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Hogarth Worldwide Management Accountant in London, United Kingdom

The Company:

Hogarth Worldwide is a leading creative production company, producing advertising and marketing content for many of the world’s most famous brands, across all media around the world. Hogarth was founded 10 years ago and has grown from a start-up to over 4,000 people, across 28 cities worldwide and is now part of the WPP family. Our rapid growth continues to drive us forward making Hogarth an exciting place to work and a great place to achieve your career ambitions.

The Role:

The role will involve taking responsibility for the reporting of monthly results for Hogarth and its Joint Ventures, financial reporting and assisting in the smooth running of the finance function within the company.

Strategic Planning & Management

  • Participate in the annual, quarterly and monthly budgeting and forecasting process

  • Management reporting & support

  • Work with the management accounting team to meet reporting timetables and responsibilities

  • Prepare month-end adjustment journals, balance sheet reconciliations, confirmation of intercompany balances, review of prepayments and accruals

  • Prepare monthly accounts for review the UK Financial Controller

  • Provide monthly management information for discussion at management meetings, to include:

  • Comparison of actual to budget information, with analysis as required

  • Comprehensive commentary for management review, covering variances and arising trends

  • Ad hoc commercial / financial tasks as required

  • Assisting in the implementation and optimization of the new accounting system, Maconomy

Accounting & Controls

  • As required, work with management to establish and monitor internal controls to safeguard the company assets and operations

  • Ensure accurate and up to date entry of all transactions

  • Reconciliations and review of balance sheet accounts for accuracy, with commentary / explanations where necessary

  • Ensure any suspense account balances are fully explained and cleared down

  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns and submission to Customs and Excise

  • Ensure SOX compliance across all control and oversee SOX audits

  • Assist in the preparation of financial statutory year end accounts

  • Manage the FA register

Relationship Management

  • Year-end liaison with Auditors, Accountants and Tax Advisors to help finalize accounts as appropriate

  • Liaison with Advisors on all company secretarial aspects

  • Qualified / Part Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, or equivalent)

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role

  • A background in media or service-related industries would be beneficial (though not essential)

  • Experience working within project / time-based organizations and high volume service businesses

  • Strong Excel and Word skills

  • Previous SOX experience

  • Previous experience of Maconomy and Cartesis reporting would be beneficial, though not essential

  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational and project management skills

  • A practical thinker who works efficiently and who consistently delivers within given deadlines

  • Well organised and able to manage a busy reporting timetable

  • A good communicator approachable and builds effective working relationships with colleagues


ID: 2019-3521

Post End Date: 09/12/2019

External Company URL: http://www.hogarthww.com/

Address Line 1: 164 Shaftesbury Avenue