Finance Business Analyst, Content Partnerships

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

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.

The Finance Business Analyst will support the Finance Manager, Content and Brands by being accountable for the end-to-end finance operations of the Content Partnerships and Brands divisions at BBC Studios. You will be involved in commercial projects, forge effective relationships with key stakeholders across the BBC Studios business and the opportunity to progress and develop your finance career.

The Content Partnerships team plays a key role in enabling a group-wide understanding of distribution margins, including analyses of margin enhancing and dilutive drivers in both actuals and forecast. The team also maintains the integrity and control of financial systems and processes over c£400m of distribution costs alongside business partnering with the Brands division across customer engagement, genre teams, digital consumer engagement, insight and creative.

Role Responsibility

Business Support
  • Help resolve key business issues and problems by delivering solutions and recommendations, based on sound analysis, for the Finance Manager and/or relevant operational stakeholder - sharing external and BBC-wide knowledge and good practice
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the divisional business - building and developing effective relationships with key business contacts

Analysis & Insight
  • Deliver high quality financial and business analysis with recommendations for solving business problems and to influence and challenge business decisions
  • Effectively bring together a range of source information and data to highlight business issues and potential options to help resolve problems or mitigate risk

Stakeholder Management
  • Build and develop strong relationships with key business and finance stakeholders
  • Ensure Finance Business Analysts and the relevant Finance teams are informed of issues, analysis, and decisions that impact them or require their support/views

The Ideal Candidate

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Experience in the review and analysis of financial data from a range of source information to identify trends or themes and to suggest solutions/recommendations
  • Ability to take complex data/principles and to communicate these in an understandable way to the wider BBC team
  • Possess strong numerical and analytical skills, reflecting an ability to manipulate and interpret data
  • Proficient in Excel, advanced modelling skills with the ability to create and maintain complex financial models
  • Previous financial experience in media, a global commercial business, or accountancy firm will be highly advantageous
  • Experience in forecasting, reporting, and consolidations in a complex multinational, multi-currency business, in addition to cash management and reporting, will be advantageous


Package Description

Band: D
Contract: Permanent
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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