Finance Analyst

09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Monthly Accounts:

  • Own the month end process for overheads, including monthly accruals
  • Own the retro accrual process, liaising with Group Finance
  • Own the month end process for Mainstream, a wholly owned subsidiary
  • Own the reconciliation of petty cash account
  • Run Title Profitability reports - an analysis of sales and cost of sale by title, which provide supporting information for the month-end accounts process
  • Assist the HOCA and Senior Financial Analyst, as required

Month-End Reports:

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly KPI pack
  • Monthly reporting to external parties for Mainstream
  • Monthly overhead reports prepared and distributed to cost centre owners

Budgets and Forecasts:

  • Assist theHOCA and Senior Financial Analyst with the preparation and compilation of budget and forecast data and management reports, specifically:
    • Liaising with Sales to reconcile and analyse actual and forecast sales data
    • Liaising with editorial to check title detail to publishing schedules
    • Preparing backlist, sell-on and non-trade analysis to assist building budgets/forecast by brand, genre or author
    • Updating cost of sales data and projected sales data
    • Assisting with the production of budget packs
    • Own the budgeting and forecasting for overheads

Other Tasks:

  • Review acquisition P&Ls for sign off by the HOCA, in conjunction with the Editorial and Sales departments
  • Assist with producing ad-hoc P&Ls for titles and authors as requested.
  • Prepare quarterly Royalty provision true-up exercise
  • Manage petty cash
  • Work with Inventory Manager on excess stock reviews
  • Adhoc queries, as they arise

Some Employees May:

  • Work with more autonomy and less supervision as experience level grows
  • Work on Group-wide projects

To be successfully shortlisted you MUST meet the following requirements:

  • The ability to build good working relationships throughout the Group with both finance and non-finance colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral - with the ability to explain financial concepts to non-financial people
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills
  • The ability to multitask and handle competing priorities
  • A strong team player with interpersonal sensitivity
  • An individual who uses their initiative and makes the most of opportunities
  • A 'can-do' attitude with a willingness to learn


  • Prior experience within a finance analyst role
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills - must have confident and thorough working knowledge of pivots, vlookups, and complex formulae
  • Strong report building skills


Previous experience using SAP and Business Objects


  • £25-30k basic salary
  • Annual bonus
  • 25 days annaul leave + 8 bank holidays
  • Full ACCA or CIMA study support
  • Penion scheme
  • Healthcare