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Senior Commercial Financial Controller – Film Agency

If you Love Film you might love this role  – SME Brand Activation and Film Distribution Agency

The role is for a Senior Commercial Financial Controller

Part time 2/3 days a week Salary £75-£100k FTE pro rata and depending on experience

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, entrepreneurial & bring dynamic insights to the company.

Qualified / part qualified with a love and understanding of film.

This is a truly exciting opportunity for someone looking to work in a highly entrepreneurial company within the film sector .There at two strings to this business which is currently run out of two companies:

  • Firstly Brand activation around film be it event orientated or sponsorship
  • Secondly – Unique Film watching/ distribution experience.

The role is a newly created role so will be fairly fluid but is to support both the Shareholders and the rest of the business – They are looking for a part time 2/3 days a week Commercial Senior FC – you will need to be commercial in outlook – a self-starter – fab at excel – good at setting up process and systems and simplifying and making more efficient the processes adopted.

You will work with/ manage an external book keeper (supplied by the accountants) – this might get brought in house later down the line, you will be expected to support on other HR, IT, Operations and commercial matters as needed: The main thrust of the role will be producing accurate and robust forecasts budgets, cashflow forecasts plus other day to day improvements of the reporting they currently adopt.

Key responsibilities will include:

Overall Responsibility of the FC/ Commercial Finance

  • Oversee what the external accountants are producing on the day to day accounts
  • Over see and manage Pay Roll, VAT Compliance, Annual financial statements, Corporation tax return
  • Create and maintain financial reporting systems
  • Deliver monthly management and cash flow reports
  • Assist with future forecasting and budgeting.
  • Produce meaningful revenue / partner/ management reports
  • Give confidence in current and future financial position.

The business currently operates out of two entities. These may well get amalgamated But Initially the split is:

Brand agency / film


  • Oversee set campaign budgets and track payments incoming and outgoing
  • Receive, check and log invoices.
  • Select payments for bi-monthly payment runs
  • Point of contact for revenue recognition
  • Pay Salaries, PAYE & Pensions monthly
  • Pay VAT Quarterly
  • Pay Corporation tax annually


  • P&L forecasting
  • Revenue vs delivery resource

Film Business


  • Generate and manage the sending out of Box Office Reports and log onto sales report
  • Manage the generation and sending out of Self-billing invoices and log on sales report
  • Receive and check invoices and log on sales report
  • Select payments for bi-monthly payment runs
  • Point of contact for any finance queries
  • Update sales report weekly with cinema returns ( Excel)
  • Report to comScore weekly
  • Chase for partner cinema returns weekly
  • Manual data input in a monthly sales report listing out all screenings within the month: Tickets sales and Box office minus refunds / Film rights holder revenue / Cinema revenue / Screening host revenue /company revenue
  • Calculate month end reserves: invoices not received from distributors, monies received in advance, VPF fees.
  • Pay Salaries, PAYE & Pensions monthly
  • Pay VAT Quarterly
  • Pay Corporation tax annually


  • Weekly update of box office stats and screenings – BO / ticket sales / website analytics / top films / top screenings
  • Update Top 40 films
  • Update top 40 partner cinemas
  • Monthly update of 2019 stats dashboard: all screenings details / key figures for 2019 (average attendance, box office, occupancy etc) / top 10 films cinemas hosts distributors monthly

Accounting requirements across both entities: currently outsourced

Oversee the monthly bookkeeping (bank reconciliation)

  • VAT compliance
  • Payroll
  • Annual financial statements preparation and filing
  • Corporation tax return

Additional requirements

  • Liaising with Company Professionals – Legal- Bank- Insurance- Accountants
  • Supporting on investor / guardian angel meetings
  • Reviewing and improving Management Reports particularly on the revenue side ( EXCEL)
  • Support on HR ( Contracts, Support and train new Joiners)
  • Support on Contract Negotiations

Skills required:

  • Qualified accountant ( Part qualified with strong technical skills)
  • EXCEL – Intermediate/ advanced
  • Experience of working within film distribution would be very beneficial
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • strong problem solving and analytical thinking
  • XERO experience ideally
  • Good Communication skills and a team player
  • Relevant experience of the above tasks
  • Use of the following programs EXCEL, XERO, Google Docs, Umbraco would be helpful



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