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Finance Business Partner - Sports & Brand Consulting


London, United Kingdom 04-13-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA's diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organisations that shape culture and inspire the world. The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations.

Named Most Valuable Sports Agency by Forbes for eight consecutive years, CAA represents more than 2,000 of the world's top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, social impact, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities. Founded in 1975, CAA is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Miami, London, Munich, Geneva, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Beijing, among other locations globally.

As the Finance Business Partner for the CAA Sports division, you will report directly into the Financial Controller. You will play a crucial role in supporting the sports commercial teams (Property Sales, Talent Sales, Executive Search and Brand Consulting). The role has a wide range of responsibilities and will require someone who is proactive, organised and can work to tight deadlines.

Main Responsibilities to include:
• Preparation of month end journals, month end audit files and Balance Sheet reconciliations.
• Month end close and timely preparation of financial and management reports (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash flow).
• Variance analysis budgets v actuals for period and YTD.
• Produce Month-end Performance Review Packs for the four divisions of Sporets. (Property Sales, Talent Sales, Executive Search and Brand Consulting).
• Business Partner with 4 division heads regarding financial performance.
• Annual budgeting and 6 month reforecast.
• Assist in the preparation of month end variance (flux) analysis on balance sheet movements vs prior periods.
• Ensuring timeliness, accuracy and completeness of transaction processing into the financial system, Microsoft Dynamics 365.
• Ensuring timely and accurate submission of financial reporting to Group Finance (LA).
• Liaising with project managers to ensure project budgets are up to date.
• Performing a first review of employee expenses on Concur by ensuring the correct documentation is provided and the cost is within Company policy.
• Perform calculations, analyses and reports as requested by the Financial Controller or Finance Director (UK & Europe).
• Play a key role in the annual statutory audits by preparing documentation and supporting schedules.
• Work with the Financial Controller and Finance Director (UK & Europe) to ensure that internal control processes are documented and reviewed.
• Work with Financial Controller to review finance processes and make recommendations for improvements where appropriate.
• Assist the Financial Controller or Finance Director in ad-hoc projects including an upcoming project relating to a Client Trust system.

• Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) or equivalent.
• Proactive problem-solving ability with an interest in further development within the organisation.
• Must have a high level of attention to detail and great organisational skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential as the role involves dealing with both internal and external stakeholders.
• Ability to be a team player with a conscientious and motivated attitude.
• Strong knowledge of Excel, including V look ups and Pivots.
• Experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365 desirable.
• An interest in sports and/or wider entertainment industry is desired.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d9n444-3-231-217-107-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), is the world’s leading full service entertainment, media, and sports agency. We represent many of the most successful professionals working in television, film, music, theatre, video games, sports, and digital content.