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Finance Business Partner - Content

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Job Introduction

A new opportunity for a Finance Business Partners has become available within the BBC’s Content division. BBC Content is responsible for BBC iPlayer, BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC Four – as well as BBC Sport and our online youth channel, BBC Three. We are responsible for over a billion pounds of expenditure every year and commission some of the biggest titles in the UK, including Strictly Come Dancing, Eastenders, Blue Planet, Line of Duty, Top Gear, etc. Our Television services reach 80% of UK adults and over half of 16-34s each week.

We are now recruiting into one of the Finance Business Partner (FBP) roles.

Role Responsibility

The role will focus on two key aspects of our work:

  1. Unifying our core financial information from across the business to ensure strong financial management of our resources – including partnering with, influencing, and bringing together the Planning team, the genre business teams, and the Divisional Financial Controller team to leverage key business insights and analysis
  2. Bespoke support to our strategic projects, including decision support and investment appraisal, working with Strategy to develop/deliver transformational change, working with the Audiences team to mesh together financial and performance data, and undertaking financial analysis to solve business problems and drive efficiency

The role will require the successful candidate to engage with the business to identify and lead complex financial analysis in order to better understand key business challenges and potential solutions. In turn, they will deliver and implement recommendations that support the achievement of our divisional objectives.

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Previous experience in the TV industry and a detailed understanding of the process of commissioning and producing content for VOD services and linear channels
  • A high degree of commercial acumen, including experience working in or supporting the finance function of a commercial broadcaster or VOD service, and ability to support and challenge the financial viability of key decisions
  • A background in financial analysis and assessment that incorporates an ability to interpret and draw meaning from complex financial data (e.g. a professional accounting qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • A sense of curiosity to unpick, understand, and share the story told by the financial and other quantitative data
  • A demonstrable passion for and knowledge of the BBC, including an understanding of our Group structure and the opportunities and challenges faced by our organisation   

Further skills can be found on the appendix section of the attached JD.

Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: Permanent 
Location: London, W1A 1AA

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

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

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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. 

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