Group Reporting Analyst

News UK
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive + benefits
May 19, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Part qualified, Newly qualified

News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.

The Team: We are Group Finance, a key function of News UK with oversight of all areas of the business and regular direct liaison with the CFO and CEO.

Your Role: You will support the Head of Finance with principle responsibility to assist in processing and delivering regular P&L performance reporting and current year forecasting across the News UK Group portfolio to the CFO and US Head Office, combined with ad hoc analysis to support the business in making decisions.

Day to day: 

  • Preparation and submission of weekly results to News Corp.

  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of weekly results to the CFO.

  • Understand the full P&Ls for the News UK business across Publishing and Wireless.

  • Assist with investigating variances in results against expectations with other finance staff.

  • Completion of the month end process including system and organisational assistance.

  • Consolidation of the News UK Group numbers and the reporting to support the sign off process.

  • Ensure relevant teams receive numbers at the end of each reporting cycle.

  • Assist in the completion of US narrative explaining variances and support the US head office with ad-hoc requests. 

  • Assist in updating and maintaining the rolling forecast and tracking of mitigating action.

  • Supporting the budgeting and forecast cycles for News UK Group.

  • Assisting with analysis and completion of narratives for the quarter end conference call.

  • Ownership of monthly TLS P&L analysis.

  • Preparation of the quarterly TNHL Board report.

  • Investigate and solve any variances which arise, reconcile and investigate discrepancies.  

  • Supporting the on-going development of reporting outputs and review process, identify and develop process improvements and investigate solutions.

What we’re looking for from you: 

  • You need to be qualified or part qualified (ACCA, ACA, CIMA or equivalent), with relevant experience. 

  • Strong report writing skills, a high level of IT literacy in excel and ideally SAP and TM1.

  • Pro-active individual who indicates via their actions a desire to get the job done.

  • Experience of coordinating information involving multiple business areas with the ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external partners.

  • Commercially aware with strong accounting skills and attention to detail ensuring accuracy and consistency.

  • Tenacity and willingness to challenge at all levels.

  • Logical thinker and able to solve problems.

Life at News

At News UK some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I  strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes.  We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group. 

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support. 

In addition we also offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;

  • 25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weekss

  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.

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