Commercial Finance Lead - Media

Job title : Commercial Finance Lead - Media
Location : Sydney
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1273788
About the role
This is a key role within the organisation working for a leading and dynamic media business who are true leaders both locally and overseas. We are seeking a commercially astute finance professional, with previous experience within a similar role partnering with media production and development. You will be the key partner to senior executives, both locally and overseas.
The responsibilities
Reporting to the Finance Director, your responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:
  • Lead and oversee the Finance team through periodical reporting.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the monthly Forecast, Budgeting, and Long-Range Planning in collaboration with FP&A team, business partners and Finance.
  • Plans must align to corporate deliverables and timeline, be accurate and tied to financial strategic targets.
  • Delivery of timely, accurate, and effective analysis and reporting of financial and operational performance of the business
  • Overall responsibility of the budgeting process for the division aligning to corporate deliverables and timeline and tied to financial strategic targets.
  • Provide project / commercial opportunity data modelling, business case support, due diligence.
  • Deputise for the Finance Director when not available
  • Work closely with the Global teams to ensure processes and reporting are efficient for local.
  • Review divisional cashflow forecasts.
  • Be an effective leader who leads by example with collaboration, honesty, and trust. Must be able to build relationship with people within and across the Company.
  • Support operations through the provision of effective management information and analysis
  • Analysis of products and divisional performance
  • Drive strategic initiatives to ensure revenue and profit growth
  • Financial models to support business cases
  • Monitoring of major projects
  • Identify risk and opportunities
  • Spearhead process improvements across both operations and finance
The successful applicant 
We are seeking an exceptional individual who is a Senior Finance Business Partnering either as a Commercial Director, or deputy CFO within a complex organisation. You will be a strong communicator and influencer, with the credibility and gravitas to be able to positively influence management decisions. ACA / CPA / CIMA qualification is essential. Experience with SAP and or Oracle or similar is preferred. Experience within the Media industry is advantageous production and creativity.
About the client
Our client is a Global media organisation based in Sydney’s CBD. The organisation is widely recognised as a potential employer of choice, with a host of well-known products this is a key opportunity to work across the business with a focus on stakeholder management.
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