Our client is a global digital production agency that provide world-class production services for their clients by bringing great ideas to life through creative content is recruiting for a Commercial Finance Manager to join their team on maternity cover contract until January 2025. The role will be hybrid with 3 days in the Central London office and two working from home.

Reporting to the FD and managing one person you will be tasked with the following duties:

Commercial

  • Lead commercial support to the agency, offering solutions to a variety of business challenges
  • Coordinate and lead monthly commercial finance meetings with support from the Finance Director
  • Understand the agency’s contractual obligations to its clients
  • Be proactive in pushing the business forward and constantly look for new ways to improve processes and procedures
  • Work with Finance Director to provide regular commercial training to the agency
  • Produce Monthly reporting pack for Senior Stakeholders

P&Ls

  • Prepare Budget & Flash submissions with support from Finance Director.
  • Responsible for ensuring profit margin is maintained in line with forecast.
  • Lead the freelance forecast process ensuring use of freelance resource is kept to a minimum
  • Work closely with the Management Accounts Team & Finance Director to manage costs to the business.

Revenue

  • Support client service to ensure challenging but realistic revenue budgets and forecasts are produced
  • Thereafter regularly (at least twice monthly) monitor, review and update in conjunction with client account leads, proactively highlighting early warnings to potential variance to forecasts
  • Ensure correct and timely accounting of revenue recognition
  • Support the Revenue Analyst in collating and filing appropriate audit evidence to support revenue recognition in accordance with internal policies and standards

Recovery, Utilisation & Profitability

  • Lead the monitoring and reporting of client/job recoverability of time against estimates
  • Monitor utilisation & activity levels of agency staff with appropriate management to identify areas for improvement / where additional support is required
  • Lead in highlighting jobs expected to over-burn and develop a plan with the agency to provide solutions and mitigate
  • Prepare monthly Client profitability analysis and discuss results with the relevant teams
  • Support the Revenue Analyst in ensuring that all employees are completing their timesheets in a timely manner

If this exhilarating opportunity ignites a fire within you, don’t miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary team! Send us your CV now, and let’s create an extraordinary future together!

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, we will only contact successful candidates.

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