11 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Finance Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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We’re looking for a Finance Manager to join our Publishing Finance team here at Penguin Random House UK. In this role you will partner closely with our Penguin Press division and will build key internal relationships across the editorial, marketing, publicity, sales, production and contracts teams.
This role reports into the Finance Director of Publishing PRH and has responsibility for the line management of a supporting Finance Analyst. This is a unique opportunity to blend your experience in finance within a publishing setting, and your key duties will involve:
  • Monthly management accounts – preparation of Profit and Loss and balance sheets, including the posting of journals
  • Budgeting and forecasting including providing grids to sales teams and processing revised sales assumptions
  • Preparation of group reporting and budget KPI packs
  • Acquisition P & L’s and calculation of bonus advances
  • Clear ad hoc analysis on Publishing House /department/ author or title performance to support decision making
  • Effective control of the Publishing House finances with clear reporting on performance provided on a regular timely basis leading to effective decision-making within the division and supported by robust analysis
  • Preparation of regular analysis of performance
  • Able to interpret financial statements, PL & balance sheet
  • Analysing, evaluating and commenting on relevant financial data
To be successful in this role you’ll be able to convey complex financial information to people across the business who are not from a finance background, and will be able to effectively challenge the business to be financially efficient. An understanding of revenues and costs associated with publishing will be desirable, alongside a highly analytical and accurate mind-set.
Building relationships and collaborations that enable challenge, support and influence with all levels of these teams will be vitally important, and will help you to significantly increase the financial acumen of the department overall.
We’re looking for someone with experience of working within a finance department with exposure to the commercial side of the business, and who is ideally working towards a professional qualification or is qualified.
This role will be based at our office in Pimlico (SW1V 2SA).
To apply for this role, please submit your CV and Cover Letter by midnight on Wednesday 8th July 2020.
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:
  • 25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
  • Medical cover
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Personal Learning Allowance
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Summer working hours (role dependent) 
  • Volunteering policy and charity matching
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Mentoring programme
  • Extended Parental Leave policy 
  • 60% Discount on Company books
  • 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. Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

Skills Required

  • Finance Management

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