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Finance Director Qualfied – Design Agency – London

Our Client is an Independent Design Agency working with a fantastic roster of clients. Recently founded they are well acclaimed and are growing rapidly with offices in London, USA and Germany

Due to growth there is now the opportunity for a Commercial/ Finance Director

Salary Competitive c£90-110K

This role will work very closely with the MD covering Finance / Strategic/ Commercial/ Legal as well as support in the areas of HR and Operations.

There will be a high element of Business Partnering in the role.

The role itself will unfold over time, so you will need to be commercially minded and proactive in approach.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the Finance function of the business in all locations. There is resource in all locations be it legal/ financial/ adhoc support
  • Consolidated management and statutory accounts
  • Prepare and manage company budgets
  • Oversee company cash flow and forecasting
  • Line manage and develop the Finance team providing guidance and support as required
  • Oversee the tax affairs of the company; corporation , VAT, PAYE ensuring full compliance
  • Work with the Client services team on revenue forecasting and targets, guiding on project profitability ,KPI measures & rate cards
  • Work with Lawyers and professional advisors on senior management incentives, any company restructuring, such things as reviewing R&D claims.
  • Work with any new territories / office set ups transfer pricing
  • Oversee processes and systems to make sure they capture accurately any client costs that need onward charging
  • Analyse and review Profit & Loss account and balance sheet making sure you understand all balances and act on any anomalies.
  • Provide useful and timely financial information enabling management to make informed business decisions
  • Manage company procurement activities
  • Provide guidance on foreign currency budgeting and payment scheduling
  • Input into business strategy – growth and profitability targets
  • Ensure company compliance with all financial and business legislation; Implement and continuously review robust financial processes and controls to ensure smooth turnaround of month end figures
  • Ad hoc related duties as required.

Key Requirements:

  • Qualified accountant ACCA, CIMA, ACA with a strong understanding of working within the Design sector or another Marketing communications agency field
  • Detailed and up-to-date understanding of financial legislation and best practice
  • Demonstrate positive collaborative relationships with senior stake holders and the rest of  the agency
  • Contract negotiation experience
  • Excellent business acumen and experience as a senior management advisor
  • Strong experience with financial software & managing in a project time costing environment
  • Good experience of establishing and managing financial processes within a growing SME Business
  • In depth understanding of marketing communications industry, preferably the Design Sector
  • You will be a self-starter, with a pro-active approach that gets things done
  • Excellent organisation and time-management skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Great communication skills


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