Entertainment One

  • Senior Analyst, FP&A

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/16/2018 11:43 AM)
    # of Openings
    Permanent Full-Time
  • About Entertainment One

    Entertainment One’s Family and Brands Division is an exciting, fast growing entertainment company that specialises in the acquisition, production, distribution and licensing of kid’s TV and digital content. Key properties in the Brand portfolio include international pre-school TV phenomenon Peppa Pig, superhero hit PJ Masks, and the magical Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, plus a development slate full of shows with strong potential and premium partners attached.


    Entertainment One’s Family and Brands has 100+ employees based in London, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Sao Paolo. It is part of the wider Entertainment One Group, a leading international entertainment company with film, TV and music operations across the world. The Entertainment One Group has over 1,300 employees worldwide, with offices in Toronto, London, New York, LA, Madrid, Amsterdam and Sydney.

    Position Summary

    This role is situated within the Finance team of the Family & Brands division reporting into VP, FP&A.  The role will require working with and supporting various levels both financial and non-financial.  It’s an exciting role for someone who wants a step up in their career and is keen to take on more forward-looking responsibility whilst improving commercial acumen in a growing business.  The successful candidate will be a technically strong qualified accountant, hardworking and ready for a new challenge.


    Budget Planning & Analysis

    We are striving to improve our forecasting and planning processes both by refining commercial assumptions and implementing new forecasting tools. This role requires the ability to deal with large amounts of data accurately and consistently, working with the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and Senior FP&A Manager in a range of areas of planning.


    • Assist in the preparation of accurate and timely annual and semi-annual budgets/forecasts and presentations
    • Work closely with Family & Brands commercial teams and overseas agents to develop and maintain processes/systems to accurately produce budgets and forecasts which reflect the underlying business. Budget process responsibilities will include the following:
      • Roll forward of budget/forecast files
      • Preparation and analysis of revenue budgets i.e. L&M, TV, SVOD, VOD
      • Assist in preparation and analysis of cost budgets i.e. Travel, Opex & Marketing
      • Intercompany P&L and balance sheet modelling
      • Analysis and presentation of final numbers vs prior years / forecasts and drivers of growth
      • Assist in consolidation of all entities into P&L, Balance Sheet & Cash flow models
      • Uploading budget data to Group consolidation system
    • Input into regular outturn model / analysis, including maintenance of relevant pipeline documents for TV, digital, home entertainment, licensing, costs and investment cashflows
    • Work with Head of FP&A in continually reviewing and upgrading planning models and processes to ensure they are robust and fit for purpose

    Financial and Commercial analysis

    • Assist in the preparation of quarterly KPI packs for Heads of commercial teams and senior management emphasising operational/financial performance metrics and trends in all key territories
    • Work closely with commercial teams to ensure strong supply of commercial planning information
    • Working closely with research team to maintain financial metrics data within Microsoft Power BI for use by wide teams (outside of Finance)
    • Assist Head of FP&A and Senior FP&A Manager source and prepare key customer performance analysis for help in decision making for commercial teams


    • Ad-hoc analysis and project work as required by the business

    Key Competencies

    Required Experience

    • Qualified ACA, CIMA, ACCA
    • Experience in management accounts (must), budgeting and financial analysis
    • Experience in using accounting systems to post journals and exporting information for use in analysis
    • Spreadsheet modelling
    • Experience on working with IFRS accounting standard
    • Business partnering (preferred)

    Key Competencies

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Highly analytical mind
    • ‘Excel geek’ – modelling / macro / pivots
    • Solid technical accounting instincts
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Self-starter
    • Deadline drive
    • Eye for detail and accuracy
    • Team player

    Role suitable for someone who:

    • Wants to improve commercial acumen
    • Wants to move into planning from reporting
    • All round financial reporting and technical muscles (more than P&L)