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Production Analyst - Theaters - London/Woking

  • Location: Woking
  • Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum + Bonus
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 27 days ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Elisha Demeester
  • Contact Email: elisha.demeester@handle.co.uk
  • Start Date: asap
  • Expiry Date: 19 April 2024
  • Job Ref: BH - 0020032024001

We are looking for a Production Analyst to join leading and rapidly expanding Theatre group. An ideal candidate should be highly professional, proactive with excellent communication skills alongside a strong passion for the performing arts. Self-motivated, with a strong sense of customer service, you will be flexible to ever-changing business priorities, have a calm attitude and be solution focused.

This role offers hybrid working and requires regular trips to the Woking office.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyse financial and non-financial data to create actionable insight to the future profitability of the productions & programming

  • Support the Head of Production Finance in delivery of the production budgeting and forecasting process

  • Assist in developing reporting, forecasting and budget models to support the business as necessary, including regular KPI reporting

  • Liaise with key stakeholders to agree pricing and commission (royalty) requirements

  • Review royalty statements and distribution to royalty holders

  • Maintain a financial database for all productions

  • Contribute to the preparation of the monthly management accounts, challenging results to ensure accuracy and providing reporting and analysis as appropriate

  • Actively work with operational management to develop an understandings of production performance, carrying out research to identify opportunities to grow revenue and profit

  • Challenge and control the making of informed business decisions, using both financial and non-financial metrics

  • As required, prepare information in support of strategic presentations. Understand the needs and wants of key stakeholders to provide them with what they need

  • Prepare thorough and consistent production models, challenging assumptions, preparing sensitivity and return on investment analysis

  • Build key stakeholder relationships and communicate frequently with producers and production accounting teams to ensure costs are tracked and data is accurate

  • Assist with internal and external audits

  • Respond to ad-hoc data and analysis requests in a timely and effective manner

  • Any adhoc duties as and when required

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum three years' financial experience, production accounting experience is desirable

  • Theatre Production Accounting would be ideal

  • Experience with union shows and guidelines

  • Proficient in building budgets

  • Well organised, process driven, and delivery focused

  • Ability to turn complex concepts into simple language

  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving

  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel and proficient user of Microsoft PowerPoint; experience with PowerBI also desirable

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