Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Due to the flexibility of our hybrid working policy, the location of this role is determined on the best person and not where you are located, so with that in mind we'd love to hear from you.

Business overview

SMG is one of the most exciting growth companies in the UK today. Home to three award winning agencies, Capture, Lobster and Threefold. At SMG, our people are at the heart of everything we do and are our biggest asset. We are proud to provide opportunities for fast career growth, recognising and rewarding great work, and doing this within an inclusive, highly flexible, and innovative environment.

We are dedicated to support our employees to be the best version of themselves both inside and outside of work. We’re have an extraordinary culture built by exceptional people and it’s because of this that we’ve been recognised at the 16th in Best Companies marketing and media's best agencies to work for, and we’ve also been named in the top 100 mid sized companies to work for in 2021.

Across the group, we have a shared mission to lead connected commerce marketing.

Role overview

The Finance team is a centralised capability and we work across all three agencies, supporting everything from processing expense claims, to creating management packs and managing budgets. As a Financial Controller, you'll lead a team of talented professionals, whilst ensuring that all accounting operations of the organisation run smoothly. This role will report to the Group Finance Director.

As a Financial Controller at SMG, you will:

  • Oversee group management accounts production, working with each agency's Finance Managers to ensure the production of financial packs each month
  • Oversee the production of budgeting and forecasting process, where you will brief and coordinate our senior leadership team in the production and consolidation of bi-annual budgets and reforecasts
  • Oversee sales and purchase cycles and internal financial controls, ensuring that financial processes are appropriate, continually evolving and being carried out correctly
  • Evaluate group cash flow reporting, where you will create entirely new processes to monitor and forecast our cash levels and requirements
  • Support in the integration and enhancement of our accounting system (Maconomy)
  • Line manage each agency's Finance Manager and our Accounts Payable Assistant, manage their ongoing development and provide support where necessary.

As a Financial Controller at SMG, we'd like you to bring:

  • An advanced accounting qualification (eg. Chartered Accountant)
  • Understanding of management accounting principles and techniques
  • Knowledge of standard accountancy and finance best practices
  • Demonstration of analytical skills to analyse and prepare financial and management reports
  • Accounting software user and administration skills (experience with Maconomy preferred)

Benefits:

  • Finance: Generous discretionary bonus scheme, £500 Uni Fund towards learning and development, pension scheme, variety of available loans, opportunities for accelerated growth and development.
  • Health & wellness: A culture focused on wellbeing, headspace subscription, employee assistance programme, eye care, regular exercise classes.
  • Family: Paid time for new parents, access to parent resource group, a highly flexible and hybrid working environment.
  • Community: Access to a range of employee resource groups, a dedicated CSR programme that supports our local communities and chosen charities, non-hierarchical feel, collaborative workplace.
  • Fun: 4pm Friday finishes all year, two fully paid conferences a year at Summer and Winter, dedicated team that put-on events and activities throughout the year to get involved in.

At SMG we want our people to feel empowered to choose where they can work most effectively; be that from one of our offices, home, or your favourite cafe. Due to the flexibility of our hybrid working policy, the location of this role is determined on the best person and not where you are located, so with that in mind we'd love to hear from you.

SMG are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are fully committed to providing equality in the workplace and ensure all opportunities for, and during employment, will be afforded to individuals fairly and irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race including colour, ethnic or national origins and nationality, religion or belief or sexual orientation ("the protected characteristics"). We want our organisation to reflect the diversity of our communities and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds.

We are committed to providing any adjustments to support you through your application. If you need any support, please let us know on your application form. Alternatively, please contact the people team on careers@shoppermediagroup.com.

Our full data retention policy can be found here. 

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

London

22a Leathermarket St
SE1 3HP London Directions info@shoppermediagroup.com 020 3553 5555 View page

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits, as well as awesome colleagues, engaging work, and the opportunity to help us build three award-winning agencies - here's just a few...

  • Friyays!

    Every week all year round, we finish at 4pm on Fridays to kickstart the weekend off right!

  • Hybrid working

    We have no set working rules for the days you must be in the office. We understand that life is not all about us - we like to flex around you too, so trust you to work where you can be most effective.

  • Training & development

    We have a dedicated UniHub of training programmes, plus you'll have £500 towards a course of your choice.

  • We give back

    A team dedicated to making sure we find the time out to help others.

  • Bonus scheme

    A generous discretionary bonus scheme.

  • Season ticket & deposit loan scheme

    Need a little assistance getting a deposit together for your new flat? We can help with that.

Life at SMG

 Our workplace culture is super important to us and we have a team dedicated to making SMG a great place to work. Whether it's Wellbeing Wednesday, a virtual quiz, or giving back to our charity partner The Trussell Trust, there is always something going on here at SMG. 

 

 

 

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