Graduate Commercial Analyst, Marketing, £24K + Study

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Recruiter
Trace Recruit Ltd
Location
London
Salary
22000.0000
Posted
02 Feb 2017
Closes
02 Mar 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Junior Commercial Analyst, Recent Graduate, Marketing Services, £24,000 + Study

A rare opportunity to join a leading Publisher has arisen due to company growth. Our client is looking for a driven and enthusiastic graduate to join their finance team.

A key member of the Commercial Finance team, working to complete forecasts and budgets, acquisition process, month end financial reporting requirements and various other commercial and strategic support.

Key responsibilities:

  • Forecasting and Budgeting:

- Assisting the budgeting and forecasting process on a quarterly basis to enable financials to be consolidated into the group P&L for reporting to the US parent company

- Ensuring that the timing and phasing of future publication releases are accurately reflected in the budget and forecast

- Perform initial reviews of draft P&Ls & related work for completeness & accuracy

- Work with other areas of the business (e.g. editorial, sales, production and marketing) to gain relevant information to help compile budget and forecast

- Produce budget/forecast packs to deadline for the business to be presented to key UK Exec members

- Gaining an excellent knowledge of Hyperion Planning for use in the forecasting/budgeting process

  • Acquisitions Process Related:

- Review and report on previous published book performance to assist with influencing decisions for future acquisitions

- Preparation of investment cases for new acquisitions including liaising with key departments to gain the relevant information

  • Financial Reporting:

- Assist in month end analysis of actual performance of the division (and departments within) against forecast and budget

- Ensure cost control by identifying and understanding major variances to forecast and budget

- Maintain the database for monitoring retrospective discounts

- Preparation of reports for monthly divisional executive meetings, including month end commercial pack

  • Ad hoc analysis and support of the division:

- To assist the Commercial Director when required to provide the division with financial information to assist with further commercial decisions, examples of this include:

- Sales reporting to show trends and inform future forecasts

- Ebook to physical trend analysis

- Analysis of costs - production, marketing, plant, royalties

  • Requirements:

- Flexible and hard working with a can-do attitude

- The individual will be financially supported through ACCA/CIMA qualifications alongside their day-to- day role

  • Useful but not essential:

- Experience of working in a media environment or demonstrable interest in media

- Degree educated - 2:1 minimum

- Book lover!

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