Entertainment One

Assistant Business Analyst, Home Entertainment

2 weeks ago
# of Openings
Fixed Term Full-Time

About Entertainment One

Global reach, local expertise.

eOne works with premier partners to bring epic stories to life on the big screen. Led by Steve Bertram, the team works with some of the most recognized industry partners including The Mark Gordon Company, Amblin Partners and Sierra Pictures to develop, acquire, produce, finance and sell some of the globe’s best films for audiences on all platforms.

Position Summary

This is a 12 month fixed term training accountant’s role working in a team of three to produce management accounting, reporting and commercial analysis for the UK’s largest independent content distributor. eOne is a global business, being listed in the FTSE 250.


Main purpose of job


Working within the combined Management Accounting and FP&A team (team of 12), this role will undertake a variety of tasks and processes which contribute to the production of Management Accounts, Budgets and forecasts and all other associated deliverables to the UK management team, Global Film Group and Group Finance Function. In addition regular analysis will be prepared in close conjunction with the Business Analyst – Home Entertainment to support and develop the commercial function of the business.


A study supported role, the candidate can expect to develop their experience in a varied, dynamic and exciting environment.  


Key accountabilities



  •  Responsible for month end journal preparation and postings for key areas of the P&L and balance sheet leading to monthly Management Accounts being prepared for the Home Entertainment element of UK Film. This will include but not be limited to:
    • Coordinating and preparing monthly DVD sales information and posting of accruals and revenues by title

    • Preparation of month end marketing and technical accruals and prepayments journals
    • Analysis of monthly DVD revenue and variances to latest forecast
    • Review of DVD cost of sales including variance to forecast
    • Preparation and posting of DVD distribution fee by title
    • Production of balance sheet reconciliations and analysis of marketing spend
  • Stock reconciliation and analysis.
  • Assist with the building of month end reporting packs including the Filmed Entertainment Group’s Supplementary Reporting Pack.
  • Assist Business Analyst with ad hoc project work as required.
  • Provide support with additional analysis, including audit preparation and half year / full year reporting.


Planning and Analysis


  • In close conjunction with the Business Analyst – Home Entertainment, prepare monthly commercial reporting packs to be reviewed by relevant heads of department and MD/FD.
  • Collate and reconcile sales data from third parties to be used by Finance and HE departments.
  • Prepare regular analysis of internal and external information to present to commercial teams to aid decision making in areas such as industry trends and sales profiles.
  • Assist in preparation of Budgets and official Forecasts.
  • Forecast and review Home Entertainment cashflow.




  • Engage with process and system review and development.

Key Competencies

Key Competencies


  • A demonstrable interest in the commercial elements of the business and wider industry themes and issues
  • Drive and enthusiasm
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An ability to review processes with clarity and create efficiencies
  • Articulate with advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner
  • A proactive and responsible attitude to workload, with a propensity to own the key duties of the role
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint


Other Requirements


  • Part ACCA / CIMA qualified (first time passes preferred) with at least one year experience within another business
  • A minimum of 3 “B” grades at A level
  • Experience using Financial systems such as MS Navision & SAP preferable but not essential

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

To be considered for this position you must provide evidence that you have the right to work in the UK