Graduate Commercial Analyst, Marketing, £24K + Study

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Trace Recruit Ltd
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
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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