Finance Manager - FTC 12m Mat Cover

Finance & Commercial London, England


Position at Motion Content Group

ABOUT MOTION                           

Motion is GroupM’s entertainment business. It invests into entertainment content to support the commercial and editorial needs of over 200 network and platforms. It uses its global scale and relationships with the world’s leading talent, producers and distributors to gain access to the world’s best content for the benefit of our clients and media partners. Motion provides support and expertise to GroupM’s agencies and their clients to help realise and scale client entertainment ambitions. Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Motion currently operates in 40 countries and has a broad range of award-winning programming distributed globally including LOVE ISLAND, on air in 21 markets, and Netflix’s hit social experiment THE CIRCLE.  


This role is a Maternity Cover for 12 months.


  • To manage the finance team and ensure that all regular and ad-hoc deliverables are met.
  • To meet all reporting, audit, and invoicing deadlines in a timely manner
  • To check that all aspects of responsibilities are in line with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance.



  • Overall responsibility for the full review and submission of monthly management accounts and submissions in line with policy and SOX.
  • Organise and attend regular communication and meetings with the business for month end and forecasting purposes.
  • Review the support and back-up for all invoices and approve in line with the approval matrix.
  • Review and approve spend and payments in line with the approval matrix for business commitments and house payables costs.
  • Monitor invoicing with the team and broadcaster finance teams in line with contracts.
  • Review cashflow for all broadcasters in line with contracts and payments.
  • Lead contact for the auditors and compliance teams. Manage and support the collation of documentation for audit requests, regularly review new requests and answer queries.
  • Regularly review the controls framework documentation and ensure all is up to date with changes in process and/or controls requirements. Produce and review monthly, quarterly, and annual controls documentation.
  • Lead contact for the preparation of the company financial statements and tax computations with the Shared Service function and external auditors.
  • Manage the team’s tasks and deliverables with relevant support, review, and prioritisation.
  • Support the team with ad hoc requests and tasks.



  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise constantly and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • At least finalist ACCA/CIMA

Closing date: Thursday the 30th of June