Junior Commercial Finance Analyst

HarperCollins Publishers

  • Team: Commercial Finance
  • Salary: Permanent
  • Location: London, UK
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 25th Jan 2022 GMT

Perks and benefits

Healthcare
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Cycle to work scheme

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Job Description

HarperCollins are looking for a Junior Commercial Analyst to join the Commercial Finance team. The successful candidate will assist with the budgeting and forecasting process, month end financial reporting and will provide commercial and strategic support to the publishing division.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in budgeting and forecasting divisional financial performance

  • Ensure that the publishing schedule is accurately reflected in the budget and forecast

  • Work with other areas of the business (e.g. editorial, sales, production and marketing) to gain relevant information to help compile budget and forecast

  • Input/update budget/forecast in our finance system

  • Assist in month end analysis of the division’s performance against forecast and budget

  • Work with Group Finance to calculate the monthly costs charged to the Profit & Loss tracker

  • Assist in preparation of reports for monthly divisional commercial meetings, including the month end commercial pack

  • Assist the commercial manager in providing financial information to the division to inform commercial decisions.

  • Sales reporting to identify trends, analyse performance and inform future decision making

  • Prepare and report on profitability of previous publications to aid decisions on future acquisitions

Key Skills/Experience

  • Experience in a fast-paced finance team, to include involvement in budgeting, forecasting and month end reporting OR office experience in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and changing priorities

  • Commitment to gaining an accountancy qualification

  • Excel skills including formulas, charts and pivot tables

  • Ability to communicate complex financial information to non-financial staff – both written and verbal.

  • Highly organised and able to juggle several different projects at once

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Analytical skills to include investigation and explanation of the causes of variances.

  • Proactive approach to problem solving

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

If you wish to discuss anything regarding this position and/or your application to this role, please reach out directly to our Recruitment Manager at Kally.simmonds@harpercollins.co.uk with subject heading ‘Vacancy Query’ plus the job title.

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