Finance Business Partner - 6 Month FTC - Global News & Streaming

Job Introduction

We are looking for a qualified and deadline focussed Finance Business Partner to support Global News & Streaming in a significant period of growth and change.

The Finance Business Partner will report to the Head of Finance, Global News & Streaming, with line management of a finance analyst. They will focus on forward-looking strategy and high priority projects, monitoring performance and making recommendations to drive long-term sustainable commercial returns.  They will add value through providing financial and strategic analysis and insight to influence key decisions, identify opportunities for revenue growth and support the development of commercial initiatives.

If you’re an individual seeking an opportunity to make an impact in a globally recognised and genuine leader in its field, then look no further.

Who we are:

BBC Studios offers a wide range of stretching, creative and impactful careers for talented people. We are one of the world’s leading production and distribution companies delivering TV, radio and online services to millions of people worldwide every day.

Global News & Streaming sits within BBC Studios’ Global Distribution business, which has revenues of over £500m and multiple office bases across the USA, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. We leverage intellectual property from the BBC and the wider British creative sector to generate value for rights holders and enhance their global reputation.

Global News & Streaming is an area of high growth and investment for BBC Studios, and we are looking to expand our Finance Partnering team as we grow our D2C and advertising business across our online and TV news products. The role is initially for 7 months with potential to become permanent as the operating model for this expanding part of the business evolves.

Role Responsibility

  • Shape long-term financial strategy, establishing a data-led approach to modelling future financial trends and engaging with finance counterparts and the wider business to align key assumptions
  • Produce quality research, analysis and financial modelling to support the development of strategic projects and commercial initiatives, as well as ad hoc strategic reviews
  • Deliver robust budgets and forecasts, advising business stakeholders on efficient allocation of resources and risk management
  • Establish clear KPIs for the business, monitoring performance and identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Support in the development and appraisal of investment proposals, evaluating options and making recommendations to ensure alignment with the strategic and financial plan
  • Work with counterparts across the business to build robust and efficient data processes to improve business decisions and performance

Are you the right candidate?

  • A convincing and persuasive communicator, required to modify beliefs and opinions of teams, as well as senior stakeholders, able to establish effective and collaborative relations across BBC departments, and external agencies/stakeholders where required.
  • Adept at managing numerous, diverse senior stakeholders, often operating under tight timescales and managing numerous competing priorities.
  • Possesses a strong understanding of the media sector and competitors, and the relevant in-depth knowledge of current industry trends and issues. Experience in advertising and/or D2C an advantage.
  • Experience of presenting ideas in a variety of formats for different audiences including written papers/reports and presentations.
  • Good understanding of finance principles with the ability to build and maintain complex financial models;
  • Professional accounting qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent preferred

Does this appeal to you? Do you feel you can bring this role to life in a new and insightful way - your way? Apply today for more information.


Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: 6 month FTC (potential to be extended)
Location: London TVC (Hybrid)

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.


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, 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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