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Finance Planning Analyst

  • UKTV Media Ltd
  • London, UK
  • 31/05/2024

Job Description


We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Planning Analyst to join the Finance  team on a permanent basis.

The purpose of this role is to partner with the wider UK business and finance teams to provide strategic financial & planning analysis to inform commercial decision-making.

And to support the senior FP&A manager to prepare and deliver the UKTV and UK Long Range Plan (LRP), annual budget, quarterly and rolling forecasts and other financial planning & modelling of new business initiatives

What we would like you to bring: 
  • Previous experience of budgeting, business planning and forecasting
  • Experience partnering with the business & teams to provide financial analysis and advice to support business decisions
  • Experience with reporting systems (SAP & BPC) preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in the media/broadcasting sector preferred

Skills & Personal qualities
  • Advanced Excel skills with experience in analysing and modelling large data sets
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships across the organisation, and work collaboratively across multiple functions
  • Able to simplify and communicate complex financial information to key stakeholders
  • Able to prioritise and manage time effectively, managing deadlines and conflicting demands and using initiative to resolve day-to-day problems
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity in a fast-moving environment where new and unfamiliar business opportunities are being modelled 

At UKTV, we are working in a hybrid environment with a mixture of home and office working. Getting together in the office as a team and a company gives colleagues an opportunity to build and maintain great relationships, encourages our culture of collaboration and creativity while recognising that colleagues need to have a healthy and happy work-life balance. You’ll agree with your manager the split of time you spend in the office or at home based on the role that you do, how often you come together as a team and your personal preference. 

Diversity & Inclusion Commitment
At UKTV, our inclusion vision is to truly represent society in our workforce and on-screen, and create a culture of fairness and respect where we champion difference so that every person feels included and empowered to do their best work. We are committed to ensuring a level playing field at UKTV where all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity, and that we have diverse voices at the table in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone and we want UKTV to be a place where you can be your authentic self, give your best and develop your career free from discrimination of any kind.

What you will work on - Key Responsibilities

  • Support SFP&A Manager and the business to prepare all aspects of the annual budget, forecast and long-term planning processes for all commercial areas for UK
  • Work closely with the Management Accounting team to provide relevant inputs and analysis required for modelling and/or decision-making purposes
  • Support the wider business in developing annual business plans to inform the financial budget and forecasts, identifying and aligning on key business drivers & assumptions
  • Contribute to the preparation of business cases, investment proposals and key projects, providing relevant analysis and insight using benchmarking & other methods to assess financial impact
  • Develop tools, models and processes that improve the analytical capabilities of the finance team and support business decision making
  • Prepare reporting to wider BBC Group including presentations and system uploads

About UKTV

UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 30 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers.

UKTV is part of BBC Studios, the UK's most-awarded production company, a world-class distributor with international branded services, and a commercial subsidiary of the world's leading public service broadcaster, the BBC.