Group Financial Controller

Listed UK Media Group

Ref: TT53142

£80,000 - £95,000 + benefits

Our client is a highly acquisitive media group with a large number of publications based around the UK. Due to internal progression, they are now looking to hire a new Group Financial Controller, who will act as a strong and effective number two to the recently-promoted CFO and provide high-level direction and guidance to the wider finance team.


The Group Financial Controller will directly support the Chief Financial Officer in the management of the group’s finance function. Their primary responsibilities will be overseeing the management reporting cycle and co-ordinating the preparation of the regular statutory reports for the group and its subsidiary legal entities. This position will support the treasury reporting process, including cash flow projections. Reviewing the finance shared service centre tasks, liaising with external auditors and providing other ad hoc technical accounting support as necessary will also be important. The successful candidate will line manage a team of 4-5 experienced colleagues and assist in the development of risk, governance, and control frameworks across the group.


Our client is looking for a candidate with the gravitas, drive, and experience required to support the CFO and help lead the finance function of a fast-paced and acquisitive organization. A recognised accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA or equivalent) and a demonstrable background in statutory and management reporting in a large and complex organization (ideally listed) are essential. The successful candidate will be somebody who can effectively manage a team and has the commercial acumen and analytical skills to drive improvements in financial processes across the group. Overall, this is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and ambitious candidate to take a leading role in the finance function of a highly-successful media organisation.


To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Tad Thorp: quoting reference TT53142.

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. 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 private equity, 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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