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Position ID:

FINSEgfaSB

Team:

Finance

Location:

London

Benefits:

Competitive

Job Type:

Permanent

 

Job Title Group Finance Analyst – Group Finance

Line Manager Finance Manager – Group Finance

Direct Reports None

Role

Finance role supporting the Group Finance Manager and Head of Finance. Group Finance is a key function with oversight of all areas of the business and regular direct liaison with CFO/CEO.

The principle responsibility of the role is to assist in processing and delivering regular P&L performance reporting and current year forecasting across the News Corp UK & Ireland portfolio to the CFO, combined with ad hoc analysis to support the business, and in particular the CEO, in making decisions. Furthermore, the role will involve working alongside the TM1 Developers to understand the business process, implement improvements, assess issues and develop solutions for the Finance team.

Responsibilities

Weekly

  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of weekly results to the CFO
  • To assist in the logistics of the weekly reporting process
  • Investigate and solve any variances which arise during the weekly reporting process
  • Understand the full P&Ls for the News UK business comprised of titles; print and digital, print operations and brand extensions as well as Unruly and Wireless
  • Assist with investigating variances in results against expectations with other finance staff

Monthly Reporting

  • Completion of the month end process including system and organisational assistance
  • Consolidation of the News Corp UK numbers and the reporting required to support the sign off process
  • Offering assistance to teams where required and liaising with TM1 development team for problem resolution
  • Ensuring the Finance Manager is made aware of any problems or delays
  • Ensuring consolidation, tax and cash flow teams receive numbers at the end of each reporting cycle in line with the timetable
  • Supporting the on-going development of reporting outputs and monthly review process
  • Assist in the completion of US narrative explaining variances

Forecast/Budget

  • Providing systems and organisational assistance around the Budget and Forecast process
  • Consolidation of the News Corp UK numbers and the reporting required to support the sign-off process
  • Ensuring the Finance Manager is made aware of any problems or delays
  • Assist in the systems and process improvements with a view to making the process more efficient
  • Supporting the budgeting and forecast cycles for News UK, including:
    • Summary schedules for presentational purposes
    • Internal consistency
    • Assist in the completion of US narrative explaining variances
  • Assist in update and maintenance of forecast/budget books

Quarterly Reporting

  • Assisting with analysis and completion of narratives for the quarter end conference call

Ad Hoc

  • Providing ad hoc support to the Finance Manager and Head of Finance where required

System

  • Ensure TM1 cubes reconcile at the end of each reporting cycle and investigate any discrepancies between TM1 cubes
  • Own the TM1 development list and work with the TM1 team to drive changes
  • Identifying and developing process improvements and investigating solutions via TM1 development
  • Continuously improve financial processes and reporting, understanding the metrics.
  • Challenge and influence finance teams to ensure that efficient and effective processes are implemented.
  • Work closely with teams to understand requirements and scope out improvements.
  • Monitor systems and support users where necessary.
  • Investigate issues and develop solutions.
  • Plan, Scope, Develop and Implement multiple mini projects.
  • Ability to document and interpret the clients requirements, scope, build, test, improve and implement a system from end to end.

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified accountant
  • Pro-active individual who indicates via their actions a desire to get the job done
  • Experience of coordinating information involving multiple business areas
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Commercially aware with strong accounting skills
  • Strong report writing skills coupled with a high level of IT literacy in excel and ideally SAP and TM1
  • Tenacity and willingness to challenge at all levels
  • Drive and enthusiasm to develop the role and realise process efficiency
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with people across the business.
  • Proactive approach and good attention to detail.
  • Logical thinker and able to solve problems
  • Ability to work to deadlines

ABOUT US

News UK is home to some of the biggest names in Media, Including, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, Wireless, and Unruly to name but a few.

Wireless itself is also the home to some of the biggest names in radio Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, talkRADIO and some of the leading Local radio stations in the UK and Ireland.

Our newspapers and associated brands are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK and Wireless is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry

If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

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