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Commercial Financial Controller

Salary £60-70,000 – London

Our client is an exceptional media group. The company works internationally for premium clients across a number of sectors to develop clear, modern and relevant communication strategy.

As Commercial Financial Controller for the Agency you will oversee the complete, global Agency business. You will own financial planning and reporting, make full use of their accounting and job costing system (Paprika), improve their understanding of project profitability and cash improvement projects. You will work closely with the Managing Director, the Leadership team and the broader finance team. This role is reporting into the CFO/COO

 Key Responsibilities

The role will have broad responsibilities and partner with various teams and stakeholders to help drive continuous improvement in financial and operational performance of their business. Specifically: 

  • Be the Finance Partner for the business globally and drive financial performance across the entire P&L.
  • Own the financial planning, tracking actual results and steering and offering commercial advice to the business on a monthly basis
  • Provide full financial analysis and support to the wider team, covering job reporting, job budget reviews, pricing, time analysis and forecasting
  • Identify issues and establish processes to improve operational excellence as well as business performance, implementing change in conjunction with partnering teams
  • Deal with a broad scope of tasks (e.g. business case modelling, lead strategic projects, ad-hoc analyses of business drivers), and establish strong relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Impact and influence at a senior level to ensure strong financial controls are maintained and create value to the business
  • Decision making support via analysis of underlying data to help negotiating of commercial terms of contractual / vendor relationships

 Commercial Financial Controller Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
  • Qualified CIMA/ACA/ACCA or MBA
  • Enjoy working in cross-functional teams
  • Strong communication  skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, a passion for metrics and figures, and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture
  • Strong skills in accessing and using analytical tools and modelling
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills including written and oral communication skills
  • Relevant previous experience in Media, Creative Agencies, Start-ups, and especially systems development is a plus
  • Experience working with data mining and reporting tools advantageous
  • Ideally knowledge of Paprika or a similar Project Management Package


Due to the high level of applications being received if you do not hear from us within 5 working days please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion, usually due to other candidates having more relevant sector exposure, qualifications or required skills. We thank you for your interest.

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