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Group Financial Accountant FTC

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Studios Group Finance team manages all aspects of the consolidation and reporting of the Group’s results, both to the Board and externally. The Group Financial Accounting team consist of the Financial Accounting Manager and a team of three Financial Accountants. The team is responsible for external reporting and technical accounting, setting accounting policy and best practice procedures across the Group. We also provide technical advice to operational teams and assisting in major non-routine transactions.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Financial Accountant to join the team on a 12 month fixed term contract/attachment. Reporting to the Financial Accounting Manager, the Financial Accountant collaborates with the finance community, BBC Studios' regions and central functions, in addition to the legal and FP&A teams on technical and commercial accounting matters.

The Financial Accountant helps to ensure that statutory and other external reporting requirements are met, and that the Group complies with accounting standards and practices.

Role Responsibility

Prepare and coordinate the year end Group accounts and annual review process, liaising with key stakeholders to ensure reporting deadlines are met.

Act as the main point of contact for technical queries across the business, including Revenue recognition, investments and foreign exchange, financial instrument queries.

Responsible for reviewing reconciliations of various group balances, performed in the wider-group central function.

Overseeing the preparation of subsidiary accounts from the UK and wider international business.

Liaise with external auditors to discuss and resolve any queries and ensure a smooth audit process.

Stay abreast of changes in accounting standards and conduct impact review of new IFRSs, e.g. IFRS 15 and 16.

Are you the right candidate?

As an experienced, qualified Financial Accountant, you will have had experience in a Global commercial environment and possess a broad technical accounting skill set.

You will confidently demonstrate practical knowledge and understanding of current and prospective technical accounting and reporting requirements under IFRS, in addition to treasury operations and the application of financial instruments. You will have experience in consolidation in a complex multinational organisation, with awareness of the impact of foreign exchange on trading performance. You’ll be accomplished in preparing primary statements, preparing a cash flow statement, and have a practical awareness of revenue recognition principles.

You thrive in an environment where collaborating is the key to success, partnering with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You’ll have a proactive and self motivated approach, with a passionate interest in BBC Studios.

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

About 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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