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Senior Financial Cost Analyst - Technology

Posted: 22 Feb 2021 Closes: 22 Apr 2021
Manchester Competitive
Permanent & Full-time itv/21000178

Senior Financial Cost Analyst - Technology
Manchester - Currently Remote Working

ITV is More Than TV...
Our vision is to be More than TV, building upon ITV’s unique and winning combination of creativity and commercial strength, driven by investment in data and technology.  ITV’s newly formed Media and Entertainment Division (M&E) consists of two business units – Broadcast and On-Demand – which collectively comprises over half of ITV’s total business today (from both a revenue and profit perspective). This new structure means we’re shaped for success, we can drive digital viewing, faster decision making, more innovation as we become a digitally led entertainment and media company.

Why ITV and this role....
Our Finance roles touch every element of our business and how we service our Media and Entertainment world and so we’re excited to announce that we are looking for a new Senior Financial Cost Analyst - Technology to join us. Our new Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Centre of Excellence (CoE), based in Manchester will provide direct support and a dedicated point of contact to the Finance Business Partners and partnering with them to make the right business decisions quicker, using great insight and reliable data to enable company growth.

The purpose of this role is to deliver high quality reporting, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis that provides timely and relevant information to senior management on Technology costs to support decision making.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Technology costs are accurately reported, and variances to budget and forecasts are captured and fully understood
  • Development of budgets, forecasts and plans
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual cost KPI reports
  • Prepare and provide packs/reports to deliver analysis and discuss with the business and decision support team. Gather and interpret cost data to analyse business performance, perform scenario analysis 
  • High level of focus on data quality and accuracy ensuring analysis provided to the decision support team and business partners is of the highest standard
  • Incorrect data should be fully understood and fed back to the appropriate teams, working together to improve data quality and accuracy
  • Capture risks and opportunities to improve gross profit for the business
  • Update process flows, operating manuals, training guides, and standard operating procedures as needed
  • Support with any ad-hoc data analysis requests e.g. investment appraisals
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives; and measure and realise sustainable benefits

The successful candidate will have the following key skills:-

  • Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) 
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills and familiarity with accounting and financial concepts
  • Knowledge of and experience with the analysis and reporting of financial and operational data, including the ability to gather, compile, and evaluate data from multiple sources
  • Strong Excel skills with ability to create and use advanced formulae & pivot tables
  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders in a clear and concise manner, and to lead discussions with key stakeholders and cross-functional teams 
  • Ability to meet the rigorous deadlines and to multitask and prioritise responsibilities
  • Ability to work at both a detailed and high level i.e. detailed level required when understanding business drivers behind numbers and reports versus the ability to understand the audience of Central Services reports and analysis and create information at a meaningful, relevant high level required for senior management
  • Experience working within a large matrix commercial organisation is preferable
  • Strong understanding of the business areas supported
  • High standard of computer literacy with strong Excel and Powerpoint skills a must with Hyperion experience preferable.

Minimum criteria highlighted in bold 

Closing Date: Monday 8th March 2021

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. So we’re introducing Smart Working.
Smart Working will mean different things for different people and teams. Whatever your preference, we will support you to ensure we provide you the right environment/work/life balance.

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader, we have committed to interview all candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. (minimum criteria is highlighted in bold)

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do.  Find out more  here

ITV, where creativity, diversity and collaboration put us right at the heart of popular culture."


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