Commercial Finance Analyst

Bath, UK
Competitive salary
04 May 2021
19 May 2021
DescriptionOur Commercial Finance team handle the finance processes for all things online advertising! As a Commercial Finance Analyst you'll provide key management information to the operational functions in the business as well as being a key link between the finance department and the business.

This is an opportunity to support a rapidly growing business across three main financial areas of reporting, forecasting & planning and driving insights. You'll influence and drive data around all things budgets and forecasting and will embed yourself into the ethos of your partners to really understand the business. You'll work hand in hand with the business to prepare weekly trading updates and short term forecasts, process monthly reconciliations of revenue and costs as well as variance analysis.

Are you looking for your next step in finance? Do you thrive working in a role with masses of exposure and opportunity to support a company with a diverse offering? Then this might be the role for you!

You'll provide key support to the Financial Planning and Analysis cycle with significant involvement in the budget and re-forecast construct and collation as well as supporting ad-hoc deep dive analysis and insight that can influence decision making.

Understanding and reporting
  • Prepare and distribute robust management information and analysis, consisting of both Financial and Non-Financial metrics to the business and report key variances.
  • Set up reporting and measurement frameworks for new business areas
  • Working with the commercial finance managers and business leaders, to provide data and insight to drive operational performance and improve profitability
  • Engage with the business leaders and operational teams, to drive robust financial decision making supporting the long-term strategy of the business with critical metric reporting
  • Support the month end process, reviewing outputs and delivering commentaries that provides insight into business performance
  • Produce the weekly sales report for the ELT and Sales Directors
  • Deliver appropriate reporting/analysis to the business
  • Reconciliation and posting of revenue, costs and balance sheets as part of the month end process, including liaising with billing and AP teams

Forecasting and planning
  • Support the commercial finance managers during the annual planning process for the business owner; drive the development of local operational plans that support the financial expectations. Build models to support budgeting and forecasting. Ensure that the business is accountable for the plans.

Insight to drive opportunities and limit risks
  • Maintain rolling forecasts supported by immediate threats and opportunities. Use these to support the month end close.
  • Work collaboratively with Business leaders on longer term threats and opportunities. Providing insight that can influence decision making.

RequirementsA successful candidate will have proven work experience within a financial analysis role or will possess a relevant finance degree. You'll have sophisticated Excel skills with the ability to build pivot tables, macros and use VLOOKUP's. Experience within the advertising or digital industry would be highly advantageous.

BenefitsWhat will I get in return:As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:
  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)
  • A share in our success- every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Complete flexibility to work from home however you can chose to work in one of our offices when they reopen!
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Discounted gym membership and onsite health & wellbeing (yoga at lunch anyone?!)
  • Annual Future conference - get together with your colleagues to celebrate success and look forward to what's next
  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

We are FutureConnectors. Creators. Experience Makers

Future is a global multi-platform media company and leading digital publisher, with scalable brands and diversified revenue streams. We are dedicated to connecting over 300 million people worldwide with their passions, through expert content, world-class events and cutting-edge proprietary technology. We have big ambitions to transform media and change people's lives.

We have a market-leading portfolio of over 220 brands spanning across technology, gaming, TV & entertainment, women's lifestyle, music, sport, creative and photography, home interest and B2B. You may have heard of us...

But a stellar heritage isn't enough. We continue to grow our portfolio and launch new brands, restlessly looking to improve, innovate and push the boundaries of what can be done. We develop leading-edge technology which is disrupting the media marketplace.

Together, we're exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for - our audiences, clients, staff and shareholders. In a short space of time, Future has transformed into an innovative global media platform.

We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work with endless opportunities to forge a career. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, so we don't have a Future HQ but a globally connected workforce across the UK, US, Europe and Australia

Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story.

Let's do this!To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is your dream job!

Inclusion & DiversityAt Future we are passionate about ensuring that as a business, we are continuing to promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do.

Future is an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process will be free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respects all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values which will continue to ensure that all applicants, current and future employees are treated with respect and fairness.

We are continuing to be inclusive in our approach to flexible working, ensuring that we are making adjustments where required and providing our employees the tools and support to enable them to grow and flourish in their careers.

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