Analyst, Planning & Reporting

London (Greater)
Competetive Salary
14 Dec 2017
03 Jan 2018
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Position Summary  To work within the Planning & Reporting Team to ensure timeliness, accuracy and reliability of monthly actual, quarterly forecast & annual budget financial information for FNG Europe and Africa region.   Responsibilities 

  • Assisting with the collection of financial information from the businesses within FNG Europe and Africa
  • Consolidation of monthly USGAAP financial statements, quarterly forecast and annual budget financial reporting in parallel with corporate requirements
  • Developing templates for the review of P&L, Cashflow and Balance Sheet reporting for monthly actuals, quarterly forecast & annual budget
  • Collating information for monthly and quarterly supplementary submissions (e.g. DSO reporting, Foreign Exchange analysis, programming masterfile)
  • Ensuring consistency and integrity between P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflows, and that information is presented as efficiently as possible
  • Making a proactive contribution to progressively improve reporting speed and quality to all stakeholders
  • Assisting with establishing and maintaining planning and reporting processes in respect of new lines of business (e.g. Fox +, National Geographic Partners)
  • Co-ordinating and monitoring responses from Europe & Africa teams for regular and ad-hoc reporting requirements
  • Supporting Senior Manager and Manager, Planning & Reporting with supplementary analysis and ad hoc requests from FNG Europe & Africa regional management, FNG Home Office (LA) and 21st Century Fox (New York)
  • Supporting the monthly recharges of European Regional costs to all territories within the region
  • Monitoring the status of actual recharges against budget and ensuring the correct allocation
  • Co-ordinating and assisting with the set-up of a new European branch to handle European recharges, including processing of operational transactions and co-ordination of AP & AR
  • Essbase (regional data management system) tasks, such as loading Foreign Exchange rates, making and monitoring adjustments at regional level
  • Working with Europe & Africa local finance teams to ensure consistent and accurate reporting in compliance with Group policies, local and US GAAP
  • Promoting a robust control environment across the Europe & Africa region
  • Supporting Europe & Africa local finance teams with Peoplesoft to ensure effective utilisation of the system by all teams
  • Ad hoc as required with other projects from Europe & Africa Regional Finance team




  • Excellent team player, who consistently displays a positive attitude
  • IT literate with strong Excel skills and accounting systems knowledge
  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate both within the Financial Reporting team and with a range of people across various countries
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with experience of managing multiple deadlines
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
  • Proactive, with quick understanding of the business model 
  • Proven track record and fast learner
  • Use of Hyperion reporting systems desirable