Al Jazeera is one of the world's most powerful broadcasters. Its reputation has been earned through a visionary and courageous set of journalistic ideals. It has revolutionised news coverage, especially in the Middle East, presenting uncensored reporting and open debate.

In 2006, Al Jazeera launched a new English-language international network based in London, Washington, Kuala Lumpur and with headquarters in Doha, Qatar. The new network carries a truly global agenda to a world audience.

Al Jazeera is an equal opportunities employer. No agencies please.

Unfortunately at present we are unable to offer internships or work experience at any of our broadcast centres, although this situation is currently under review by our HR staff. Any updates will be posted here.



Financial Controller-Europe plus (Based in London)

We are looking for an effective team leader with a clear understanding of what it takes to be successful; the individual holding this position should have excellent communications abilities, strong interpersonal and financial skills that are consistent with the organisation’s culture.

Reporting into the Group Financial Controller in Doha, you are required to work closely with the senior management team in London, the bureaux and Doha. Travel to Doha and other broadcast centres in Washington and Kuala Lumpur may be required from time-to-time.
 
The Financial Controller will also:
  • Be to able to create a vision and goals that inspire and motivate the finance team; they should be result-oriented and able to help other team members improve their performance.
  • Be a facilitator who can bring together the necessary tools, information, and resources for the finance team to operate effectively and efficiently; they should understand the big picture and be able to identify potential opportunities and threats to the organisation as a result of changes in the business environment.
  • Be able to teach other team members and help them develop to their fullest potential while maintaining an appropriate balance of authority and accountability; they should be a role model who is able to “walk the talk” and demonstrate the type of behavior and professionalism desired from finance team members.
Duties will include:
  • Define, develop and implement Finance/Accounting plans, policies and procedures in line with corporate Finance strategy in order to support the achievement of overall business objectives.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of plans, policies and procedures through leadership of a specialist Finance Department team – setting goals and objectives, managing performance, developing and motivating employees - in order to ensure the highest levels of performance are achieved.
  • Assist and monitor all aspects of the Finance Department including but not limited to AP, AR, payroll and GL. 
  • Provide high-level, strategic consultative advice as required to other business area senior managers to allow the realisation of cost saving or efficiency opportunities. 
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with other departments and senior business management as well as external agencies and service providers in order to understand ongoing business activities and the impact on the financial management and support the smooth provision of finance / accounting services across the organisation and promote the image of the Company externally. 
  • Maintain an awareness of best practice techniques and tools in the area of financial management so the department optimises efficiency, levels of service and quality of output. 
  • Maintain on-going awareness of statutory and legal requirements and ensure these are communicated to the related employees. 
  • Attend and contribute to business planning in order to communicate effectively within the organisation and provide financial/accounting input and support to overall business decision-making 
  • Manage and control the production and submission a monthly financial statement package according to stated schedules so that the company complies with statutory reporting requirements and senior managers in other business areas are accurately apprised of financial performance. 
  • Liaise with external bodies and representatives (e.g. regulatory authorities, external auditors, Group company representatives) as required to ensure that any queries are answered in a prompt and efficient manner. 
  • Coordinate completion of internal and annual statutory audits
  • Establish and maintain a system for monitoring and protecting fixed assets.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Commerce and ACCA/CPA qualified with at least 5 years post qualification experience in a senior finance role and knowledge and experience of working in the media/broadcasting industry. 
  • Must also have working knowledge of Microsoft Great Plains accounting system.
  • You will have also managed a team of finance staff and be able to demonstrate motivational, leadership and inspiration skills to develop those who report into this role.

If you wish to apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to ed.ebbern@hudson.com. For more information call +44 (0) 20 7187 6136. Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required.