Financial Analyst - Commercial Financial Analyst - Commercial …

ITV
in London, England, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 12 Jun 19
Competitive
ITV
in London, England, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 12 Jun 19
Competitive
We are looking for a Financial Analyst, Commercial to join the Commercial Finance team. This role is responsible for supporting the Financial Controller of Commercial in the financial management of airtime sales, VOD and commercial overheads.

Financial Analyst, Commercial

London (Grays Inn Road)

Fixed Term Contract 12 months

Full-time

 

ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK. Behind every famous face, there are hundreds of others, all doing their bit to make things happen. We love telly, we’re passionate about content and most importantly we understand our audiences. As a growing international company, we’re commercially minded and have a global focus. We’re all about pushing the boundaries and being innovative.

Why you should join us...

ITV loves helping people build their careers. Every day we create quality content for different platforms, including some of the UK's best-loved TV programmes. Behind the scenes, our diverse team works collaboratively in a variety of different roles, thinking creatively and commercially to make an impact across the globe.

We are looking for a Financial Analyst, Commercial to join the Commercial Finance team.

What this role will entail…

This role is responsible for supporting the Financial Controller of Commercial in the financial management of airtime sales, VOD and commercial overheads.

Airtime is the biggest single revenue stream at ITV and significant focus will be needed on understanding the airtime trading model and the key drivers and measures of performance. Additionally the role is responsible for supporting the growing VOD revenue streams, forming a key part of the ITV growth strategy in the Advanced Advertising.

The role will report to the Financial Controller, Commercial and work closely with the sales team to provide commercial advice and strong financial disciplines.  

The role will be required to work closely with the Business Service Centre (BSC), suppliers and customers.

Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly board pack slides for NAR and TV Market, Category analysis, Trading balance, VOD and Commercial KPI’s.
  • Monthly reporting for VOD and Airtime responsible for invoicing and tracking major agency and programme finance deals.
  • Calculate and report revenue related costs and deal debt.
  • Monthly accounting and forecasting for overheads within Commercial.
  • Monitoring departmental costs and headcount to budget and understanding any variances arising
  • Assisting with the budget and bi-annual forecast process for income, cost of sales and overhead accounts within Commercial.
  • Provide input to annual 5 Year plan.
  • Assist with collation of key assumptions for inclusion in budget and forecast presentations.
  • Work with HR to forecast headcount & salary assumptions for all commercial business units.
  • Develop a sound understanding of the Airtime trading model.
  • Direct deal support for sales team with customer set-up and ensuring adequate credit cover.
  • Monthly monitoring of trading balance and deal debt provision, quarterly reconciliation to sales team/system, coordination of rolling forecasts and preparation to assist year-end audit.
  • Review and analysis of revenue related costs, including preparation of quarterly forecasts with sales managers.
  • CAPEX analysis, reporting and financial support to project leads.
  • Live Ads reporting and invoicing.
  • NAR & VOD analysis of key categories and advertisers.
  • Analyse/review external regulatory reporting (Ofcom/Thinkbox)
  • Any adhoc analysis as required.

The ideal candidate:

  • Qualified accountant with relevant and proven experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Proven ability to build relationships and work with differing levels of seniority
  • Strong planning, organisation and coordination skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Adaptable and hard working with a pro-active approach
  • Demonstrate ability to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong Excel and IT skills, Experience of using Oracle/Hyperion would be advantageous.

 

We love different perspectives and celebrate individuality. So, we look for the best talent from all walks of life. We're passionate about creating a diverse and creative team of people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Treating people equally and with fairness and respect is a way of life here. Our jobs are open to all.

At ITV we celebrate individuality. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and if you've a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role we'll guarantee you an interview. We're happy to discuss any additional support you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require additional support...

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