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Commercial Finance Manager, Sports Rights Acquisition

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Up to £75000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Graham Thornton
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: 18/05/2023
  • Expiry Date: 18 June 2023
  • Job Ref: JO0000012795_1684496992

Commercial Finance Manager - Sports Rights Acquisition

Sports Media giant

To £75,000 dependent on experience

Central London / Hybrid

This market leading, global Sports Media group delivers sports and entertainment broadcast content across multiple territories. With an instantly recognisable brand and a highly acquisitive approach to growth, this exciting business is expanding at a rapid rate.

It is now seeking a highly talented and commercially orientated finance professional who can play a key role within the Rights Acquisition Team.

This high-profile role includes:

  • Partnering a variety of senior stakeholders including OpCo Md's, Director of Rights Strategy & Acquisitions, Group Strategy, Group MD and Group Finance
  • Delivering accurate tracking of sports rights budgets including flash reports
  • Developing KPIs and reporting dashboards for sports budget utilization
  • Reviewing Rights financial performance
  • Supporting all valuations with robust P&L modelling and strong financial analysis for all targeted content acquisition recommendations
  • Ensuring all financial elements of valuations have been reviewed, challenged and stress tested
  • Researching and analysing industry trends and new business opportunities

Candidate requirements:

  • Passionate about sport
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • In depth Excel knowledge, adapt at manipulation large data sets
  • Deep understanding of cashflow forecasting and financial analysis
  • Able to deliver with a demanding and fast paced environment, often at short notice
  • Confidence in own ability


  • Pay TV sector knowledge
  • Rights acquisition exposure