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Business Analyst

  • IMG
  • Chiswick Park, Chiswick, London W4, UK
  • 15/11/2023
Full time Finance

Job Description

Who We Are:

Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation, sports operations & advisory, event & experiences management, media production & distribution, experiential marketing and brand licensing.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented Business Analyst with expertise in finance and finance operations, specifically with a strong focus on procurement, vendor onboarding and related workflows. As a Finance and Finance Operations Business Analyst, you will play a crucial role in analyzing and improving our procurement and Accounts Payable processes, ensuring efficiency, compliance, and optimal financial performance. Your insights and recommendations will directly impact our organization's Procure to Pay operations and vendor management strategies.

Main Purpose of Role:

Collects and interprets purchasing, invoicing, payments, and vendor data.  Conducts comprehensive analysis of existing processes, workflows, and related financial operations, identifying areas for improvement, automation, and streamlining.

Uses Key Performance indicators (KPIs) and statistics to find areas of opportunity and provide recommendations for process improvements.

Support ad hoc queries from WNS / Treasury when required

What You’ll Do: 

  • Collects and interprets PTP data (including Concur, Esker, and SAP) to help Endeavor take actionable steps to improve P2P performance and meet goals

  • Collaborate with stakeholders from finance, procurement, and vendor management teams to understand their needs, gather requirements, and translate them into functional specifications.

  • Analyze financial data, including payment terms, pricing structures, discounts, and contract terms.

  • Develop reports and dashboards to provide insights into vendor performance, cost optimization opportunities, and financial risks.

  • Establish new data gathering and analysis techniques within the organization

  • Support a culture of continuous improvement in control and cost in Finance transactional services

  • Help define and implement KPIs and performance measures associated with the PTP process. 

  • Participate in regular cross-business operational leadership meetings at which overall process performance, escalated issues and major change requests are managed.

  • Provide input for process improvements based on knowledge of third-party capabilities aligned with Endeavor business requirements

  • Review and sign off on our BPO Partner’s (WNS) data where required.

  • Work closely with WNS to identify areas of improvement, reorganizational alignment, and automation opportunities

You Have These: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field

  • At least four years’ experience as an analyst in an established organization

  • Strong understanding of financial concepts, accounting principles, and vendor management practices.

  • Proficiency in analysing financial data, generating reports, and utilizing data visualization tools.

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Report writing and presentation skills

  • Experience with analytics work in Esker and SAP or equivalent systems

  • Desired but not essential – experience working on Automation initiatives

We’d Love If You Also Have These: 

  • Ability to diagnose problems / issues and resolve in a timely manner.

  • Ability to analyse information from a number of sources

  • Excellent attention to detail required

  • Ability to create simple solutions to complex problems

  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate across functions appropriate at all levels of the organisation.

  • Good relationship and customer service skills

  • Tenacious with a results driven focus

Working Conditions: 

·         Permanent, London Chiswick Park

·         Working hours are: 9am-5pm

·         Working days are: Mon-Fri

Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 4 days per week. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  

Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.