Analyst, Planning & Reporting

Recruiter
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competetive Salary
Posted
14 Dec 2017
Closes
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

 

Qualifications

 

  • 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