Finance Manager

Ref: FM 019

THE OPPORTUNITY

MediaSense is a global media advisor, based in central London, empowering leading global and domestic brands to make more informed decisions with their media investments. An exciting opportunity has become available to be part of our fast-growing team, and to be a key part of the Finance function


THE COMPANY

Media is a complex and challenging landscape to navigate. We take brands on a journey from where they are to where they want to be, building on existing strengths, removing blockers, and maximising opportunities across all components of their media ecosystem.

Helping brands navigate change and engineer value since 2009, we are proud to work with a wide selection of global and domestic clients including adidas, Coca-Cola, Sanofi, Just Eat, Virgin Media, Chanel, Co-Op, and Dyson.

Our specialist advisory team brings together expertise from media and digital agencies, technology companies and brand marketing, to evaluate the effectiveness of each component of the media eco-system, determining where it can be improved. Our service offering includes three pillars:

Models: We help organisations transform internal and external operating models to drive productivity and create value.

Partners: We find the right agency, data & tech partners with the expertise, capabilities, and culture to support brands’ needs and goals.

Analytics: We evaluate media investments and assets and recommend new approaches to optimise value and performance.

We are rigorous, challenging and client centric, creating customised solutions that give brands clarity and control of their media investments.

The company works with over 50 clients and has over 70 employees (UK and India-based)

For more information, visit www.media-sense.com

 


THE ROLE

This role provides an outstanding opportunity to join one of the UK’s fastest growing media services companies and will provide an ambitious individual with valuable experience for progression and development.

MediaSense requires an ambitious, detail-oriented Finance Manager, who will support the Finance Director in the day-to-day running of the Finance function and in implementing positive process change to allow Finance to support key stakeholders as the business scales. The key areas of responsibility include:

  • Take full ownership of the monthly accounts close process, including posting of all month end journals, preparation of balance sheet reconciliations and drafting of Management Accounts with analytical commentary, for review by the Finance Director
  • Day-to-day management of the cash flow forecast for weekly review by the Finance Director
  • Supporting the Finance Director in building relationships with key business partners to help manage robust budgets and forecasts.
  • Liaising closely with Client Owners to ensure revenue forecasts, tracking and invoice schedules are accurate and up to date. Overseeing the timely raising of POs / invoices and collection of client debt
  • Processing of monthly payroll / pensions and expenses for the UK and India offices, acting as the point of contact for MediaSense working closely with external payroll company, Pension administrator and providers
  • Preparation of all key statutory declarations including quarterly VAT returns, P11Ds, PAYE and quarterly grant claims, as well as liaison with German accountants to ensure timely submission of local documentation
  • Support the Finance Director in liaising with external auditors during the year end audit, including preparation of all key schedules and day-to-day query resolution
  • Accurate and timely posting of all customer / supplier invoicing and bank entries into the accounting system and setup of supplier payment runs
  • Support the Finance Director and key business partners with ad-hoc analysis as required
  • Manage tasks currently done by the Finance Administrator who will be on Maternity leave at the end of 2021
  • Supporting Client Owners with Customers set ups and Vendor Verification tasks including managing various customer invoicing portals.


THE REQUIREMENTS

The appointed candidate should:

  • Be a recently qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA or equivalent)
  • Have played a key part in the month end process, including posting of month end journals and production of analytical management accounts
  • Have experience in liaising with external providers including payroll and audit
  • Have previous experience of transactional finance, including posting of customer and supplier invoices and debt collection
  • Have strong attention to detail and be of an analytical mindset, always looking for ways to improve processes
  • Possess the character to work closely and collaboratively with non-finance staff from across the business
  • Be able to work independently and be deadline driven
  • Be pro active and have problem solving skills


SOFTWARE SKILLS

  • Intermediate Knowledge of Xero Accounting
  • Microsoft Excel and Word


OUR VALUES

We pursue excellence. We champion people. We are respectful. We are collaborative.

For more information visit www.media-sense.com.


To apply for the role – please pass over a CV and brief cover letter to:

talent@media-sense.com