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Content Accountant

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Job Introduction

The BBC is the leading Children's broadcaster in the UK. We are proud of the award-winning content we make across all platforms. BBC Children's & Education is committed to offering the best cross-platform and on-demand service for all UK children, providing a trusted environment which is enriching, enabling and relevant to the under 12's. Our content seeks to entertain, inform and empower children, adding real value to their lives.

Behind our content, we need to make the numbers speak to be able to create value for money programmes that appeal to as wide a ranging audience as possible. Our team of Content Accountants make this possible, and we are now looking for another Content Accountant to join the team. 

The Content Accountant will be based within BBC Children’s and Education Embedded Finance team and reports to the Finance Business Partner. The role will support all areas of Children’s production management and work closely with the business areas, and ensure the department adheres to the appropriate procedural policies.

Role Responsibility

The Content Accountant will provide financial support to our Business Managers, Editors, Budget Holders and wider financial teams where necessary, putting into place effective controls and applying continuous improvement methods across our key processes alongside the usual budgeting & forecasting, and accounting & reporting. 

Given that we work in a creative industry, a key part of this role is to communicate regularly with non-financial stakeholders in a way that can be understood by all, and taking what can be often jargon heavy Accounting standards and translating them into practical solutions. 

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a part qualified or qualified Accountant with experience of delivering high quality accounting and reporting services in a Production or Media environment. Knowledge of theory is important however, we are looking for someone who can take financial theories and apply them practically to us with the ability to communicate this effectively and in an understandable way to the teams that you will support. 

Package Description

Band: C 
Contract type: 15 month fixed-term contract or attachment 
Location: Salford 

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 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

About the Company

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic 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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