Group Finance Manager

Full Time
Job Sector:
Marketing / Media / PR / Events
Bath / North East Somerset, North Somerset
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Future Plc
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Job Description

Future plc is an international publishing and media group, and a leading digital business. Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have offices in London, Bath, Bournemouth, Bromsgrove, New York, San Francisco and Sydney. At Future we believe in teamwork that transcends location.

Future is a global platform for specialist media with scalable, diversified brands. We strive to create fans of our brands by giving them a place where they want to spend their time, where they go to meet their needs; continuing to create loyal communities. We are expanding our global reach through organic growth, acquisitions and strategic partnerships while diversifying our monetisation models to create significant revenue streams.

Our focus is in the core areas of consumer technology, games & entertainment, music, knowledge & science, field sports, home interests and photography & design. At Future, we're constantly innovating and we are passionate about what we do!

Behind our titles is a team of world-class editorial, creative and tech talent working together to connect, inspire and entertain our global audience. Sitting alongside are a team of business specialists, commercial and enabling functions who support every aspect of Future's operations.

With superbrands such as PC Gamer, TechRadar, GamesRadar+, MusicRadar & TeamRock, Future's digital properties complement its print portfolio, reaching millions of unique visitors globally each month. We have successful and growing revenue streams in international licensing, contract publishing, eCommerce and a rich portfolio of events.

Department Summary

Finance for the whole Group is centralised in Bath with all transactional processing, management accounting, commercial analysis, company secretarial and group finance activities being completed by this team. The department is a key support function in this fast paced dynamic media environment.

Job Summary & Purpose

Reporting directly to the Group Financial Controller and being a key member of the finance team the Group Finance Manager is primarily responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of all external reporting, including the half year and year end Future plc annual results.

The role also includes responsibility for the Group's employee share schemes and the associated accounting and reporting, all statutory financial statements and supporting the Group Financial Controller in the preparation of the Group's tax returns.

Key role responsibilities

· All external reporting, including half year and year end Future plc RNS announcements and the 'glossy' Annual Report

· Statutory accounts for the Group's subsidiaries

· Support the Group FC and work with the Group's tax advisors in preparation and review of tax returns and associated filings.

· Liaison with auditors, tax advisors, bankers, registrars, legal advisors and insurers.

· Lead the IFRS 15 (Revenue) and IFRS 16 (Leases) implementation project

· Employee share schemes and associated accounting and reporting

· Cashflow forecasting and ensure the Group is compliant with banking covenants

· A variety of ad hoc accounting and reporting projects; including but not limited to Group re-organisations, input into prospectus documents for acquisitions and associated acquisition accounting and diligence.

· Prepare plc Board papers and some company secretarial duties for subsidiaries and opportunity to work towards an ICSA qualification if desired.

· Ensure compliance with and enforcement of the Group's financial control procedures

Essential skills and experience

· Strong technical accounting knowledge

· Experience of group consolidation and share schemes

· High attention to detail

· Team player and ability to work independently to tight deadlines in a fast paced dynamic media environment

· Strong ownership and work ethic

The ideal candidate would have started in practice before moving into industry and experience in a plc environment would be an advantage but not essential.

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