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Finance Business Partner, Commercial Planning and Analysis - FTC

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Job Introduction

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, operate in 22 markets globally and generate 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.

Due to internal movements, we are seeking a Finance Business Partner, on a 12 month fixed term contract. The Finance Business Partner will support the Head of CP&A and the business in providing an overall view of forecasted performance of the business area, supporting deals and providing proactive strategic analysis.

Responsible for delivering business wide strategic insight, best practice and standardised ways of working, managing three analysts within the CP&A team. As a CP&A Manager, you will provide financial and sales analysis to the wider business, reporting into the Head of CP&A. You will support the Global business in all aspects of the annual budget, quarterly forecast and long term planning processes, including consolidation and analysis of regional plans and commercial insight, developing P&L forecasts where required.

This is an exciting and attractive opportunity for a Finance Business Partner who will relish the opportunity to join this newly transformed division.

Role Responsibility

Responsible for commercially focussed and insightful financial and non-financial forecasting and analysis, that enables sound decision making through clear and concise presentation tailored for both finance and non-finance stakeholders.

Responsible for managing three analysts, who are able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of their business areas to deliver insightful and consistent analysis, as well as robust deal and investment assessments, focusing on capitalising on our IP.

Identify opportunities for analysis, carrying it out and delivering to the business or the Head of Commercial Finance as applicable to support decision making.

Provide pragmatic advice to commercial teams to help deliver most value for the organisation whilst applying best practice methodologies.

In collaboration with other FP&A Managers, promote the consistent use of tools and standardised financial forecasting and analysis processes.

Are you the right candidate?

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

With a proven track record in commercial finance, you’ll possess strong numerical and analytical skills reflecting an ability to manipulate and interpret data. With demonstrable use of initiative, you anticipate issues and present practical solutions to deliver high quality output to tight deadlines.

A successful Finance Business Partner demonstrates a collaborative, proactive and self-motivated character with strong organisational skills, and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities against conflicting deadlines. You’ll be adept at influencing across the board, with an adaptive and inclusive communication style. Proficient in Excel and advanced modelling experience, you are skilled at creating and maintaining complex financial models. Accomplished in forecasting, reporting and consolidations in a complex multinational and experience in a multi-currency business environment is advantageous. A strong working knowledge of SAP/Business Warehouse is preferable

Package Description

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 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

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.

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  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.  

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.   

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


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