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Group Finance Manager - FTC/attachment

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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 have an opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager to join our Group Finance team on a 12 month fixed term contract. Reporting to the Head of Group FP&A and Consolidation, the Finance Manager - Group is part of the FP&A and Consolidation team, which is primarily accountable for all Group internal reporting activities, working closely with the external reporting team to ensure alignment.  The role is responsible for managing one direct report. 

The Finance Manager - Group FP&A will support the Head of Group FP&A and Consolidation in understanding and shaping the financial reporting of the Group.  Responsibilities include owning and managing a number of areas within Group Finance, including the annual Budget and Long Range Plan, the biannual Segmental Analysis requirements and the actuals and forecast reporting for the Corporate Services areas. In addition to this the role includes a large amount of ad hoc work and analysis to review and implement change to current systems in order to anticipate business needs and provide enhanced financial information to the CFO and the Board.

Role Responsibility

Manage the annual Budget & Long Range Plan cycle. Elements include preparing timelines and guidelines, liaising with operational finance teams and IT, managing group consolidation process, applying sensitivity scenarios and preparing pack for presentation to Board and Commercial Holdings Board.

Manage the submission of all Budget & Long Range Plan information to BBC Public Service, our ultimate parent company, and maintain the team’s close working relationship with the BBC Public Service finance teams

Produce of the Segmental Analysis note in the Annual Report which provides clear communication to stakeholders of the performance of each line of business as well as the basis for costs’ allocation

Partner with stakeholders (including BBC Studios Executive board members) to prepare actuals, forecasts, budget and long range plan information for Corporate Services areas. Deal with ad hoc requests and audit queries at year-end

Identify, and drive to implementation improvements to the management information, financial systems and decision making practices across the Group

Build strong working relationships with BBC Group Finance, operational finance teams across the Group and IT to ensure that issues are anticipated and resolved constructively on a timely basis.

Are you the right candidate?

You will possess a financial qualification (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) and knowledge of Group Finance and the processes delivered from the central function. You'll be confident in your numerical and analytical skills, and be accomplished in manipulating data in Excel and use PowerPoint in a engaging manner, in addition to strong project management and organisational skills. You'll be an effective communicator, able to build rapport across multiple functions at all levels and investigate challenge with ease. Experience in managing and co-ordinating the consolidation process across a multidivisional organisation would be highly desirable, in addition to being able to anticipate issues and deliver practical solutions with a high quality output to tight deadlines.

Ability to motivate a team to deliver quality output to deadline in a challenging environment is essential. You'll possess a genuine drive, enthusiasm and commitment to improve the effectiveness of management reporting processes. Given your inclusive management style, you possess strong influencing, facilitation skills, demonstrating your sound commercial awareness and a genuine interest in the media sector.

Package Description

Grade: SENEX 
Location: TVC

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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