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Commercial Finance Analyst - Sports Media

Commercial Finance Analyst - Sports Media

  • Location

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    Recently Qualified Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits

  • Contact:

    David Mendonca

  • Contact email:

    Davidm@cedarrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JO0000007378_1565973970

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-15

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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Commercial Finance Analyst - Sports Media - London

Cedar are working exclusively with a multinational Sports Media business in London, who are looking for an ambitious recently qualified professional for a sports focused commercial finance role.

This is a hands-on role managing the reporting across a range of sports rights & events, and for a high-achiever you can fast track in the business. The business has great retention and career nurturing, and across the business you can see examples of rapid internal promotion.

This is a business for ambitious high-flyers looking for a long and progressive career in the Sports or Media industries!

Reporting to the Finance Director, responsibilities include:

Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis

  • Preparation of forecasts for rights properties and on a 3 year rolling basis. This involves liaising with the Commercial and Production teams to ensure all relevant information is collected
  • Periodic cash-flow forecasting for rights properties
  • Overall football portfolio reporting and support for the Head of Sport

Management and Commercial Accounting

  • Responsible for period end accounting closes for a range of rights properties (predominantly football assets)
  • Variance analysis of actual results against forecast
  • Preparation of periodic client accounting reports for rights properties including liaising with clients.
  • Compliance with obligations under client and customer contracts
  • Liaison with group accounts payable function to ensure all company payments are made on a timely basis.
  • Valuation and appraisal of new sports rights acquisition opportunities

Essential skills required:

  • Recently Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA)
  • Commercial acumen and senior stakeholder management
  • A strong interest in Sports and Media
  • Strong ability in Excel
  • Technical knowledge in revenue recognition and US GAAP desirable