Business Planning & Analysis Manager

England, London
29 Jan 2018
26 Feb 2018
James Skeath
Job Role
Business Analyst
Contract Type
Level of qualification

A global media company is looking to bring on a commercially minded qualified accountant to be a crucial part of the current finance team.

Client Details

A top tier global media company based in Central London looking to grow their finance function to accommodate the increase in demand for their services.


  • Take responsibility for overseeing the preparation of the management accounts
  • Work with the subsidiary accountants to ensure accurate and timely accounting information is received, ensuring a full understanding of the P&L and variances
  • Understand and comment on variances to budget, forecast and prior year
  • Support senior department managers in reviewing financial performance
  • Leading the financial budget and forecasting process
  • Managing the Assistant Management Accountant in developing that role to supply timely information to the business.
  • Title profitability analysis and financial analysis to support the senior management team in decision making.
  • Assist the Financial Controller with the year-end supporting working papers and additional analysis for the audit file and tax computations
  • Continually improve working practices and reports for the Business to support their changing needs

  • Key team member in finance IT system upgrade

  • Ad hoc requests and analysis from Financial Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Business Directors


  • CIMA/ACA qualified accountant, ideally with Publishing experience
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Strong finance systems knowledge, including system implementation - specifically, knowledge of Sage K3 and Qlikview report-writing skills are essential.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel especially using Vlookup, pivot tables etc.
  • Experience of Business Objects preferable but not essential
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly learn how the business works and then use that knowledge to sense-check numbers produced in the accounts

Job Offer

Fantastic career opportunities with a commercial element to the role.

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