Finance Business Analyst, Merchandising UK Region - 12months attachment/FTC

Job Introduction

A wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production, and distribution of bold, British content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, have offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The business generates revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC Public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.

We have an opportunity for a Finance Business Analyst to join the UK Region finance team on a 12month fixed term contract. You will act as the link between licensees, agents, the sales team within Merchandising, and the finance team. The responsibilities of the role will include
ensuring accuracy on billings and process improvement work. You will also have the opportunity to support the implementation of a new system and act as the finance representative for our Brainbase project.

The UK Finance - Actuals and Reporting team comprises four analysts and works closely with the CP&A team to ensure actuals are correctly reflected in the forecast process.

Role Responsibility

You will support the Merchandising business by ensuring billing is accurate and timely, which will involve close management of the finance operational process, and royalty and payaway calculations. It will also involve working with our outsourced finance team to reconcile and provide complete and accurate reporting. You will also support with invoicing queries and provide ad-hoc support to the Merchandising sales team to allow them to progress deals.

You will liaise with business stakeholders to support commercial business decisions and work with the outsourced finance team to ensure that all accounts are reconciled and discrepancies investigated.

The Ideal Candidate

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do

A ‘self-starter’ finance professional with experience working in a commercial finance function in a complex matrix organisation, with reporting experience.

You must be a confident communicator with the ability to work effectively and forge relationships with a range of stakeholders. You will have knowledge of the theory and practical application of accounting principles and controls, as well as an excellent understanding of the finance operational process.

Ideally, you will have experience of business partnering in a finance role and reviewing commercial licensing contracts.

You must be self-sufficient, organised, and have a keen interest in the media industry. Ideally, you will have relevant licensing system experience.


Package Description

Band: D 
Contract type: 12months FTC
Location: TVC, London W12

Working pattern: Hybrid working (Home-based plus based 2-3 days per week in the office)

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  • Flexible / agile working - opportunities across the business. We’re happy to discuss a formal flexible working pattern. 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 (plus an additional day 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.

About the Company

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to the viewer no matter where they are.

The BBC Group has set out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform our programming and better represent the public we serve. We have the biggest financial investment to on-air inclusion in the industry, together with our existing commissioning budget, we are committed to throwing open our doors more widely than ever to diverse stories and diverse storytellers. Together with a diverse workforce we will accelerate the pace of change in increasing diversity and inclusion both on and off air

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.


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