Group Financial Controller- Park Circus
Rutherford Cross
February 22, 2017
Job Type
Scotland & UK
Industry and Commerce
Financial Leadership and Control


Group Financial Controller- Park Circus


Park Circus was established in Scotland, in 2003. It is a leading all-rights sales agency and distribution company representing the greatest names in filmed entertainment. The organisation is head quartered in Glasgow with offices also in London and Los Angeles.

Their classic films distribution and sales divisions represent the major Hollywood and British studios including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Releasing International, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Their contemporary division finances, sells and distributes arts, cultural and independent feature films.

Operating worldwide and operating in over 80 countries, the company aims to enable audiences to experience classic and contemporary cinematic content, through working with theatrical exhibition, television, digital and home entertainment partners.  The organisation currently represents theatrical distribution of over 30,000 titles.

The organisation currently turns over between £5-10 million per year and is looking to continue its growth in what is an exciting period for the business following its rebranding in late 2016.


The Opportunity

The business is looking to recruit an experienced Group Financial Controller to run the day to day group finance function and manage a small team. It is envisaged that this individual will be responsible for the full breadth of finance at Park Circus, establishing robust reporting, controls and systems while providing sound commercial input at board level.

The organisation represents an excellent opportunity for a motivated qualified accountant who wants to work in a high growth, internationally focused business environment. In addition, Park Circus will provide a firm career platform with good opportunity for personal and professional development.


This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing business which is a genuine market leader and contribute to its future success by playing a key role in its journey.




An overview of core responsibilities includes:


  • Preparation of forecasts, budgets and other management information and analysis
  • Developing financial models used for long term business planning
  • Monitoring and managing company cash flow
  • Preparation of accurate and timely monthly management reporting
  • Delivery of annual statutory account
  • Maintenance of a strong financial control environment, implementing robust financial controls and procedures as required
  • Overseeing a small finance team
  • Liaising with Company Bankers, Investors, Solicitors and Auditors
  • Liaising with other key office functions such as IT and HR
  • Other ad hoc duties as required and as the business develops




The Candidate:

The Group Financial Controller position requires a professionally qualified Accountant who possesses excellent managerial, commercial, and technical skills. A background in a related sector would be useful, but more important is that the individual has the ability to operate effectively in a small to medium sized organisation and has experience of a business with a high degree of complexity.


It is critical that the Group Financial Controller can effectively support the CEO’s, while running the finance function meeting the needs of stakeholders both within and external to the business, some of which are major corporate organisations. In particular, it is crucial they can take responsibility for the delivery of accurate and high quality financial information.


A summary of the key candidate requirements are as follows:


  • A qualified accountant with appropriate post-qualification experience
  • Experience of managing and developing a small finance function
  • Solid technical knowledge of statutory accounting, taxation and compliance
  • Self-starter, willing to be involved in the detail, whilst having sufficient gravitas to support and challenge the Directors as required
  • Confident communicator at every level, with strong inter-personal and influencing skills when dealing with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Self-motivated, organised and capable of developing in the current role over time
  • Commercial and analytical approach, displaying drive, ambition, and professionalism
  • Ability to see the “bigger picture” and how accounting function can contribute to achievement of strategic objectives
  • Strong IT skills, ideally with exposure to Sage



Basic salary of £45,000- £55,000 (depending on experience) with an additional package.


What to do next:

To apply, for a confidential discussion, please contact our advisor John Ramsay at Rutherford Cross at [email protected] or 0141 6117770

Please note that all third party or direct applications will be forwarded to Rutherford Cross for inclusion in the assessment process.


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