Head of Finance

  • 01-05-24
  • $200K - $220K + Super
  • CBD, Inner West, Eastern Suburbs
  • Full-time
  • Australia’s Industry Leader
  • Finance team leadership, control & analysis oversight
  • Media Organisation
  • Sydney, $200K - $220K + Super

Head of Finance - Media - Sydney

Company Background

Our client is part of a diversified global network of media organisations. Covering media content, creation, and distribution across the globe, they boast some of the best talent in the business. The core business has been operating in Australia for almost 50 years and during that time has morphed, molded and changed hands a number of times. Through all of that, it today holds an easy market share in its core business offerings.

They have a great team of seasoned professionals, with some very impressive tenure across different business units. Finance has had some recent changes which creates a unique opportunity to join the team at a senior level. 

The Role

Supporting the CFO in both financial control and business analysis, you would be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Manage a medium-sized team of 10-12 corporate and operational finance staff.
  • Ensure smooth running of all financial aspects of the business and ensure there are robust controls over all incoming and outgoing financial transactions.
  • Provide financial information to the Executive team and global group finance on a timely basis.
  • Collaborate with Media/Production teams finance to ensure there is timely and accurate reporting of production accounts, including margins, recharges and utilisation reports.
  • Bank signatory.
  • Manage the annual audit process.
  • Manage the annual budgeting process.
  • Ensure compliance with all tax & regulatory reporting.
  • Ad hoc commercial projects and analysis with the CFO.

Your Background

For this key role, we are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • CA or CPA qualified.
  • Worked in a relatable industry – Media, TV, Film, Music or similar. You are familiar with industry nuances like royalties, talent management and project/production accounting.
  • Strong staff management experience, ideally at least 5 direct reports previously.
  • Currently in a senior finance position with good financial control experience.
  • A ‘people person’. Someone who will be an approachable manager, a trusted financial advisor for the business units, and a ‘roll up your sleeves’, solution-focused attitude! 
  • Excellent communication skills are absolutely essential.

If you are keen to apply for this Head of Finance role, please contact Adele at Richard Lloyd on 02 8324 5647, quoting reference 8576 or click on 'apply now' below.

Please submit your CV in Word format and note that due to the high volume of responses we receive only suitable candidates will be contacted.

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