Financial Controller

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Art/Associations

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 10/06/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per annum


Film London is the capital’s screen industries agency. We connect ideas, talent and finance to develop a pioneering creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, TV, animation, games and beyond.

We work to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city’s new and emerging filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture. Funded by the Mayor of London and the National Lottery through the BFI, we also receive support from Arts Council England and DIT. We own, jointly with Ukie, the Games London brand, under which we are delivering an ambitious b2b programme and the London Games Festival. Film London also has a national remit; the British Film Commission. Film London is a registered charity.

The Financial Controller is a key role within the agency, managing proactively Film London’s accounts, budgets and financial systems ensuring that they are accurate and up to date. The post is responsible for financial reporting to the Trustees, to our funders (regional, national and EU) as well as Trusts and Foundation. The Financial Controller ensures that Film London’s financial systems and controls are robust and that Film London is legally compliant with regards to its financial reporting. They are expected to work proactively with the senior management team.

The Financial Controller will report to the Chief Operating Officer who in turn reports to the Chief Executive. They will be supported by the Finance Officer and work closely with the Senior Finance Consultant.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the development and successful delivery of the Finance function and providing successful leadership across the organisation;
  • Providing clear communication and in-depth support by building and maintaining excellent relationships with the business and ensuring budget holders are supported on all financial issues;
  • Lead the financial planning and annual budget setting of the organisation and the development of management information;
  • Preparing the annual statutory account; being the lead on year end and primary contact for auditors.

Recruitment timings:

Application deadline: Sunday 23rd June

Shortlisting: wc 1st July

First stage Interviews: wc 8th July

Second stage Interviews: wc 15th July

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to by 23rd June.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please don’t hesitate to contact Bryony Feeney on 020 3542 8393.

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33 King Street, St. James’s,
London, SW1Y 6RJ

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