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  • Banking & Finance
  • London
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  • You possess a strong work ethic, accounting background (preferably with Big Four firm experience), and have held a finance leadership role in a small/medium-sized business. UK working permit required. Media/Conferences industry experience is a plus. Thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment? Join us as our Controller.
  • You will prepare budgets, monitor cash flow, analyze financial data, optimize costs, review loans, support teams, manage working capital, and oversee HR financial planning.


  • You possess an unparalleled work ethic with a high sense of urgency. You have a relentless drive and desire to be the very best at what you do. You take ownership of everything you do, are proactive and follow through on commitments. Moreover, you’re humble and you share our passion for building and executing new businesses. Furthermore, we expect that you have:
  • Accounting background. Ideally, more than two years of experience from a Big Four firm.
  • Experience as CFO, Head of Finance or Finance Director from a small or medium-sized business.
  • UK working permit.
  • Media and Conferences industry background preferred but not mandatory.
  • Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment, where you gain a tremendous amount of responsibility? Do you want to be part of an exceptional entrepreneurial team with young, motivated and extremely driven people? And are you curious or passionate about finance? If so, you might be our Controller.


  • Prepare annual budgets for effective financial planning.
  • Provide weekly updates on cash flow.
  • Conduct monthly P&L and cash updates for comprehensive financial insights.
  • Evaluate and implement cost optimisation programs.
  • Review intercompany and external loans to ensure optimal financial health.
  • Offer support to sales and operations teams.
  • Lead the Working Capital responsibilities.
  • Manage the Human Resources Financial Planning responsibilities.
  • Offer support to sales and operations teams.


What is United Media's main focus as a company?

United Media focuses on building large scale industry media and conferences products in sectors such as insurance, HR, private equity, retail, etc.

What are the main responsibilities of the Controller role?

The Controller is responsible for preparing annual budgets, providing cash flow updates, conducting monthly financial updates, implementing cost optimization programs, managing loans, supporting sales and operations teams, leading working capital responsibilities, and managing human resources financial planning.

What qualifications are expected from candidates applying for the Controller position?

Candidates are expected to have an accounting background with at least two years of experience from a Big Four firm, experience in a CFO, Head of Finance, or Finance Director role in a small or medium-sized business, a UK working permit, and preferably a background in the media and conferences industry.

What growth opportunities are available for the Controller within the company?

The Controller will have the opportunity to be a key player in building one of United Media's portfolio companies, work closely with the CEO on finances, participate in board meetings, and have unlimited growth potential within the company.

Entertainment & Media

Mission & Purpose

United Media channels offer endless options to viewers in choosing their entertainment and how and where to get it. We also offer a unique advertising service with the sale of advertising slots and precise targeting in line with the target group for select channels.