and improve effectiveness of controls
  • Understand a newly implemented accounting system, FinancialForce
  • Responsibility for budgets, audits and statutory accounts
  • Responsible for meeting compliance requirements, including VAT and CT
  • Responsible for completion of Payroll, back-up to Finance Manager who prepares payroll for UK and US companies
  • Management of credit control function
  • Set-up and management of asset data base including monthly reconciliation
  • Support the CFO in the raising of asset finance
  • Back up other members of the accounts team
  • Other ad-hoc responsibilities as required by the business


  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with 3 years post qualification experience
  • FinancialForce experience would be useful but not necessary
  • Experience of managing a Finance team in a fast paced complex environment
  • Track record in providing leadership in collaborative roles and building strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders at a senior level
  • Demonstrates maturity, professionalism and an alignment with the businesses growth aspirations
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving capabilities e.g., track record in addressing strategic, tactical and operational issues through a pragmatic and commercially sound approach.
  • To be analytical, data literate with the ability to identify and evaluate trends and opportunities, leverage performance data and inform rapid and accurate decision making
  • Well-developed organisation skills and to be proactive, with a proven ability to prioritise workload in a fast-moving environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of people and organisations to build trust at all levels.
  • Cultural fit & alignment with business values and aspirations

  • Flexible working requirements including being available for late evening meetings including calls with New Zealand and US teams
  • To take responsibility for your own health and safety as necessary
  • To comply with the company’s disciplinary and grievance procedure as required
  • To comply with the company’s policies and procedures at all times
  • The post holder will be required to undertake such other duties as may be required within the grade and competence of the post. Therefore, the list of duties in this job description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive
  • Duties are set out in this job description but please note that, in consultation with the post holder, the company reserves the right to update the job description from time to time to reflect changes in or to the role. Significant permanent changes in duties and responsibilities will require agreed revisions to be made to this job description

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