Finance Director
£85000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Contact No
020 3837 9017
Expiry Date
23 Jun 2024
Job Reference
Job Posted
a month ago

Cedar is working exclusively with a leading award winning independent creative agency that has undergone extensive growth over the last five years.

We are looking for a commercial, ambitious, profit-driven Accountant, to be Finance Director, working alongside the Managing Director and SLT, bringing Financial Expertise and Leadership skills to the Senior Management Team. This is a new role and key to taking the Group into its next stage of growth.

To manage the Finance function and team (currently one Finance Assistant) , with responsibility for the production of Monthly Management Accounts (ensuring full information is provide to the Board) , the management of day to day processes and external and statutory reporting for the three Group Companies ( with liaison/management of the Company Auditors and Tax advisers)

This is a commercial, business facing role requiring a team player, strong financial acumen and analytical skills. An understanding of and interest in Technology and Systems is also key as the Group is at a pivotal moment of process and system change.

Also required; excellent people-management skills, good communication skills and the ability to multi-task.


  • Member of the SLT, working closely with the Managing Director and other Board Directors
  • Management of Finance Team, managing day to day finance functions (Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger, Bank Reconciliations, Nominal Ledger Reconciliations)
  • Management of Revenue- overseeing Monthly and preparation of Revenue Forecasting and management of WIP
  • Monthly Management Accounts - providing innovative financial analysis alongside the main monthly reports - including client and job reporting and profitability.
  • Management of Cashflow- including managing relationship with the Group's Banks
  • New Business Pitches- working with the SLT on costings and pricing proposals for new contracts
  • Preparation of Monthly Forecasts and Annual Budgets
  • Statutory Accounts- liaison with Auditors

  • Management of HR function, including benefits, insurances, Private Healthcare, working with external adviser and the Finance Founder
  • Management and Control of other Adhoc Projects (IT/ Capex etc)
  • Other Adhoc tasks for Managing Director/Board/Shareholders

Qualifications / Experience: -

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACA)
  • Previous experience of being solely responsible for Finance Team
  • Parika experience desirable
  • Media experience desirable

Post holder must be able to demonstrate: -

  • Commercial Acumen
  • Strategic and Creative thinker
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Strong Accounting Technical Skills
  • Good literacy and communication skills
  • Organisational Agility
  • Advanced Excel/IT skills
  • Ability to work in fast-moving environment
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task.

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