Goodman Masson

Finance Analyst - Media

£275 - £300 per day
10 Jan 2013
09 Feb 2013
Goodman Masson
Job Role
Business Analyst
Contract Type
Financial Analyst required to focus on Quarter 1 forecasts, and assess the Portfolio while running the day to day activities for it's weaknesses in processes. If this is successful and highlights changes required then the Analyst will be required to implement change with the support of the Senior Finance Analyst and Finance Manager.
As the Finance Analyst you will be working closely with Commercial Management on business strategy including review of business re-structuring, joint ventures and organic initiatives. Other responsibilities include:
Appraisal and analysis of commercial contracts providing advice where necessary
Preparation of monthly management accounts including journal posting for accruals and prepayments.
Monthly balance sheet forecasting and reporting
Preparation of management reporting pack and review of results with Commercial Managers
Preparation of quarterly and rolling forecasts, attending review meetings with Commercial Managers, Regional Finance Director, CFO and CEO.
Schedule for accruals and prepayments must be maintained, understood, analysed, have supporting documentation and be managed closely
Understanding the weekly sales information for the portfolio with commentary and analysis
Provide quality, value added support to the Commercial Management and other colleagues, as directed.
Other ad hoc projects requested by the Senior Finance Analyst, Finance Manager, Group Directors and Commercial Managers.
Ensuring a strong, financial control environment is maintained and that group policies are communicated, implemented and complied with.
You will be a graduate who is 2-3 years Post Qualified - ACCA/CIMA/ACA and has relevant commercial experience/ You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with non-finance managers, colleagues and external parties. Experience of working closely with non-finance managers is essential. You will be competent, capable, deadline orientated and be able to work autonomously as well as within a team, as well as being able to use ones initiative. As the Finance Analyst you will be fiercely analytical and be able to
organise, plan and deliver meeting challenging deadlines. Advanced Excel skills would be advantageous. Experience in using JDE, Hyperion and Business Objects would be fantastic and experience in the publishing and events industry is not essential, although experience in the media industry is preferred.

Goodman Masson is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Goodman Masson is an equal opportunities employer.

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