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Accountant - Fixed-Term Contracts

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Job Introduction

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.  

Finance Central is at the heart of the BBC’s Finance function, delivering an integrated, sustainable and high quality accounting and reporting service to our business and Finance customers at the right level of cost.

Role Responsibility

  • Undertake the monthly reporting of financial performance in addition to other reporting to stakeholders,
  • Calculate a range of period end financial reporting adjustments, including complex consolidation adjustments
  • Develop and contribute to the budget and forecasting process, though the ownership of a range of long term financial models.
  • Provide professional financial support to a range of stakeholders, effective control of financial processes and delivering operational excellence.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have strong analytical skills and be fully qualified with a professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA, ACA, CIMA).  Financial Reporting knowledge and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, both within Finance Central and with the other divisions is especially important in this role. You will be required to operate independently but effective team playing is also important due to the nature and size of the Financial Reporting team. Experience of group consolidations would be desirable.

  • Qualified professional accounting e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence.
  • Experience of advanced excel and modelling skills, in relation to key finance information including budgets and forecasts.
  • Ability to manage senior stakeholders including explaining complex data / principles to non-finance professionals.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practical application of accounting principles and controls, with experience of consolidation adjustments desirable.

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

(d) Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

Job Details:

Band -

Location - Cardiff

Contract Details: 1 x 6 month fixed term contract or attachment, 1 x 12 month fixed term contract or attachment and 1 x 15 months contract or attachment 

We’re happy to discuss flexible working.  Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application.  There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to.  Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage. 

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 25 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.


About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. 

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here



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