Finance Manager (Maternity Cover)


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Finance Manager (Maternity Cover), Purple


London, United Kingdom







Freelance / Contracted, Salary Unspecified

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Leading Global Communications agency, Purple are looking for a Finance Manager (maternity cover) to come and join the team. You must be able to partner closely with and collaborate effectively with the client's, other vendors and suppliers and develop a deep working relationship with employees in our London, New York and LA office. You must be an excellent communicator and able to expertly convey data, abstract concepts, points of view and escalations to senior management efficiently and effectively.


Reporting to the CEO of Purple, you will have the following: 

  • Overall responsibility of the Financial and Management accounts
  • Ensuring that accurate financial records are kept, with accounts being reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • Managing month end close - ensuring all general ledger activities including fixed assets, accruals, prepayments and intercompany processes are timely and accurately performed.
  • Establishing clear KPI's to track performance of the business
  • Managing the Foreign Exchange risk to ensure efficiencies
  • Manage Cash flow for the global business
  • Overseeing all re-billables for the Global business to ensure all costs are recharged when required
  • Managing the relationships with Suppliers and negotiating best prices
  • Ensure accuracy, timeliness and meaningful analysis are delivered as a matter of routine
  • Manage and motivate the team to ensure day to day operations run smoothly and PR results are delivered; while supporting them in their growth to the next level.
  • Ensure accounting operations including accounts receivable and payable are functioning efficiently
  • Develop and implement accounting processes and procedures to strengthen internal controls, gain efficiencies and standardise business practices

The Ideal Candidate

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA preferred)
  • 5-6 years experience
  • Technically strong with a good knowledge of statutory reporting, controls & processes
  • Management experience is highly desirable
  • Discreet, professional and well spoken, with excellent communication skills
  • Extremely well-organised, methodical and efficient
  • Able to identify communication opportunities across multiple media platforms
  • Strong MS Word skills; working knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel

About Us

Purple is an internationally renowned Public Relations Agency with offices in London, New York and Los Angeles providing communications, creative and digital strategies to leading global brands and the next generation of groundbreaking talent within the fashion, sport, beauty, lifestyle and luxury goods industries. We align business ambition and cultural energy for commercial success.

The strategic requirements of each client are individually tailored from the outset. Purple’s services cover press relations, print and online editorial procurement, product placement, high profile event management and innovative creative and digital strategies.

Purple offers a wealth of experience and expertise across a broad range of sectors which is used to great effect to leverage clients’ communications. We have an unrivalled network of influencers worldwide, which along with our unique and individual skill set enables us to achieve global success with each communications campaign.