FINANCIAL DIRECTOR, Granta Publications and Granta Trust – London

This is a key role with a prestigious independent publisher of books and magazines. The Chief Financial Officer reports to the Managing Director of Granta Publications.

The role encompasses both financial and management accounting, and is ideal for an ambitious, hard-working, business-minded accountant looking to apply their technical expertise to maximize the potential of a dynamic and creative organisation. It will suit someone who is as comfortable with analysis as with detail. The role offers career progression and the opportunity to develop systems and reports.

The financial manager is assisted by the financial manager.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly and year-end accounts
  • Supervision of buying and selling books and credit control
  • Preparation of year-end accounts and information for the annual audit
  • Presentation of financial results to the Management Board
  • Business planning, including supporting the annual budget process, tracking performance against budgets, and tracking performance of individual titles against forecasts.
  • Maintenance of financial systems and procedures.
  • Ad-hoc analytical reports on any aspect of Granta publishing to aid decision-making.
  • Manage bank relationships and account management to ensure sufficient funds are available to carry out Granta activities.
  • Fulfill accounting and reporting requirements to internal and external bodies including HMRC.
  • Maintain accurate financial accounting records for Granta Publications and Granta Trust.
  • Development of financial systems and procedures.
  • Implementation of new financial management and reporting systems as required.
  • Production of half-yearly copyright statements and payment of royalties due.

Qualifications and skills required

  • You must be a graduate and hold a recognized professional qualification in accountancy.
  • Substantial relevant experience, ideally in a field having some relevance to publishing
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to build good relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Autonomous, able to work independently.
  • Able to perform fast and accurate rotations on high workload and multi-tasking.
  • Commitment to the vision, mission and values ​​of one of the UK’s most independent and prestigious literary publishers

We offer a mix of home and office work. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Granta is committed to employing a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and with different types of life experience. We encourage those who are underrepresented within the industry to consider applying for a position with our company.

The closing date is Monday, July 11, but early applications are welcome. We will interview suitable candidates as they apply.

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