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Financial Analyst

  • Application Deadline: July 19, 2019
  • London

General Summary

Bonnier Books UK is looking for a finance analyst to join the trade business. The finance analyst will support the head of commercial affairs and provide pro-active financial, commercial and business advisory reporting and analysis to the management team.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • In-depth analysis of financial and commercial data for the business and its divisions and imprints; reviewing sales, pricing and costing information.
  • Daily, weekly and monthly reporting of eBook sales and audiobook sales, as well as overall UK and international sales.
  • Report on margin and profitability by customer, title and territory.
  • Produce accurate financial reports during the month end processes.
  • Support the accounts team during the month end process with stock and provision analysis.
  • Develop key reports and dashboards, and present accurate financial data in a clear and concise manner.
  • Prepare meaningful reports to all key stakeholders as well as departmental heads.
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly financial reporting packages.
  • Assist with the acquisition P&L process.
  • Track advance and origination spend and compare to budget and forecast.
  • Analyse and maintain marketing expense tracker.
  • Assist in the development of the divisions annual budget and quarterly re-forecasts.
  • Collaboration with operations and royalties on data gathering and the royalty run process.
  • Assist with cost tracking and processing.
  • Any other ad-hoc financial analysis as required.

Work with great people

Alex Alexandrou
Head of Commissioning - Children's
"When I joined Igloobooks, I saw it as an exciting opportunity that would offer a completely different experience to any other design environment - I still like it after being here for over five years!"
Sahina Bibi
Marketing Executive
"My team is vibrant and fun; brilliant minds brimming with wonderful ideas. Though we each manage our own projects, we're always bouncing ideas off one another and brainstorming fresh new initiatives a"
Shane Hegarty
Head of Operations
"From my earliest days in the company I have been encouraged and enabled to have an appreciable input into how, when and what gets done – which is a rare thing to obtain, or sustain, in any company."

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Communication skills when writing and speaking.
  • Analytical skills, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working in a changing environment.
  • Able to consistently meet strict deadlines and produce high quality information.
  • Organisation skills.
  • Proactive attitude towards improving processes.
  • Advanced Excel experience (e.g. SUMIF, INDEX/MATCH, etc.) with the ability to create clear templates for non-finance staff.
  • Knowledge of other MS Office products such as Teams, OneNote, PowerBI and SharePoint.
  • 1-3 years of experience in an analyst role.
  • Experience using Biblio and Datawarehouse (SAP business objects) is beneficial but not essential.

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Working with a team of passionate, talented people

  • Internal learning and development programmes

  • Career Development opportunities

  • Fun social events

About the company

Bonnier Books is a major UK publisher with group sales of £80m. Home to three divisions and 16 adult and children’s imprints, we publish across a wide variety of genres, for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference – we believe every book matters.

For more information about Bonnier Books UK please visit our website: www.bonnierbooks.co.uk

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