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Financial, Planning and Analyst - Online Media Agency

Job Title: Financial, Planning and Analyst - Online Media Agency
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Central London
Industry:
Salary: 45000-50000
Start Date: ASAP
REF: FPLA06
Contact Name: Sean Smith
Contact Email: sean@crowleycox.co.uk
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Award-winning, highly innovative online media agency seeks a dynamic newly or qualified Financial, Planning and Analyst (FP & A) to join their fast paced finance team. Reporting to the CFO and global senior finance, this exciting role consists of various key functions including FP & A Analysis, Business Partnering and controllership.

FP & A Analysis - Lead the region’s annual/quarterly financial planning and budgeting exercises, month-end and bi-quarterly flash exercises, financial analysis on regional business performance

The ideal candidate will be a newly qualified or qualified accountant ideally worked within the online media industry or the media industry. You will also need to demonstrate market awareness, an entrepreneurial & strategic mindset and business acumen. 

Based in central London, our client boasts a Blue-Chip client list, stable income stream, excellent career progression in an environment where you have the freedom to implement changes to improve efficiency.

The Role:

  • A highly visible position within the corporate network with growth potential.  The position is based in London with occasional/light travel. Working with the Senior Finance Team

FP & A Analysis:

  • Lead the region’s annual/quarterly financial planning and budgeting exercises,
  • month-end and bi-quarterly flash exercises,
  • financial analysis on regional business performance
  • Maintain cost trend analysis to identify areas of potential cost savings
  • Monitor EMEA working capital, collections and process

Business Partnering – Regional team:

  • Support the Senior Finance in rolling out new FP&A and business operations initiative
  • Liaising with Client Finance team on client specific matters including external client audit

Controllership:

  • Partnering Corporate and Global Controllers on accounting issues, including revenue recognition
  • Working closely with Corporate and Global Controllers and local finance team on remediation of SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) issues

Key Skills:

  • Newly Qualified or Qualified Accountant
  • Confident and curious with strong analytical skills to lead the regions’ financial planning, analysis and reporting requirements. 
  • A self-starter with a strategic focus to support regional business heads (CEO, Global Client Partner, etc.) in achieving business and financial targets, while ensuring financial discipline. 
  • Comfortable partnering management-level individuals and able to communicate financial requirements to non-financial managers
  • Strong communication skills to business strategy and data analysis skills
  • Good Excel and Powerpoint skills a must. Hyperion and SAP experience a plus but not essential;
  • Prior experience in FP&A in an advertising (preferable media), or services environment, preferred
  • Flexible and curious mind-set and enjoy working in a dynamic, multi-tasking and self-starting environment

Salary £45,000 to £50,000

So we also offer a range of benefits:

  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • In addition to your annual holiday entitlement, the office closes between Christmas & New Year
  • 3 days off per year for charity work
  • Subsidised monthly massages
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Group Personal Pension Plan with matched contributions from 2% to 6%
  • Free breakfast
  • Early finish Fridays (4.00pm)
  • Independent mortgage advice
  • Free eye tests
  • Regular Bar Night
  • Retail discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing programme