Finance Business Partner, EMEA, Global Distribution (Maternity Cover)

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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.

We are seeking an experienced Finance Business Partner, on a permanent basis. The Finance Business Partner will support the Head of Finance EMEA and the wider 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 Finance EMEA. You will support the region 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.

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 two 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 Finance EMEA 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.

The role will also work alongside the Finance Manager for Actuals & Reporting (A&R) EMEA to understand year-to-date variances to forecast so these can be captured within a rolling Risks & Opportunities list.

The Ideal 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. Industry knowledge would also be desirable, but isn't essential.  


Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: 12 month Fixed Term Contract/Attachment (Maternity Leave Cover) 
Location: London

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

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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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