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Discovery

Senior FP&A Manager

Summary

Reporting to the Finance Director, this role will work closely with Discovery Golf business teams, central Digital FP&A, FP&A CoE in Poland to provide support for month-end close, annual / long-range planning and ad-hoc analysis on revenue and cost drivers to further optimize the business and drive long-term efficiencies

Responsibilities

• Support Finance Director in delivering month-end close, monthly reforecast, annual budgets & ad hoc analysis with a view to integrate standard processes into the Centre of Excellence
• Business partner Golf team and manage day to day needs of the digital business - taking ownership of new projects, providing sound financial analysis to determine both short and long-term impact on the business
• Liaise with suppliers and key external partners to ensure the financial flow is correct and accurately represented in the P&L
• Month-end close process including
• Develop monthly financial reports for each budget owner to accurately track spend and give greater insight into performance of the business and underlying KPIs
• Create monthly volume and revenue reporting to track growth of the business and give greater insight into key metrics including acquisition costs, revenue per user, long-term value for registered and paid subscribers
• Prepare monthly reforecast liaising with budget owners helping them understand financial impact of their decisions and translate it into risk and opportunities
• Support Accounting in ensuring that monthly results are accurate
• Continuously improve reporting capabilities
• Annual & Long-Range Business Planning
• Create and maintain comprehensive models to capture forecast inputs and summarise into clear and concise outputs, with the ability to be dynamically adjusted for scenario analysis
• Clearly articulate the key hydraulics that are driving variances YOY and to prior forecasts
• Ensure that the forecast of revenue and costs are fully underpinned by detailed operational assumptions
• Use the model to give insight into rolling forecast
• Identify key risks and opportunities
• Other Projects
• Develop robust model analysing direct to consumer performance considering profile of the subs, acquisition costs, roll to pay, revenue per user, long-term value for registered and paid subscribers. Monitor performance on the monthly basis aligning with accounting to book the correct revenue
• Drive the development of marketing budgets to support investment decisions; develop scenarios to facilitate decision making around levels of marketing spend
• Initiate cost transformation activities to optimise cost base while still delivering the same benefits to the organisation
• Use the integrated models to embed the standardised activities in the Centre of Excellence in Poland

Requirements

• Dynamic, passionate and inquisitive
• Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field / Qualified Accountant
• 5-7 years' experience in financial analysis, business planning, or accounting
• A background in digital media or consumer products preferred
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, work independently, with strong attention to detail
• Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word & PowerPoint or equivalent
• Strong communications and interpersonal skills including ability to communicate financial concepts to non-financial people
• Experience of business partnering, financial planning displaying strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to challenge investment decisions and comfortable having difficult conversations with non-financial stakeholders
• Proactive mindset - the ability to identify and act on information before being asked to
• Ability to respond to change quickly but also systematically
• Previous experience in a multinational environment would be advantageous

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