Financial Controller

Financial Controller

We are SMG, the parent company of three small-medium, fast-growing agencies; Capture, Lobster and Threefold. Across the group, we have a shared mission to lead connected commerce marketing.

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)

And in return, SMG offers:

  • 20% discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • £500 Uni Fund towards Learning & Development
  • 4pm finishes on Friday (all year)
  • A flexible and hybrid working environment
  • Dedicated wellbeing programme

We've been listed 16th in Best Companies marketing and media's best agencies to work for and named in the top 100 mid sized companies to work for in 2021, we're proud of our culture built by exceptional people. We are committed to developing our teams to help them be the best they can be.

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 would like you to perform at your best so if you require any adjustments to support you through your application, let us know.

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Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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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!

    3pm beer o'clock and 4pm finishes every Friday to kickstart your weekend off right!

  • Hybrid working

    More important now than ever! We understand that life is not all about us - we like to flex around you too.

  • Training & development

    We have a dedicated UniHub of training programmes, plus credits 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 20% 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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