Head of Financial Control

Head of Financial Control Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Head of Financial Control to join our team.


  • Recruit, develop and train finance staff;
  • All aspects of tax (Corporation, PAYE, and VAT) returns for the group;
  • Challenge the business where necessary with regard to revenue recognition IFRS15 and IFRS 9;
  • Treasury management and cash flow forecasting;
  • Co-ordinate the annual budget and quarterly forecasts;
  • Ability to develop and improve both systems and processes;
  • Strong technical awareness and understand recent changes in UK GAAP and IFRS;
  • Essential management experience is needed;
  • In-depth knowledge of statutory accounts production;
  • Qualified Accountant ACA, ACCA or CIMA;
  • Be the internal expert for IFRS & FRS guidance, ensuring accounting policies are robust, communicated and applied;
  • Maintain a strong focus on working capital and cashflow management, reporting, budgeting and forecasting;
  • Manage group consolidation reporting;
  • Develop and maintain a strong internal controls and review framework;
  • Prepare accounting papers to support internal practices, and liaise with external auditors to ratify this.


  • Advanced Excel;
  • Significant financial/technical accounting experience;
  • Qualified Accountant;
  • Media or related sector experience would be highly advantageous;
  • Strong IFRS experience;
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment;
  • ACCA;
  • ACA;
  • Reporting.