Senior Finance Analyst (Cost) - Leading Entertainment - London

Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst (Cost) - Leading Entertainment - London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH030320
Contact Name: Andrew Stevens
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 03, 2021 15:24

Job Description

Senior Finance Analyst (Cost) - Leading Entertainment - Central London

A newly role within a leading entertainment client has opened up for a Senior Finance Analyst. The role is an exciting opportunity to join the finance team as a senior analyst to own a variety of accounting, reporting and planning responsibilities to deliver accurate, timely results; insight to commercial teams in the business; and model future projected performance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Analyse actual results against budget, forecast and prior year providing insightful commentary on variances
  • Support the analyst on consolidating management accounts from source financial information in multiple systems taking account of varying currencies and inter company eliminations between the business units within the division
  • Support the analyst on submission of business unit results in the consolidation system for relevant business units and reconciliation of submissions to supporting management packs.
  • Own recognition of brand, marketing, capital and operating expenditure for the division including analysis of progression against budget/forecast.
  • Support the analyst in classifying and accruing such costs in accordance with group accounting policy and GAAP.
  • Oversee the multiple intercompany trading relationships ensuring correct application of intercompany deal terms and policy.
  • Review journal entries made by the analyst to ensure accuracy and compliance with internal control framework.
  • Day to day contact with brand and marketing teams providing analysis on an as needed basis to inform and influence campaigns run by these teams globally.
  • Develop insightful analysis of global brand performance to enable timely, recurring information is provided to brand leads to influence future content and promotional strategy.
  • Develop analytics and dashboards over time using software such as Power BI to drive improved KPI tracking and the quality of information sharing with the brand, marketing and production teams.
  • Modelling of 3-year capital and operating expense budgets and quarterly re-forecasts including data manipulation and analytics from source system information.
  • Work closely with the commercial teams to derive, model and explain assumptions used in expense projections ensuring that teams are sufficiently challenged to yield ambitious but achievable targets.
  • Support analyst on submissions of the budgets into the consolidation system ensuring submissions accurately reconcile to the budget models

Key skills:

  • Ideally fully qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA
  • Previous experience working within a similar role
  • A background within a Creative business is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Excel and preferably analytics software as Power BI
  • Positive attitude and team-oriented

Apply today!

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