Finance Manager

Posted on Jan 26, 2024 by Resource Solutions - GSC
London, United Kingdom
Design & Creative
Immediate Start
£300 - £300 Daily
Contract/Project

Job Title: Finance Manager
Job Type: Contract - 6 months
Location: London
Day Rate: £300 per day

Opportunity Overview: Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products (WBDGCP), a Warner Bros. Discovery Company, extends the Studio's powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBDGCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera.

Role Objective: The role is within Consumer Products, and the Finance Manager will be a business partner to both Finance and Commercial stakeholders across specified EMEA territories and categories and Burbank HQ, by providing financial planning and strategic analysis through preparation of the annual strategic plan, quarterly re-forecast and project involvement. The manager will also be responsible for one direct report during periods of Paternity leave of permanent manager.

Key Responsibilities:
Strategy, Business Planning & Reporting (Budget/Forecasts/Strategic Plan)

* Manage and co-ordinate forecast process across EMEA and APAC
* Key business partner to Fashion and Home category team supporting during forecast process
* Prepare and consolidate revenues and expenses for budget and forecast planning cycles for EMEA. This includes:
o In collaboration with Burbank HQ, develop, prepare & distribute templates to Territories and EMEA Business partners (Category & Department Heads). This includes providing guidance and training as appropriate.
o Responsible for the load and validation of completed forecast templates into Planning systems with help of senior analyst.
o Provide direction on foreign currency translation and applying revenue recognition rules.
o Preparation for business review meetings including Revenues by Category, Territory, Franchise & Top Licensees.
o Provide viewpoint on latest revenue forecast and challenge sales team where required
o Preparation and review of Management Packs and presentation decks (including Profit & Loss Statements) prior to distribution to the Senior Management Team
o Assisting the Category Heads in the preparation, maintenance and consolidation of Licensee forecasts.
o Maintain and further develop Tableau reporting for Forecast purposes.
Monitor Operating Results

* Key contact across specified territories and categories for revenue queries (eg accruals versus actuals)
* Closely monitor performance versus long term ambition
* With support of Senior Analyst, monitor and report on product approvals

Financial Close (month, quarter, year-end)

* Monthly:
o Review expenses to ensure spending in line with forecast, working closely with US counterparts
* Quarterly & Year-End
o Co-ordinate with Centre of Excellence (COE) team based in Mexico and Poland on P&L completion and validation
o Support COE team in completion of Quarter-end processes including:
Preparation of accrual journals and validation of postings
Reconciling and validating actuals and forecasts in Planning systems and SAP
Refresh SAP BW Reports for Profit & Loss review
Profit & Loss reviews, including variance analysis
Distribution of Management Pack information
Year-End Specific - Reviewing Revenue Recognition and Deferred Revenue accounting.
o Provide insights and knowledge on key variances Actuals vs Forecast and provide update to commercial teams

Business Partnering and Ad Hoc

* Assist the Executive Director and VP working with category teams to develop actions plans for core initiatives
* Partner with local territories to drive business planning processes, including licensee business reviews examining subcategory performance, market penetration, deal post mortem, and strategic alignment.
* Partner with the commercial teams on financial queries, new initiatives and projects
* Participate in preparation of financial models in support of business plan creation
* Assist in preparation of business reviews
* Provide support and input into valuing Size of the Prize for Fashion and home, working closely with lead sales team and providing actionable monitoring process for delivery

Requirements:
Relevant Previous Work Experience
* Proven experience in financial planning required
* Retail/Consumer Goods/FMCG Industry experience preferred

Education/Qualifications
* University educated
* 2 years PQE in CIMA or ACCA

Knowledge/Skills Required
* Advanced - Microsoft Suite (essential: Excel and PowerPoint, beneficial: Access)
* Experience of SAP and BW reports preferred
* Experience of Tableau beneficial
* Knowledge of consumer & retail landscape and trends a plus
* A passion for Warner Bros. Discovery iconic brands and franchises

Other Requirements
* Strong communication and presentation skills - ability to present financial data to both finance and non-finance teams, at various levels, across the business
* Ability to manage remote teams
* Used to multitasking and ability to work well under time constraints in a fast-moving environment
* Ability to pay close attention to detail
* Ability to organize and schedule work effectively, remembering global time zones
* Pro active, "can-do" attitude, team player
* Major European language (French, German, Spanish or Italian) an advantage

Don't hesitate and miss out on this opportunity! Apply now!


Reference: 2707477867

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Finance Manager

Posted on Jan 26, 2024 by Resource Solutions - GSC

London, United Kingdom
Design & Creative
Immediate Start
£300 - £300 Daily
Contract/Project

Job Title: Finance Manager
Job Type: Contract - 6 months
Location: London
Day Rate: £300 per day

Opportunity Overview: Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products (WBDGCP), a Warner Bros. Discovery Company, extends the Studio's powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBDGCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera.

Role Objective: The role is within Consumer Products, and the Finance Manager will be a business partner to both Finance and Commercial stakeholders across specified EMEA territories and categories and Burbank HQ, by providing financial planning and strategic analysis through preparation of the annual strategic plan, quarterly re-forecast and project involvement. The manager will also be responsible for one direct report during periods of Paternity leave of permanent manager.

Key Responsibilities:
Strategy, Business Planning & Reporting (Budget/Forecasts/Strategic Plan)

* Manage and co-ordinate forecast process across EMEA and APAC
* Key business partner to Fashion and Home category team supporting during forecast process
* Prepare and consolidate revenues and expenses for budget and forecast planning cycles for EMEA. This includes:
o In collaboration with Burbank HQ, develop, prepare & distribute templates to Territories and EMEA Business partners (Category & Department Heads). This includes providing guidance and training as appropriate.
o Responsible for the load and validation of completed forecast templates into Planning systems with help of senior analyst.
o Provide direction on foreign currency translation and applying revenue recognition rules.
o Preparation for business review meetings including Revenues by Category, Territory, Franchise & Top Licensees.
o Provide viewpoint on latest revenue forecast and challenge sales team where required
o Preparation and review of Management Packs and presentation decks (including Profit & Loss Statements) prior to distribution to the Senior Management Team
o Assisting the Category Heads in the preparation, maintenance and consolidation of Licensee forecasts.
o Maintain and further develop Tableau reporting for Forecast purposes.
Monitor Operating Results

* Key contact across specified territories and categories for revenue queries (eg accruals versus actuals)
* Closely monitor performance versus long term ambition
* With support of Senior Analyst, monitor and report on product approvals

Financial Close (month, quarter, year-end)

* Monthly:
o Review expenses to ensure spending in line with forecast, working closely with US counterparts
* Quarterly & Year-End
o Co-ordinate with Centre of Excellence (COE) team based in Mexico and Poland on P&L completion and validation
o Support COE team in completion of Quarter-end processes including:
Preparation of accrual journals and validation of postings
Reconciling and validating actuals and forecasts in Planning systems and SAP
Refresh SAP BW Reports for Profit & Loss review
Profit & Loss reviews, including variance analysis
Distribution of Management Pack information
Year-End Specific - Reviewing Revenue Recognition and Deferred Revenue accounting.
o Provide insights and knowledge on key variances Actuals vs Forecast and provide update to commercial teams

Business Partnering and Ad Hoc

* Assist the Executive Director and VP working with category teams to develop actions plans for core initiatives
* Partner with local territories to drive business planning processes, including licensee business reviews examining subcategory performance, market penetration, deal post mortem, and strategic alignment.
* Partner with the commercial teams on financial queries, new initiatives and projects
* Participate in preparation of financial models in support of business plan creation
* Assist in preparation of business reviews
* Provide support and input into valuing Size of the Prize for Fashion and home, working closely with lead sales team and providing actionable monitoring process for delivery

Requirements:
Relevant Previous Work Experience
* Proven experience in financial planning required
* Retail/Consumer Goods/FMCG Industry experience preferred

Education/Qualifications
* University educated
* 2 years PQE in CIMA or ACCA

Knowledge/Skills Required
* Advanced - Microsoft Suite (essential: Excel and PowerPoint, beneficial: Access)
* Experience of SAP and BW reports preferred
* Experience of Tableau beneficial
* Knowledge of consumer & retail landscape and trends a plus
* A passion for Warner Bros. Discovery iconic brands and franchises

Other Requirements
* Strong communication and presentation skills - ability to present financial data to both finance and non-finance teams, at various levels, across the business
* Ability to manage remote teams
* Used to multitasking and ability to work well under time constraints in a fast-moving environment
* Ability to pay close attention to detail
* Ability to organize and schedule work effectively, remembering global time zones
* Pro active, "can-do" attitude, team player
* Major European language (French, German, Spanish or Italian) an advantage

Don't hesitate and miss out on this opportunity! Apply now!

Reference: 2707477867

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