Full Time Job

Senior FP&A Analyst


Warsaw, Poland 08-17-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

FP&A COE is known for its innovative thinking, best practices implementation and great customer service. Discovery seeks to unlock value for the company through igniting curiosity in all of its team members, encouraging collaboration and constantly transforming the way we work.

As the Senior OPEX FP&A Analyst, you support the expenses domain within the CoE, which offers you a great opportunity to participate in the overall finance transformation roadmap setting standards for the FP&A processes.
Your main responsibility is to ensure proactive and timely high-quality forecasting, reporting and analysis in the OPEX P&L. You will develop deep knowledge and competencies in this area to provide business stakeholders with required information to make educated decisions.


1. Driving OPEX Insights and Analysis
• Lead OPEX analyses across managed markets, to improve understanding, identify opportunities and feed into broader strategic questions
• Responsible for development of standard SMT and local budget holders reporting to highlight important trends, events or unusuals
• Generate insights on current OPEX questions, opportunities and challenges
• Manage ad hoc strategic and OPEX related financial requests i.e. preparing business plans, financial models and scenario analysis for situations including potential new channel launches or ceases, M&A

2. Providing core FP&A cycle activities local teams
• Support month end close activities related to accruals/deferrals of different costs and validation of actual results in the system
• Provide variance analysis to explain actual and forecasted performance of managed markets/regions vs prior year/plan/prior forecast
• Support forecasts/budgets development for managed markets by working with budget holders to review and validate their bottom's up, providing assessment and recommendations of OPEX drivers to local finance directors

3. Ad hoc Operational and Cost Management Projects
• Drive simplification projects to improve efficiency in working in FP&A OPEX area (ie. forecast modeling automation with machine learning, creation of global OPEX data warehouse reporting and self service BI tools)
• Assist the business partners, central and regional teams with OPEX related projects
• Collaborate across boundaries, share best practice working with different teams
• Gain comprehensive understanding of different OPEX dynamics in managed region
• Establish helpful productive relationships with key contacts in HQ and across the regions to encourage the flow of information and share knowledge

• 3+ years experience in Finance function in FP&A department
• Very good English verbal and written communication skills
• CIMA / ACCA / CPA certification or in progress would be preferred
• Knowledge of media industry dynamics and key metrics impacting revenue would be an asset
• Be able to meet stringent deadlines and work under pressure while showing excellent attention to detail
• Strong analytical and numerical skills
• Advanced Excel skills
• Experience in using EPM solution such as SAP BPC, Hyperion, Cognos, Anaplan

What's in it for you?
• Hybrid work model, flexible working hours
• Free access to player.pl
• Benefit package: private medical health care, life insurance, MyBenefit cafeteria including sport card, social funds, retirement pension plans, partial funding company kindergarten, recognition platform, employee referral program
• Work-life balance initiatives: wellbeing platform, yoga, massages, educational webinars, Employee Assistance Program, internal media initiatives
• Training & development: sharing the cost of English lessons, Employee Resource Groups, Bridge learning platform, sharing sessions with experts
• CSR activities: volunteering, eco & social initiatives
• Casual dress code
• Parking space available for booking

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rojynp-18-208-132-74-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Discovery, Inc. is the global leader in real life entertainment. We serve passionate fans with content that inspires, informs, and entertains, providing leadership across deeply loved and trusted brands, such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel.