Commercial Finance Analyst - Sports Media

Recruiter
Cedar
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Sep 2019
Closes
10 Oct 2019
Ref
1237649266
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Commercial Finance Analyst - Sports Media - London

Cedar are working exclusively with a multinational Sports Media business in London, who are looking for an ambitious recently qualified professional for a sports focused commercial finance role.

This is a hands-on role managing the reporting across a range of sports rights & events, and for a high-achiever you can fast track in the business. The business has great retention and career nurturing, and across the business you can see examples of rapid internal promotion.

This is a business for ambitious high-flyers looking for a long and progressive career in the Sports or Media industries!

Reporting to the Finance Director, responsibilities include:

Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis

Preparation of forecasts for rights properties and on a 3 year rolling basis. This involves liaising with the Commercial and Production teams to ensure all relevant information is collected
Periodic cash-flow forecasting for rights properties
Overall football portfolio reporting and support for the Head of SportManagement and Commercial Accounting

Responsible for period end accounting closes for a range of rights properties (predominantly football assets)
Variance analysis of actual results against forecast
Preparation of periodic client accounting reports for rights properties including liaising with clients.
Compliance with obligations under client and customer contracts
Liaison with group accounts payable function to ensure all company payments are made on a timely basis.
Valuation and appraisal of new sports rights acquisition opportunities

Essential skills required:

Recently Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA)
Commercial acumen and senior stakeholder management
A strong interest in Sports and Media
Strong ability in Excel
Technical knowledge in revenue recognition and US GAAP desirable

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