Interim Group Financial Controller

International Listed Media Group

Ref: AK51904

Temporary & Contract
£150,000 - £200,000, depending on experience

Our client, a listed media group, is looking for an interim Group Financial Controller to join their team for an initial 12-month contract. They are highly acquisitive and active in the market, looking for a hands-on individual to oversee Group control and assist with finance transformation. The successful candidate will work closely with the Group CFO and wider Finance team and have experience running a technical Group team for a UK-listed business.


  • Oversee the external reporting and lead on external audit and drafting of key sections of the annual report.
  • Take ownership of accounting policies and procedures, including the policies manual and the implementation of new standards.
  • Responsible for the standards of internal financial control across the Group, policy drafting and ownership. Conduct balance sheet reviews and spot checks, driving improvements in controls across the Group.
  • Contribute to overall Finance risk processes and assessment.
  • Utilise the community of Financial Controllers across the Group to drive efficiency and best practice.
  • Line management of the Tax function including compliance, complex high-value US loss planning, transfer pricing, VAT compliance, international tax, complex tax accounting.
  • Act as a core part of the team, improving efficiency, compliance and control, and the quality of finance outcomes through thorough implementation of new technology, process, and people development.


  • ACA or ACCA qualified accountant or equivalent, with at least 10 years' PQE.
  • Experience running a technical Group Finance function for a UK-listed business.
  • Strong technical accounting skills - IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP. 
  • M&A experience - acquisition and disposal accounting knowledge.
  • Oracle or SAP experience is preferable. 
  • SOX background or experience in enhancing systems/controls favourable.


To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Alexis Kirby: quoting reference AK51904.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see

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