Financial Controller


About WePlay


WePlay is an award-winning sports marketing agency, helping leading brands and sporting organisations to win in the digital-age.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shoreditch, London

Employer: WePlay Limited

Start Date: Immediate

Job Summary


We’re looking for a full-time Financial Controller to join our fast-growing specialist sports marketing agency.

This Financial Controller role will operate as a standalone finance role within the agency. Provided with a blank canvas to build an internal finance function from the ground up, this role is perfect for an ambitious and entrepreneurial-minded individual that wants to be part of an exciting story.

Responsibilities


  • Reviewing client KPIs, including profitability analysis, staff utilisation and fee reconciliations
  • Management of project budgets, undertaking regular meetings with the account managers to gain an accurate understanding of project status and profitability
  • Manage timesheet system, tracking and chasing missing timesheets
  • Advertising transaction reconciliation, alongside the performance media team to ensure spend with media channels is budgeted and reported efficiently
  • Day to day responsibility for PO system, purchase invoice control and sales invoice instruction
  • Assist with elements of the monthly management reporting, ensuring accurate and timely submission of the financial reporting requirements and commercial analysis
  • Responsible for contributing to the forecasting and budgeting process
  • Assessing and optimisation of rate cards against industry benchmarks
  • Supporting fee proposals for client pitches
  • Provide commercial and admin support to the senior management team
  • Compiling management reports (P&L, balance, cashflow) to the board
  • Management of relationships with key internal and external personnel

Requirements


  • At least 3+ years finance experience in a creative/marketing/media or advertising agency
  • Exposure to revenue reporting would be preferential including client profitability and utilisation
  • Excellent project management skills and comfortable working as the sole internal finance controller
  • Be commercially minded and have in-depth analytical experience
  • Experienced with the MS Office suite, particularly Excel
  • Experienced with finance platforms such as Sage, Xero or Free Agent
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to liaise with all teams within the agency as well as senior management and board
  • Fully qualified finance professional with either ACA, CIMA, ACCA (or equivalent)
  • Excellent English written grammar and verbal communication skills

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To apply for this role please email your CV and a covering letter to careers@weplay.co or use the form below.

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