Commercial Management Accountant 12 month FTC

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

Posted


Description

About The Telegraph

The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand synonymous with quality, credibility and authority for more than 160 years.

We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion and insight our journalism provides to a discerning audience. Every day the content we create sets the news agenda, sparking debate and provoking comment.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers. We’ll achieve this with a constant focus on our journalism, and by using the data and understanding we have of The Telegraph’s audience to successfully grow our revenue streams from subscriptions to advertising, travel, events, and financial services.

We want to capture diversity of thought through our people, create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.

For more information on our purpose, beliefs and people values, please visit our website. Visit our careers website to learn more about our people and jobs.

About the Role

As a Commercial Management Account, you will be vital to the success of the FP&A team and will provide detailed management accounts and analysis whilst also providing financial support and guidance to both the business and the finance team.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting

  • Support in managing & reporting P&L, balance sheet & cash flow on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis as relevant. Includes budgeting, forecasting and actual performance reporting, ensuring timely, accurate, relevant, reliable and quality insight outputs for relevant business areas. A key responsibility will be the month end close and balance sheet reconciliations.

Business Partnering

  • Support effective Business Partnering to the relevant department heads/budget holders, providing both support and challenge on the numbers. Ensure stated strategy is reflected in the financial plans from both a short and long term perspective.
  • Provide commercial financial support, partnering and risk management to the dedicated areas of the business - relating to weekly and monthly reporting, planning, budgeting and forecasting, KPI’s.
  • Aid decision making by providing financial support, guidance and modelling to guide outcomes.

Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Support Senior FBP in terms of producing quarterly forecasts and annual budget in accordance with strict deadlines and group controlled guidelines.
  • Provide information and analysis on cost and revenue trends.
  • Utilise existing models to help inform decision making.
  • Be an independent source of review and challenge to the business in order to ensure outcomes
  • are robust.
  • Produce budget and forecast in the system.
  • Support production of reporting packs, providing variance analysis, commentary etc.

Other

  • Liaison with auditors and other external sources as required.
  • Liaison with the various finance teams ensuring deadlines are understood and met, and guidelines are understood and adhered to.
  • Continual review of processes and modelling to ensure best practice and drive a culture of continual improvement and challenge of status quo.

Essential Skills

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work across the business, both with financial and non-financial partners.
  • Strong excel skills.
  • Proactive approach to work and problem solving.
  • Confident communicator, able to clearly articulate issues and identify solutions.
  • Experienced in the accounting process.
  • Engaged team member.
  • Qualified or working towards an accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA).

Benefits

The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), to life assurance and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development

- Access to formal tech & digital skills training

- Access to LinkedIn learning

With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion

We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Our organisation is on a continuous journey to achieve this sense of belonging, with focused inclusion policies, training, and internal networks. We believe it’s not only the right thing to do but that there’s a strong business case to support it. Because if you feel you belong, you’ll feel more comfortable, so you’ll be more likely to achieve your best.

We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.

Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We’ve also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.

The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds. We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

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