Finance Director

Finance Director

***NEW ROLE*** Finance Director – ££80-110,000 – Marketing/Communications – Chiswick

KPC are excited to be recruiting for a marketing and communications company focused on the healthcare sector based in West London.

The VP, Finance Director is ultimately in charge of the agency’s budgeting and forecasting process, financial reporting and analysis, month end close, SOX compliance, and Corporate Controls compliance. This responsibility extends to all the business units.

Budgeting and Forecasting:

* Prepare the budget and quarterly forecasts for the business units.
* Work closely with the Client Finance team to forecast revenue and upload the forecast into the system.
* Forecast salary and salary related costs as well as office and general expenses.
* Prepare the supplemental schedules and PowerPoint budget presentations.
* Prepare Client Profitability for budget and forecasts.
* Work closely with Corporate to address any questions about the budget and forecast submission.
* Communicate budget and forecast deadlines and instructions to all business units.
* Review the budget and forecast submissions from business units and reach out to each office with questions.
* Prepare ad hoc analyses for CFO and Corporate.
* Maintain the finance calendar for CFO and finance teams across all the business units.

Financial Reporting/Analysis and Month end close:

* Oversee the month end close process.
* Ensure that Shared Services prepares the correct journal entries each month.
* Ensure that the general finance team posts the correct Revenue entries prepared by the client finance team.
* Oversee the preparation of financial reports including Revenue by Client, Income Statement, and monthly
* Deliverable to the business units including new business analysis, HR analysis, freelancers analysis, non-billable
* cost analysis, and internal commentary.
* Review PL for all business units and address any variances against the forecast or prior year with each office’s
* finance director.
* Analyze the salary, occupancy and overhead allocations among all the business units and across other agencies.
* Prepare and review the monthly working capital report.
* Review and approve the balance sheet reconciliations prepared by the local office.
* Review the balance sheet reconciliations prepared by Shared Services and then reach out to the business unit
* finance directors, client finance and general finance teams with questions on outstanding items.
* Review Utilization and Client Profitability reports and resolve any issues with those reports.
* Review overtime salary report.
* Review office expense analysis prepared by general finance team.

SOX Compliance:

* Ensure that all the units are SOX compliant when it comes to controls and processes.
* Be the point person for Internal Audit and work with this team to handle all their requests and answer questions.
* Review analyses to see if all the business units are in compliance with Corporate policy (i.e. ensure that we are
* following Match Pay procedures, closing jobs on time, etc.…).
* Act as a resource for the finance directors when it comes to questions about Corporate policy and other areas
* Work with the finance directors across the business units to make changes/improvements in their current control structure.

Other Areas:

* Be the point person for the agency when it comes to approving travel requests or addressing questions about T&E policy, etc.
* Work closely with Corporate Operations team to create new business units in Vantage or to monitor open jobs, open estimates and open Purchase Orders.

To be considered for this role you will be:

* ACA/CPA/CA qualified
* Proven experience as Senior Financial Controller or exsisting Finance Director
* Proven SOX exposure
* Working within a Marketing/Communications environment would be advantageous but not essential

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