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Head of Finance - SH5774EB

Job Title: Head of Finance

Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus and Car

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Emily Beebe

Industry: Media

Job Reference: SH5774EB

An instantly recognisable media business is looking for a talented Head of Finance to lead one of their largest and most important divisions. The role involves looking after sales, customer contact and supply chain and will involve extensive interaction with a range of senior stakeholders. With a team of ten, youll lead the division through many structural and process changes meaning youll inspire, delegate and motivate on a daily basis.

The onus will be on you to influence the consumer team to make optimal investments and decisions by providing insightful analysis and recommendations - you will need to be detail focussed and hands on, whilst having the confidence and gravitas to partner with the business.


* All forecasting activities - current month outlook, balance of year, budget, LRP inputs - with clear outputs that articulate principal drivers & assumptions
* Performance reporting (both financial and other KPIs) that clearly articulates commercial risks and opportunities to drive appropriate action
* Analysis that drives a deeper level of understanding of the key drivers of financial performance and the appropriate corrective actions required
* Reviews, challenges and makes recommendations on strategic and financial plans
* Ensures financial and business performance is tracked, analysed and any deviation from plan is mitigated where possible.
* Lead and engage a team that provides proactive financial & performance analytics.
* Development of long term plans, budgets and forecasts that are robust and achievable and meet the objectives set by the Executive Committee.
* Clear analysis of sales channel performance to optimise acquisition volumes at lowest cost, while maintaining focus on ARPU of incoming customers

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

* ACA qualified from the Big Four OR CIMA qualified in a graduate scheme
* At least 7 years PQE in a consumer driven business. Media or FMCG would be an advantage
* Experience of cost transformation or change management would be an advantage
* Gravitas and proven influencing skills at the Exec leadership level
* Behave with high level of integrity, honesty, respect and empathy
* Display a drive to succeed while focused on delivering results and exceeding business unit expectations