• Business Planning and Analysis Manager

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 7 days ago(11/07/2019 15:19)
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  • Overview

    For sixty years ITN has been at the heart of the media landscape, internationally recognised for our quality, integrity and creativity.


    Combining our experience honed as one of the UK’s foremost media companies with cutting edge technology and expertise, ITN is the home of compelling content and visionary creativity.


    We make the award-winning news programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, reaching around 10 million people every day and providing comprehensive and impartial news to the British public.


    ITN Productions, ITN’s independent production company, produces high quality creative content for the corporate, commercial, broadcast and digital sectors.


    • Work with the Finance Director across a spectrum of financial management matters covering ITN News divisions (ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5), ITN Productions, IAAF Productions and ITN technology
    • Report performance to ITN management, business partnering with the Directors and Heads of divisions on financial matters as directed
    • Devise and manage the finance team to the finance planning calendar for forecast, budget and 3 year plan
    • Work with the management accountants/finance managers and Director in the delivery of all financial outputs required against agreed deadlines
    • Devise dashboards and financial information that provide insightful and meaningful analysis of the business
    • As directed to provide financial input and analysis for key commercial decision making: client contracts, new tenders, content acquisition, strategic relationships and capital investment e.g. JVs and if applicable M&A
    • Responsible for building models, appraising financials and due diligence on new deals and investments where applicable.
    • Responsible for managing the delivery of and accuracy of the financial data within all the Quarterly Performance Review packs
    • Assist across senior management bonus scheme target attainment
    • Help identify and implement cost savings and drive efficiencies in all businesses’ operations
    • Always looking for ways to identify and implement robust financial and commercial controls
    • With the Director manage working capital as efficiently as possible
    • Assist the Director in the management of the ITNP pipeline and required Board analysis
    • Work to ensure a consistency of finance approach, process and responsibilities across ITNP
    • Potential to have financial reporting responsibility for all ITNP central costs and the execution, management and review of the ITNP consolidation
    • Scrutiny, review and challenge of recharged central costs and overheads
    • With the management accountants/finance mangers to review divisional and vertical balance sheets
    • Responsibility for ensuring the Finance Director and senior business leaders are across all significant variances and issues
    • Articulate clearly to the CFO and senior business leaders all financials and analytics
    • Work with the Strategy Director when required, providing timely and relevant financial analysis
    • Establish great working relationships with Group Finance, News Finance, the ITNP management teams
    • Represent all business and reporting requirements in relation to any software or systems reviews, upgrades and enhancements
    • To be fully across the introduction of any new tools and software that may cause the ITN financials to be impacted
    • Assist in the timely delivery of the financial and audit elements of all third-party contracts and act as the liaison point for the statutory/third party auditors
    • Work side by side with the management accountants and finance managers and provide additional support and cover as and when this becomes necessary
    • Mentor, coach and develop other team members as identified
    • Act as a substitute for the Director when this is necessary

    These are the main requirements of the role and is not an exhaustive list of duties. It is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which will change over time. The role duties and role title may be amended to reflect the experience and abilities of the successful candidate.


    • Fully qualified accountant with solid post qualification experience
    • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills beneficial
    • Experience gained within a TV production business highly desirable
    • Direct line management experience
    • An expert in management accounts, forecasting and budgeting, managing foreign currency budgets and cashflow
    • Assertive regarding financial controls and procedures whilst having a flexible approach thereby ensuring operational demands are serviced in a timely fashion
    • Strong commercial awareness and data interpreting abilities
    • High attention to detail and thoroughness of approach
    • Open minded and solutions orientated
    • Positive approach to pressure
    • Must have a talent for multi-tasking and be able to self-prioritise, operate under their own initiative and work to tight deadlines
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Confident and proactive with the ability to effectively challenge business managers and negotiate effectively with third parties
    • Team based approach with the ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels including executive management, business unit leaders and the rest of the finance team

    Our people are at the heart of everything we do at ITN. It’s vital that our workforce reflects the diversity of both our audience and the wider society in the UK, so we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities. We also recognise the importance of a good work life balance, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including part-time and job shares for all our roles. Let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process if this is something you want to explore.


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