Financial Controller


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Financial Controller


About the Company

Manchester Creative Digital Assets Limited is a new company set up to manage, develop and physically expand the assets funded by the City of Manchester to grow the digital, production and creative sectors.

The assets include the highly successful Sharp Project – a multi-million pound investment that has delivered more than 60 new digital businesses and £32million in economic impact along with The Space Project, a purpose built TV production campus that has brought large-scale network drama to the City. Clients are across all major channels from ITV, BBC, C4, Sky and Fox USA, and have driven up demand for new facilities that are now under construction and due to complete in Autumn 2017. This next phase includes a 30,000 square foot sound stage with a further 50,000 square feet of offices, support space and workshop/ business units for the industry supply chain.

The Opportunities

The new Company incorporates an experienced delivery team with the expansion creating further opportunity to recruit two new key senior roles – Chief Executive Officer and Financial Controller. We are looking for people with a passion for TV production, creative content and the digital sector; who want to develop talent; who can lead the Company through its next growth stage and speak as an ambassador for Manchester as the City region embarks on a new devolved future. The two posts will work together to commercially focus the success of the new company and ensure that the core vision and values are met.

The Role

Financial Controller

The Financial Controller will partner the CEO and management team to produce annual budgets and forecasts, reporting on actual versus predicted. With a hands-on approach to all aspects of the accounting function, the role will support operational growth – ensuring effective financial controls, implementation of an internal audit process and ensure the company meets its financial and legal obligations.

The successful individual will have experience within a SME environment developing financial and operational systems to support continued growth. Additionally, they will ideally have knowledge of digital / creative or the commercial property sector. Certainly Qualified with the personality and approach to influence and negotiate, think strategically with confidence and experience in reporting to a multi-disciplinary board.

Personal and commercial growth and development
The Financial Controller will oversee all financial activities and deliver accurate financial management information in order for the business to make informed decisions. This role is pivotal in ensuring continued organisational growth.

To be considered please submit your application – please note TALENT are retained to handle all recruitment activity on behalf of the company.

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