Management Accountant

Recruiter
Channel 4
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Sep 2019
Closes
18 Sep 2019
Ref
1260967238
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Job title Management Accountant - Content Finance Reports to Head of Content Finance Department Finance Job Purpose This role presents an excellent opportunity to work within C4's Content Finance team who have responsibility for all aspects of forecasting, accounting and reporting of the transmission budgets for content across C4, E4, More4, Film4, 4seven and All4. The team ensure that the schedule meets OFCOM quotas and operates within Board agreed financial parameters. This role plays an essential part of the business day-to-day activities with great exposure to the Commissioning leadership team through maintenance of the current years forecast position for C4. The main purpose of the role is to support the Head of Content Finance in providing monthly reporting and analysis related to C4 content spend, including the close management of the stock and cash positions. It requires a qualified accountant, currently working at assistant or management accountant level who is able to demonstrate strong business partnering ability alongside exceptional attention to detail and a passion for C4 content. Key Responsibilities Reporting and Control Preparation and review of monthly, quarterly and annual transmission costs, including: Posting accruals and other journals with full back-up Monitoring all key and material transactions and postings Cost per hour and genre analysis Tracking against budget & forecasts Cash Flow and Stock Variance analysis Commentaries Preparation and review of reporting packs with full commentary on business performance Assist in the development and continuous improvement of management reporting systems, processes, controls and output KPI analysis and forecasting Ad hoc reporting Business Support Work closely with the Finance Manager to build relationships with key contacts across the business and within the Finance department Understand the business areas, identify key issues, interpret and understand financial aspects of contracts, understand and explain trends, variances and anomalies in the results Ad hoc financial analysis and evaluation of cash forecasts Ensuring robust internal controls around financial information Analysis and Business Planning Accurate preparation of the monthly TX forecast for C4 Main including analysis and explanation of key movements, budget reconciliations, data integrity checks and review of any unscheduled stock with Channel Management Close working capital management through liaison with PFM's Assist Finance Manager in preparation of three year plans / Budget; half-year and year-end audit Project Support Work closely with the Finance Manager, providing support on ad hoc projects and analysis where required including input to the preparation of PIF's Provide analysis for Q reviews and Annual Report disclosures as required Essential Experience & Skills Qualified accountant currently operating at MA or AMA level Highly numerate with excellent analytical ability Experience of the media sector and/or a consumer facing business Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Customer orientated with proven ability to develop close relationships with key contacts and understand key business issues. Advanced Excel Skills and intermediate level Word and PowerPoint. Enthusiastic and self- motivated team player with the ability to plan and execute tasks unsupervised Excellent attention to detail. Flexible and able to work to tight deadlines Ability to distil large amounts of data and information into succinct documents and reports Ability to translate complex information for a non-financial audience Resilient, hard working with strong communication skills Strong analytical skills; with an interest in detail but able to see the big picture Strong time management skills; organised in their work and comfortable working across multiple areas, able to prioritise the important issues High levels of personal credibility, professionalism and ethical standards A strong interest in C4 content Full Role Description Further information Celebrating diversity is at the heart of Channel 4's purpose both on-screen and off-screen. Being different is therefore at our core - and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds encourages our workforce to be vibrant, creative and think differently. Our goal is also to be truly reflective of the makeup of society and we actively recruit from groups that are under-represented in the media sector. So we welcome difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. We have won awards from Stonewall for our work on screen and in the workplace, we are a member of the Business Disability Forum, and we are signed up as a Disability Confident employer with the Department of Work & Pensions. Channel 4 also won the company National Diversity Award - 2016. At the end of 2016 Channel 4 was awarded the National Equality Standard by EY, the only company ever to be placed at the highest level 'Institutionlised Inclusion'. We understand that disabled people might have concerns about being discriminated against if they declare their disability when applying for a job. If that's you then don't worry - we will judge you on your abilities and fit against the job description. We are happy to discuss with you any adjustments you need to give you a level playing field during recruitment and then, if you're made an offer, we can then discuss with you the adjustments you might need to get on with the job and develop your career. Furthermore we can offer a guaranteed interview to any disabled applicant who meets the essential skills or experience listed above.

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