We have an opportunity for a Financial Analyst to join our divisional Finance team in Children’s. We’re a team of five, motivated individuals that look after the monthly management accounts process for the Children’s team, confirming gross and net sales contribution. Your role will involve hands on collation, preparation, presentation and analysis of financial and management information for the division. You don’t need to have worked in publishing before as we’re interested in fresh perspectives and transferable industries.
You’ll work closely with the Finance Manager, as your line manager, and the other Financial Analyst’s in the team to prepare budget and forecast data across the different stages of the publishing process.
You’ll be partnering closely with non-finance colleagues in this role, including Editorial, Sales, Rights and Contracts. You’ll be helping your teams analyse data to help understanding around the profitability or potential profitability of a specific title, author or series.
Working in a creative environment with an emphasis on business partnering, you’ll need to be able to build strong relationships outside of finance. That means that you’ll quickly be able to build trust and be able to explain data and financial concepts to a non-financial audience without the jargon.
What you’ll bring
You’ll know your way around Excel – pivots, vlookups, and complex formulae. You’ll also be experienced building reports and have meticulous attention to detail.
You may also have started studying for a finance qualification (CIMA/ACCA or similar) and are looking to build on your practical experience in your next role.
If this sounds like your next step, please apply with a CV and covering letter by midnight on Sunday 14th August.
A salary range of between £26,000 – £34,000 is available dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.
We’re currently experimenting with hybrid working and involving colleagues across the business to shape our future ways of working. The needs of our teams and individuals are different, so we’re not taking a one-size-fits-all approach. While our offices are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility about where you work is just as important for doing your best work and for your wellbeing.
For this role, there are meetings and activities that you will need to attend in person (mainly at our offices in Nine Elms). The exact balance of office to remote working will depend on the nature of your role and team needs, and we are open to discussing this through the recruitment process.
What you can expect from us:Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:• 27days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days• Medical cover• Life assurance• Cycle to Work scheme• Discounted gym membership• Generous pension scheme• Summer working hours (role dependent)• Volunteering policy and charity matching• Employee Assistance programme• Mentoring programme• Extended gender neutral parental leave• Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK• Each site has trained mental health first aiders• We plant a tree for every new employee to our business
Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.
As aDisability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview.
We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at http://[email protected].
Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here: www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/applying-for-roles-with-a-disability
We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.