Full Time Job

Senior Analyst, Finance

Entertainment One

London, United Kingdom 02-24-2021
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Senior Analyst (Costs), Finance

Entertainment One (eOne) is specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family brands; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.

eOne's Family Brands division is an exciting, fast growing team within the global Hasbro family that specialises in the development, production, distribution and brand management of kid's entertainment. Key properties in the brand portfolio include international pre-school TV phenomenon Peppa Pig; superhero hit PJ Masks; newly launched pre-school series Ricky Zoom; fashion brands My Little Pony and Jem; as well as action adventure brands Transformers: Rescue Bots and Power Rangers.

Role Summary:
The role is an exciting opportunity to join the Family Brands finance team as a senior analyst to own a variety of accounting, reporting and planning responsibilities to deliver accurate, timely results; insight to commercial teams in the business; and model future projected performance.

The role will be critical to the team's delivery on a monthly and quarterly basis and will be ideal for a talented, driven, recently qualified individual that is eager to gain broad exposure to accounting and finance in the entertainment industry and deliver value added support to a thriving business.

Key Responsibilities:

Management Accounting & Reporting

The team has a responsibility to provide accurate, timely and informative financial information to the business and to leadership. We report results on a monthly basis in a format that provides context and information with which strategic decisions can be made. You will be expected to support as follows:
• Analyse actual results against budget, forecast and prior year providing insightful commentary on variances through ongoing dialogue with the business.
• Support the analyst on consolidating management accounts from source financial information in multiple systems taking account of varying currencies and inter-company eliminations between the business units within the Family Brands division.
• Support the analyst on submission of business unit results in the consolidation system for relevant business units and reconciliation of submissions to supporting management packs.

Financial Accounting
• Own recognition of brand, marketing, capital and operating expenditure for the Family Brands division including analysis of progression against budget/forecast.
• Support the analyst in classifying and accruing such costs in accordance with group accounting policy and GAAP.
• Oversee the multiple inter-company trading relationships ensuring correct application of inter-company deal terms and policy.
• Review journal entries made by the analyst to ensure accuracy and compliance with internal control framework.

Business Partnering
• Day to day contact with brand and marketing teams providing analysis on an as needed basis to inform and influence campaigns run by these teams globally.
• Develop insightful analysis of global brand performance across Hasbro to enable timely, recurring information is provided to brand leads to influence future content and promotional strategy.
• Develop analytics and dashboards over time using software such as Power BI to drive improved KPI tracking and the quality of information sharing with the brand, marketing and production teams.

Financial Planning & Analysis
• Modelling of 3-year capital and operating expense budgets and quarterly re-forecasts including data manipulation and analytics from source system information.
• Work closely with the commercial teams to derive, model and explain assumptions used in expense projections ensuring that teams are sufficiently challenged to yield ambitious but achievable targets.
• Support analyst on submissions of the budgets into the consolidation system ensuring submissions accurately reconcile to the budget models.

Additional
• Ad-hoc analysis and project work as required by the business.

Required Experience & Competencies
• Qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA
• Driven and highly accountable for own work product
• Strong communication skills
• Proficient in Excel and preferably analytics software as Power BI
• Eye for detail and precision
• Positive and team-oriented

What you'll be a part of:
• Taking care: competitive health and dental coverage
• Investing in your future: and local defined contribution pension plans
• Break time: reduced hours in summer
• Be inspired: regular film screenings, concerts, and opportunity to get involved in industry events
• The office: modern facilities and in-house screening rooms
• Build a better world: transcend entertainment to our corporate social responsibility activities. Plan a social event. Promote healthy lifestyles. Go green. Give back.
• Grow: develop your career and shape your future

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Company Profile
Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.