Finance Business Analyst, 9month attachment/FTC

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
17 Jun 2021
06 Jul 2021
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Job Introduction

A wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, have offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The business generates revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC Public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Business Analyst to join the UK Finance team on a 9month fixed-term contract. This role will be primarily working across the physical sale of BBC Studios content (DVD) however there will also be the opportunity to assist with reporting for other lines of businesses. For the DVD business, this will involve undertaking the preparation and reporting of financial performance against forecast, resolution of queries, and deliver continuous improvements in process across finance operations.

The Finance Business Analyst will support the Finance Business Partner in embedding the recently implemented SAP Analytics Cloud ("SAC") system within the business for more transparent reporting, as well as handling other ad hoc reporting requests. Our Finance Actuals and Reporting team comprises 4 analysts and works closely with the CP&A team to ensure actuals are correctly reflected in the forecast process.

Role Responsibility

You will support the DVD business with month-end activities and reporting; providing insight into variances and working with the outsourced finance team to reconcile and provide complete and accurate reporting. You will also support with invoicing queries and provide ad-hoc support to the wider Consumer Products and Licensing finance team. Updating monthly P&L for all business lines and consolidating commentary.

You will liaise with business stakeholders to support monthly Business Case Reviews and commercial business decisions and work with the outsourced finance team to ensure that all accounts are reconciled and discrepancies investigated. You will also be responsible for the day-to-day management of an outsourced team member.

You will identify and report all risks and opportunities across the P&L and Balance Sheet, and perform regular comprehensive Balance Sheet reconciliations. You will ensure compliance with all regulatory and internal control requirements. At year-end, you will proactively assist with the annual close, supporting analysis schedules, and statutory audit review.

You will be an advocate of the SAC reporting system for all lines of business and proactively identify and recommend improvements to internal controls, processes, and methodologies.

The Ideal Candidate

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.

You will be a finance professional from a commercial finance function in a complex matrix organisation, with reporting experience.

You must be a confident communicator with the ability to work effectively and forge relationships with a range of stakeholders. You will have knowledge of the theory and practical application of accounting principles and controls and experience preparing month-end reporting.

You must be self-sufficient, organised, and have experience meeting reporting deadlines.

Ideally, you will also have knowledge of BPC and S4 Hana and an interest in the media industry.

Technical accounting knowledge gained from a professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACA,ACCA,CIMA) or equivalent work experience would be advantageous.


Package Description

Band: D
Contract: 9 month attachment/FTC
Location: TVC, London W12

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: [CH JOB REF] in the subject.
  • Flexible / agile working - opportunities across the business
  • Excellent career progression - the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities - our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the Company

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to the viewer no matter where they are.

The BBC Group has set out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform our programming and better represent the public we serve.We have the biggest financial investment to on-air inclusion in the industry, together with our existing commissioning budget, we are committed to throwing open our doors more widely than ever to diverse stories and diverse storytellers. Together with a diverse workforce we will accelerate the pace of change in increasing diversity and inclusion both on and off air

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.

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